|'New Beginnings' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis $150 buy now|
“Creation” encompasses the purpose behind why we paint. What it is that we hope to represent to others. This is the poetic aspect of being an artist. There is no right or wrong in creativity, just purpose. It takes introspection and is as individual as the artist. If you feel that you are lacking direction or purpose in your work, set time aside for quiet contemplation. Sow down. Take a breath while painting. It is akin to listening instead of talking. Being more present is a good goal in life as well as in painting." Richard McKinley
|'Marsh Greens' 8x10 pastel $75|
I had already decided that this year will be a year of 'Gathering'. Last year I did a lot of experimenting with new media and new techniques. This year I want to slow down and incorporate these new ideas into my work and work towards finding a direction for my work. I am planning several trips that will give me downtime and a chance to reflect and gather reference material. I will still keep up with the blog and daily painting but at a less frantic pace. I will take more breaths and step back more from the easel. A year of gathering with no pressure to meet lofty goals....that is my goal!