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Our First Camping Trip and a Painting

Our First Camping Trip and a Painting

3 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'Magical Morning' 9x13 ©Karen Margulis pastel available $155 I couldn't wait to get down to the studio this morning. I had this image in my head that wanted to come out! I did...
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How Important is Eyesight to a Painter?

How Important is Eyesight to a Painter?

3 days ago   |   Michael Chesley Johnson

Degas Painting, 1867 Degas was 33 Degas, who fretted about problems with his eyes all his life, suffered from retinopathy. We don't know exactly what the problem was; 19th...
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Notebook - DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT

Notebook - DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT

5 days ago   |   Open Space

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener's DESIRE LINES: RETROFIT , performed by Eleanor Hullihan, Cori Kresge, Mina Nishimura, Mitchell, and Riener, January 11-13, 2018, at SFMOMA...
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How I Photograph my Paintings for my Blog

How I Photograph my Paintings for my Blog

5 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'June Meadow' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I have had some questions about how I photograph my paintings for my blog. I'd like to share this post from the archives: It has to be...
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When Three Marks Make a Difference

When Three Marks Make a Difference

10 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'The Welcoming Committee' 6x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Three little marks. That's all it needed. The results were clear. The painting was stronger and it was all...
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What to Paint When you Don't Have a Clue

What to Paint When you Don't Have a Clue

11 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'Marsh Music III' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Have you ever spent your whole painting time trying to find something to paint? Sometimes I am just so filled with...
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New YouTube Video: Underpainting with Inktense Blocks

New YouTube Video: Underpainting with Inktense Blocks

14 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'December Fog' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 I am continuing to play with wet underpaintings this weekend. I love how a wet underpainting helps me move away from...
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The Value of Value Thumbnails

The Value of Value Thumbnails

16 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'The Music of the Marsh' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 It was my first painting of 2018 and I decided to return to the marsh....one of my favorite subjects to...
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My Top Three Paintings of 2017 3

My Top Three Paintings of 2017 3

23 days ago   |   Kem Studios

9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold It's the time of year for looking back on the top lists of 2017. What were the top movies? Songs? Books? So in the spirit of reflection I...
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Behind the Scenes of A Pine Tree Painting

Behind the Scenes of A Pine Tree Painting

1 month ago   |   Kem Studios

'After the Snow' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 We weren't expecting it. In fact all week long the weather report was calling for a 'nuisance dusting'. But they...
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Here's the Ultimate ‘Ecosystem Map' of Photography in 2018

Here's the Ultimate ‘Ecosystem Map' of Photography in 2018

Check this out. The folks over at Photolemur have created a comprehensive “ecosystem map” that can help point you to the brands, organizations, services, websites, and... Read more ...

Mr. CherylMr. Cheryl's photos have an ephemeral feel; they seem

Mr. CherylMr. Cheryl's photos have an ephemeral feel; they seem

Mr. Cheryl Mr. Cheryl's photos have an ephemeral feel; they seem to capture moments in between moments, moments of release, moments where the unconscious or even subconscious... Read more ...

A FEW CRESCENT MOONS

A FEW CRESCENT MOONS

"Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection." - Rabindranath Tagore Most people realize by now that a quick, rough... Read more ...

Downriver Blues

Downriver Blues

Downriver BluesOil on linen panel, Image 6x8" 2018 Read more ...

A Banner Day: 1911

A Banner Day: 1911

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1911. "Public Square - Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." With flags and bunting much in evidence. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative... Read more ...

Why I Rejected Your Request for Free Photos

Why I Rejected Your Request for Free Photos

This post is dedicated to all the people who have completely lost their sense of common decency. I have a destructive humbleness that most people do not understand. I do not... Read more ...

These Photos Show the Trails Used by Irish Catholics to Reach ‘Secret Masses'

These Photos Show the Trails Used by Irish Catholics to Reach ‘Secret Masses'

Photographer Caitriona Dunnett has spent years doing background research for her photography project Mass Paths , which depicts the old trails used by Irish Catholics for... Read more ...

How I Got to Shoot a SpaceX Rocket Launch from Orlando's Soccer Stadium

How I Got to Shoot a SpaceX Rocket Launch from Orlando's Soccer Stadium

As a photographer that isn't associated with any news media, it can sometimes be difficult to get access to certain opportunities. With space, this is especially true, since... Read more ...

Call for Submissions: Outside the Box / Opening International Architecture...

Call for Submissions: Outside the Box / Opening International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Opening Dutch pavillion in 2014 Photo Simone Ferraro On the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in response to its general... Read more ...

How to Use a Projector as a Lighting Tool for Creative Portraits

How to Use a Projector as a Lighting Tool for Creative Portraits

In my opinion, there's an extra layer of believability - a tangibility, if you will - to using practical effects as opposed to relying heavily on post-production. Post work is... Read more ...