In the June 2009 issue
of the magazine, Jimmy Wright challenged readers to reinterpret elements in a subject-specific series. We’re now pleased to announce that Karen Margulis
of Marietta, GA, is our editors’ choice and the winner of our fine art media gift basket, a $250 value. Margulis remarks of the experience, “I love this
challenge because I like to paint series of the same subject and this is a great idea to get me thinking outside the box and getting more creative with my subjects. For the challenge, I chose After the Storm
(18×24), which depicts flowers from a low viewpoint, to reinterpret. I thought it would be interesting to get up close and personal with a few of the flowers with Closer In
(10×8). I imagined I was an insect under a flower that has has just weathered the passing storm. I kept the same color palette and played up the light of the setting sun. Thanks for the spark! I see a whole new series of wildflower paintings!”
Our runners up include Diana Sanford with her three Ancient Lake paintings; Linda Boatwright with Hot Trees, Cool Shade and Gila Rhythms; and Karen Ann Patton with Along the Ormond Loop and Florida Marsh. These remarkable originals and reinterpretations appear below.