Don't Forget to Put Down the Darks!

DON'T FORGET TO PUT DOWN THE DARKS!

'Seaside Wonder' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $255 I discovered one of the keys to a successful meadow painting. I love to...

When Your Final Marks Matter

WHEN YOUR FINAL MARKS MATTER

'Summer Light' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis $265 I thought I was finished! I had a piece of Uart Dark sanded paper and knew it would...

 
 
 
Join Me for a Month of Wildflowers!

JOIN ME FOR A MONTH OF WILDFLOWERS!

'Summer Dreams' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis $255 on Etsy I have been in a bit of a slump. I have been painting but not with the usual...

New Video Demo Release: Does Paper Color Matter?

NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE: DOES PAPER COLOR MATTER?

There really is no right or wrong. When it comes to choosing paper color every choice will give you a different result. No one result...

 
 
 
Tips for Working on a Textured Surface with Pastels

TIPS FOR WORKING ON A TEXTURED SURFACE WITH PASTELS

'Begin Again' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $255 I love working on homemade boards but I don't love how they can eat up my...

How to Make Your Palm Trees Glow

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PALM TREES GLOW

Seaside Sunset 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $265 I was captivated by the light! We were walking in a small seaside park on...

 
 
 
New Video Demo Release: Using a Tunnel Composition and Listening to your Painting

NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE: USING A TUNNEL COMPOSITION AND LISTENING TO YOUR PAINTING

Today I am releasing a new video demo! The video begins with a focus on creating a tunnel composition but my painting started to talk...

Value Underpainting Made Simple!

VALUE UNDERPAINTING MADE SIMPLE!

'Southern Beauty' 14x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $400 I was browsing for art supplies online after filling my cart with some...

 
 
 
What Does a Butterfly Have to do with Composition?

WHAT DOES A BUTTERFLY HAVE TO DO WITH COMPOSITION?

'Winter Wildflowers' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I haven't been able to paint as much as I would like lately. We went...

Try this Fun Challenge! Paint Mont Sainte-Victoire!

TRY THIS FUN CHALLENGE! PAINT MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE!

'Cezanne's Muse' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I recently read an interesting article about Cezanne. Since we have been focused on painting...

 
 
 
Using Pastelmat for my Latest Paint Along Demo!

USING PASTELMAT FOR MY LATEST PAINT ALONG DEMO!

'Evening Magic' 11x15 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $375 Every time I pull out a piece of Pastelmat paper I wonder why I...

What Should You Do With a New Box of Pastes?

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH A NEW BOX OF PASTES?

Imagine this...you just got a brand new box of pastels. They are gorgeous. The colors are amazing and they sit in pristine condition...

 
 
 
The Secret to Painting Luminous Reds

THE SECRET TO PAINTING LUMINOUS REDS

It's the season for Red! I love red so it is easy to get excited about painting red things. Red can be overpowering though. And since...

Turning on the Light! Fixing a Dark Painting

TURNING ON THE LIGHT! FIXING A DARK PAINTING

'A Light in the Forest' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $325 I love how easy it is to fix a pastel painting. I struggled with...

 
 
 
Online Livestream Demo: Exciting Color in the Landscape

ONLINE LIVESTREAM DEMO: EXCITING COLOR IN THE LANDSCAPE

I am sharing an opportunity to join a livestream demo with me! I will be conducting a 3 hour online talk and pastel demo on color for...

Fixing Color Gone Wrong in a Painting

FIXING COLOR GONE WRONG IN A PAINTING

'Summer Breeze' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis $255 I had fun with this painting! It was an exercise for Patreon. We are working on color...

 
 
 
Pop Up Poppy Painting Sale!

POP UP POPPY PAINTING SALE!

'Poppy Love' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 Say it quickly! Pop Up Poppy Painting Sale! It's a tongue twister! I have had...

New YouTube Demo Release! Let's Paint a Still Life with Sunflowers

NEW YOUTUBE DEMO RELEASE! LET'S PAINT A STILL LIFE WITH SUNFLOWERS

I am painting flowers for Valentine's Day. I will have a pop up sale this week! In the spirit of painting flowers I am releasing a...

 
 
 
Trying the Unison 120 Half Stick Pastel Set!

TRYING THE UNISON 120 HALF STICK PASTEL SET!

'MarshLight' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $255 It is always exciting to get a new set of pastels. Even when you have...

The Joy of Painting on Black Paper!

THE JOY OF PAINTING ON BLACK PAPER!

'Among the Aspens' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis. $275 It has been a challenging week in the studio. A big part of my day is spent on...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Just Three

Just Three

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just three colors. Black for their wings and... Read more ...

Boy Oh Boy

Boy Oh Boy

Saturday Leftover Day. I have shared many pages from the scouting magazine Boy's Life. Some using my own scans, some from the complete run that can be found online. The comic... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

Krazy Kat

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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