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Karen Margulis
07-25-2007, 07:36 AM
Here's a twist on the wildflower paintings I've been doing lately. This is from a photo I took of an amazing sunset I witnessed one summer over the Deleware Bay. There had been a fierce storm so I thought that we'd miss the sunset....but it made a brief appearance and for a moment the sky was magical! c& c always appreciated.


07-25-2007, 07:40 AM
Nice !!!!

Di Court
07-25-2007, 07:54 AM
Congratulations Karen! I think this painting has strong WOW factor :)
I also like the way the immediate foreground is out of focus to take us further into the field. Its gorgeous.

07-25-2007, 07:59 AM
Yeah - I agree.
The background and the foreground both really complement each other really well. The flowers down below eye level really help you look up into the sky.
Very nice indeed.

07-25-2007, 08:44 AM
This painting is as magical as the sky. Beautiful job!


07-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Like the others said, this is magical! Very beautiful.


Karen Margulis
07-25-2007, 08:52 AM
Thank you all for such nice comments! I always appreciate knowing if something works or not!


07-25-2007, 09:00 AM
I love it! The play of the warm orange/gold tones with those blues is a feast for the eyes. I love how you've created so much with so little detail.

07-25-2007, 09:28 AM
Your painting is so very soft and pretty! Donna R.

M Douglas
07-25-2007, 10:15 AM
Beautiful, I agree with Di that this one has the WOW factor.


Donna T
07-25-2007, 10:39 AM
I love this one, Karen! I am also amazed at how you use just the right amount of detail. Any more and it would be fussy but you always get it just right. Gorgeous colors and beautiful light.

Donna T

07-25-2007, 10:52 AM
wow.. that is beautiful... so serene.. and that colour pallette is just wow!

Karen Margulis
07-25-2007, 11:03 AM
Thank you!!!! I really appreciate all the comments. I wasn't sure how my photo would translate into a painting so I just went for it...using my favorite colors of course!


07-25-2007, 11:16 AM
i agree completely, a serious 'wow factor' painting! love it!

07-25-2007, 12:26 PM
I think this one is just fabulous. I would LOVE to have it on my wall, and I'm fussy! It has serious wow factor as others have said. I love the colours!

07-25-2007, 12:38 PM
The sky really is very beautiful, but I'm most impressed with the way you handled the foreground -- absolutely perfect!

Paula Ford
07-25-2007, 12:39 PM
Gorgeous and moody and gorgeous....oh I said that already :D


07-25-2007, 12:57 PM
A sure fire winner. this is stunning, great handling of the foreground against that beautiful sky. I like the play of complementary colors too.

07-25-2007, 02:13 PM
Wonderful work - but I sure don't see summer - I see winter! I think this could be any season at all with those dramatic clouds.


Mary Brigid
07-25-2007, 05:50 PM
This is just gorgous. I love the colours. so moody and relaxing.... And I too would hang this on my wall
Mary Brigid

07-25-2007, 06:33 PM
I just love the mood of this painting, its just beautiful, well done.

07-25-2007, 07:49 PM
My favorite colors, too!


Karen Margulis
07-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Thank you thank you!!! How nice to see all your responses. I appreciate it so much!


07-26-2007, 07:50 AM
Beautiful! what size is it?

Karen Margulis
07-26-2007, 08:00 AM
Thanks Johnnie! It's just 8x10 I rarely work very large though I do like to.
Thanks for looking!


David Patterson
07-26-2007, 08:15 AM
Very nice Karen...I like the touches of red colors in the grass!


maggie latham
07-26-2007, 08:39 AM
Lovely painting. What size and on what kind of paper? I love the flowers and the sky.

Karen Margulis
07-26-2007, 08:51 AM
Thanks David and Maggie!
Maggie, it's 8x10 on white Wallis.


07-26-2007, 03:31 PM
Ahh this is beautiful karen,so much detail,beautiful colours too

07-26-2007, 03:49 PM
Hi Karen,

It has the subtility (or how the heck one spells it....) of Art.

Kind regards,


bruce johnson
07-26-2007, 08:11 PM
Brilliant work Karen ,... I love everything about it especially the composition...

07-27-2007, 08:55 PM
What a mood piece !!!!!! the complimentaries are really working for you....and I love your style.....calm energy.

07-28-2007, 02:06 AM
i think your *painting* is magical !!

07-28-2007, 06:22 AM
I like the way you've kept the sunset to a subtler glow instead of going for really vivid colours :) and the tracery of flowers is delicately done.

maggie latham
07-28-2007, 06:24 AM
I keep clicking back onto this! It is beautiful…subtle and has a lot of feeling.
Very nice painting!

07-28-2007, 10:37 AM
This is more than just beautiful. You've captured perfectly that post-storm moment of dynamic calm. The composition of your painting doesn't let the eye take it in all at once; it keeps moving around and returning to that soft orange at the center that pulls everything else together. I love the way you've balanced your pallette, using the same colors in different way-- part of how you captured both the energy and the calm. It's both exciting and relaxing. I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but my jaw dropped when I saw it-- I didn't expect anything so unusual and so lovely from the thread title. I know better now!

We might have to set up a revolving list of people who get to hang this in their homes for a week at a time.

Dayle Ann

07-28-2007, 04:42 PM
Very atmospheric painting. Congratulations.

07-28-2007, 11:17 PM
I was almost ready to call it a night when I saw the title of your piece (yes! I don't look if the title doesn't at least get my interest). I am glad I stopped, your piece is one of the best I've seen tonite. It speaks to me, there is a story hidden that makes me think this is not just a "painting" but a genuine piece of art. Everything about this art works as a whole. I also wish I could afford something this good for my own home. It pleaseth the eyes.

07-29-2007, 01:59 AM
wow! Strikingly beautifull!

Tracy Lewis
07-29-2007, 05:29 AM
This is simply stunning!

Pinecone Conniff
07-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Everyone has said it all!...I just have to add my own "Fabulous!!":heart:


Karen Margulis
07-29-2007, 06:02 PM
Wow! I was away this weekend so I missed all your responses! I am so happy that my painting is getting such wonderful comments. I respect all of your thoughts so this means a lot to me. Thank you!!!!

07-30-2007, 03:03 PM

A beautiful painting and a hit on this site for sure.
I think every thing has already been said.
Well done.