How to Ship a Pastel Painting: New Video Tutorial

HOW TO SHIP A PASTEL PAINTING: NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL

'Winter in the Park'. 9x12 ©Karen Margulis pastel available on Etsy $175 I've got shipping unframed pastel paintings down to a science....

Come Paint with Me in Florida!

COME PAINT WITH ME IN FLORIDA!

'Gentle Breeze' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It is a cold day here in North Georgia! The perfect day to paint palm trees...

 
 
 
What is Soft Mystery in a Painting?

WHAT IS SOFT MYSTERY IN A PAINTING?

'At Peace' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $165 I don't remember where I came across this quote. Sadly I don't even know...

Listening to an Underpainting

LISTENING TO AN UNDERPAINTING

'Autumn Glory' 12x9. pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy. $165 Oh the wonderful surprises I find in my studio! Actually in my...

 
 
 
A Simple Way to Suggest Detail in a Painting

A SIMPLE WAY TO SUGGEST DETAIL IN A PAINTING

'Autumn Glory' pastel 2.5 x 3.5 ©Karen Margulis It is one of hardest thing to do for some of us. Getting away from the tendency to...

Be Open to Inspiration: Pastel Demo

BE OPEN TO INSPIRATION: PASTEL DEMO

'Prairie Winter' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Sometimes it is a simple thing. One look and the seeds to a painting are planted....

 
 
 
Lesson from an Unintentional Underpainting

LESSON FROM AN UNINTENTIONAL UNDERPAINTING

'The Quiet Time' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold A interesting thing happened in the studio today. I didn't plan it. But I did embrace...

Try An Underpainting with Vodka!

TRY AN UNDERPAINTING WITH VODKA!

'Summer Joy' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold There was a misunderstanding. Or so I thought. Whatever happened it inspired me to try...

 
 
 
The JOY of Painting

THE JOY OF PAINTING

'Orange Tree Study' ©Karen Margulis pastel 12x9 available $165 Painting is truly Magic. Artists take a blank canvas or piece of paper...

A Grateful Artist: 10 Reasons to be Grateful

A GRATEFUL ARTIST: 10 REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL

'Autumn Walk' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $450 I have much to be thankful for. Family, good friends, good health and much...

 
 
 
The Gift Of a Sensitive Eye

THE GIFT OF A SENSITIVE EYE

'Down in the Meadow' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 It is a common complaint. Finding something to paint is a stumbling...

Do You Have an Art Tribe?

DO YOU HAVE AN ART TRIBE?

'Savoring Sunset's Glow' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $375 Being an artist connects me to other artists. This community of...

 
 
 
A Thankful Artist: My Top Three List

A THANKFUL ARTIST: MY TOP THREE LIST

'Among the Trees' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I am sitting here in my warm and cozy studio. I am planning my weekly blog and...

Have You Tried Canva?

HAVE YOU TRIED CANVA?

I'm not the slickest. I probably could use a blog makeover with a more up to date look and feel. But when it comes down to it I'd rather...

 
 
 
Tips for Simplifying Tree Paintings

TIPS FOR SIMPLIFYING TREE PAINTINGS

'Lady in Red' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It suddenly hit me yesterday when preparing a lesson on painting trees. We...

The Sale You Have Been Waiting For! 50% Off Original Pastel Paintings!

THE SALE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! 50% OFF ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTINGS!

I am thankful to have the opportunity to share my love of pastels and painting with you here on my blog. I have been sharing here since...

 
 
 
Words of Wisdom for Artists

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ARTISTS

'Summer Love' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold My house is full of the joy and laughter of my children and grandchildren. I had a minute...

How to Get Pastel Out of Carpet

HOW TO GET PASTEL OUT OF CARPET

'Autumn Chill' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 The red and violet pastels were fast and furious this week. Every once in...

 
 
 
Tips for Painting Yellow Foliage

TIPS FOR PAINTING YELLOW FOLIAGE

'Light in the Forest' 9x12 pastel on Wallis warm mist ©Karen Margulis available $165 Painting the yellow foliage is my challenge. I...

Have You Tried Splatter Spray on a Pastel Painting?

HAVE YOU TRIED SPLATTER SPRAY ON A PASTEL PAINTING?

'Quiet on the Marsh' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $600 What a great weekend! I had the honor to team with Nancy Nowak to...

 
 
 



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 ...

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / “One man's insanity is another man's genius,” Joyce Carol Oates has written. In the popular imagination, though, Vincent Van Gogh was a... Read more ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Palette Knife Oil on Canvas This painting is sold, but commissions are welcomed, Read more ...

Western Landscape Fine Art Painting, Mount Moran “A Mirror For Moran“ by...

Western Landscape Fine Art Painting, Mount Moran “A Mirror For Moran“ by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Mount Moran of the Grand Teton range, reflected in the calm waters of the Snake River on a cloudy day. FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 36"x24"x.5" Acrylic on Canvas Board Read more ...

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0010

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0010

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Heavenly Angel

Heavenly Angel

This painting is mixed media, a combination of pen and ink with oil paint. I applied the paint with a palette knife for the background to achieve a dimensional quality in the... Read more ...

KODACHROME - 0042

KODACHROME - 0042

"Five Visions from the Garden of Eden", Usa Artsediments©2010 Read more ...

New Summer Hues Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

New Summer Hues Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Harmonic Hues" Series ©2018 Niki GulleySOLD • 12" x 12" textured oil on canvas I painted this aspen grove with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife. The resulting... Read more ...

Amethyst Lee

Amethyst Lee

TITANS 2018 Polymer clay, paper, paint, wire, yarn 3ft x 1.75ft x 6 in A different take on Titans and goddesses Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the Moonlight II-Winter Aspens Series " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint these with great... Read more ...

Bailey Toman

Bailey Toman

Marina Antoinette Clay. shells, plastic, acrylic paint dimensions Read more ...