Our First Camping Trip and a Painting

OUR FIRST CAMPING TRIP AND A PAINTING

'Magical Morning' 9x13 ©Karen Margulis pastel available $155 I couldn't wait to get down to the studio this morning. I had this image...

A Simple Way to Start a Painting

A SIMPLE WAY TO START A PAINTING

'California Dream' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis Options are great. We have many options for starting a pastel painting. We have many...

 
 
 
How I Photograph my Paintings for my Blog

HOW I PHOTOGRAPH MY PAINTINGS FOR MY BLOG

'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...

What is the Best Grade of Uart Sanded Pastel Paper

WHAT IS THE BEST GRADE OF UART SANDED PASTEL PAPER

'Listen to the Marsh Music' 18x24 pastel on Uart 600 ©Karen Margulis sold Enjoy this post from the archives! Choices are great. But...

 
 
 
Remove the Rollercoasters from your Paintings!

REMOVE THE ROLLERCOASTERS FROM YOUR PAINTINGS!

'Blowing in the Wind' 12x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis I couldn't quite figure out what was bothering me. The painting just wasn't working...

A Tip for Creating Colorful Lights in Pastel

A TIP FOR CREATING COLORFUL LIGHTS IN PASTEL

'Silent Forest' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $400 I took the pure white pastel out of my box. I rarely use it. When I need...

 
 
 
When Three Marks Make a Difference

WHEN THREE MARKS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

'The Welcoming Committee' 6x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Three little marks. That's all it needed. The results were clear....

How to Sign a Pastel Painting

HOW TO SIGN A PASTEL PAINTING

'Winter Light' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It was an accidental discovery. Another use for a common tool is always...

 
 
 
What to Paint When you Don't Have a Clue

WHAT TO PAINT WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE

'Marsh Music III' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Have you ever spent your whole painting time trying to find something...

What Makes an Effective Value Thumbnail

WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE VALUE THUMBNAIL

'Down in the Meadow' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Do you do your thumbnails? I never did a very good job at doing thumbnail...

 
 
 
Trying Different Pastel Paper

TRYING DIFFERENT PASTEL PAPER

'Marsh Music II' 7x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $125 How could I resist? I was poking through the shelves of the art supply store...

New YouTube Video: Underpainting with Inktense Blocks

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: UNDERPAINTING WITH INKTENSE BLOCKS

'December Fog' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 I am continuing to play with wet underpaintings this weekend. I love how...

 
 
 
Keeping Loose with a Watercolor Underpainting

KEEPING LOOSE WITH A WATERCOLOR UNDERPAINTING

'Summer by the Sea' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis It was a big piece of paper. I was feeling a bit rusty after not painting for a couple...

The Value of Value Thumbnails

THE VALUE OF VALUE THUMBNAILS

'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...

 
 
 
Come Paint with me in Sunny Florida!

COME PAINT WITH ME IN SUNNY FLORIDA!

'Warm Winter Breezes' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $75 From balmy tropical breezes to frigid arctic winds. It is hard to go...

My Favorite Paintings of 2017 1

MY FAVORITE PAINTINGS OF 2017 1

I hung this painting in my bedroom. It is my most favorite painting of the year. It's my favorite for a few reasons. I consider it...

 
 
 
My Favorite Paintings of 2017 2

MY FAVORITE PAINTINGS OF 2017 2

'Beneath the Setting Sun' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis This was one of my favorite paintings of 2o17. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy...

My Top Three Paintings of 2017 3

MY TOP THREE PAINTINGS OF 2017 3

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?...

 
 
 
You Need This if You Use Pastels!

YOU NEED THIS IF YOU USE PASTELS!

'Winter Tango' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $125 It is the bane of a pastelist....dirty fingernails. You know you are a pastelist...

Painting the Winter Landscape is Easy!

PAINTING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE IS EASY!

'Winter Silence' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis SOLD Enjoy today's timely post from the archives! I like to paint winter landscapes in...

 
 
 



Watercolor house painting

Watercolor house painting

Watercolor house painting art commission home drawing rendering from a photo. If you want a similar painting to give as a house warming gift or you are a realtor you can give... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Tree, Landscape Abstract Art Painting...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Tree, Landscape Abstract Art Painting “Tierra Mar

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 20"x20"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $1200 Read more ...

Sisters & Sisterhood

Sisters & Sisterhood

"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural... Read more ...

Crystalscape / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Crystalscape / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

© Fumio Araki Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Location: Tokyo, Japan Design Team: Moriyuki Ochiai, Jillian Lei,Marie Uno Area: 110.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Riverfield - Abstract Geometric Landscape Painting

Mark Webster - Riverfield - Abstract Geometric Landscape Painting

Mark Webster - Riverfield - Abstract Geometric Landscape Painting. 18x24" Acrylic on Canvas. Check Availability. MarkWebster.net Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting "Frosty Morning" by Colorado Mixed...

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting "Frosty Morning" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

This is another in my mixed media tree series. There are some sparkly elements in it, such as aluminum foil and a glitter paper, all covered with a layer of crystal clear epoxy... Read more ...

House in São João de Ovar / Nelson Resende

House in São João de Ovar / Nelson Resende

© João Morgado Architects: Nelson Resende Location: São João, Portugal Architect In Charge: Nelson Resende Area: 244.45 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: João... Read more ...

Figuratively Speaking - Little Cook

Figuratively Speaking - Little Cook

6"x6" oil Everyone should daily have someone who looks over the shoulder and smiles adoringly at them. Would the world not be a better place? This little one should get the... Read more ...

L.A. RIVER by TOM BROWN

L.A. RIVER by TOM BROWN

“L.A. RIVER” is a 12x9 inch original oil painting on a canvas panel. This one is temporarily priced at just $125.00, but not for long. So Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “The Outer Rings” by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “The Outer Rings” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This beauty has loads of texture you can jump right into. It follows my galactic theme and it has a shiny finish. There are glass beads and metallic... Read more ...