An Essential Color for your Pastel Box

AN ESSENTIAL COLOR FOR YOUR PASTEL BOX

'Undiscovered Beauty' 16.5 x 9.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 When in doubt add some purple. This is advice that I take to...

Make Time for Art This Summer

MAKE TIME FOR ART THIS SUMMER

'A Beautiful Day' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 It is time to plan for summer activities! I will be doing a lot of travel....

 
 
 
The Magic of Negative Painting

THE MAGIC OF NEGATIVE PAINTING

'The Sounds of Summer' 20x25 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $450 I wanted the flowers to pop. I wanted them to feel like they were...

How Do You Paint Clouds When They are Always Moving?

HOW DO YOU PAINT CLOUDS WHEN THEY ARE ALWAYS MOVING?

'Peaceful Evening' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I love painting the sky! Next to wildflowers it is probably my most favorite subject...

 
 
 
When Are We Finished with a Painting?

WHEN ARE WE FINISHED WITH A PAINTING?

'Looking for Fairies' 8x10 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis available $150 When is a painting finished? It is the big question next...

It's Not too Soon to Plan for IAPS and Apply for a Scholarship!

IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO PLAN FOR IAPS AND APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP!

'Colors of the Southwest' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 What are you doing next June 2019? It's not too soon to plan a...

 
 
 
New Youtube Video: Painting Monochromatic Trees

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: PAINTING MONOCHROMATIC TREES

'The Blues' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Color is everything. Or is it? Most of us are drawn to pastels because of the wonderful...

Preserving a Watercolor Underpainting

PRESERVING A WATERCOLOR UNDERPAINTING

'Dune Walk' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Enjoy this post from the archives: It is elusive...that wonderful peek of watercolor...

 
 
 
Overcoming One of the Biggest Challenges of Plein Air

OVERCOMING ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF PLEIN AIR

'Palm Study' 5x7 pastel plein air ©Karen Margulis It can be overwhelming to paint en plein air. There is so much information to process....

Three Simple Steps for Choosing Pastels for Plein Air

THREE SIMPLE STEPS FOR CHOOSING PASTELS FOR PLEIN AIR

'Along the Rio Grande' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Enjoy this post from the archives: Make it Work. That is my motto when it comes...

 
 
 
Clouds and Skies Oh My!

CLOUDS AND SKIES OH MY!

'Skies Over Colorado' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 Do you want to paint beautiful skies and clouds? I love painting the...

How to Craft Inspiring Painting Titles

HOW TO CRAFT INSPIRING PAINTING TITLES

'Let Freedom Ring' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 I have a Little Black Book. I have a new mission to keep it with me wherever...

 
 
 
Why I Liked Blue Paper for Painting Trees

WHY I LIKED BLUE PAPER FOR PAINTING TREES

'On to Distant Meadows' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 I am all packed and ready for my almost annual family beach trip....

Question for You About Signatures

QUESTION FOR YOU ABOUT SIGNATURES

'Spring Breeze' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 I am contemplating a signature change. I have been using my initial in a...

 
 
 
Why Plein Air is Important

WHY PLEIN AIR IS IMPORTANT

This quote from Eugene Boudin says it all. Painting outdoors from life makes a difference. Your results may not be the paintings you...

Two Keys to Help You Create the Illusion of Depth in a Landscape

TWO KEYS TO HELP YOU CREATE THE ILLUSION OF DEPTH IN A LANDSCAPE

'The Road to Iceland' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 It is really like magic! When I finally figured out how to use the...

 
 
 
Don't Miss this Opportunity for a Free Workshop!

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR A FREE WORKSHOP!

'Garden Party Time!' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold It is in your hands. There isn't just one simple answer to becoming a better pastel...

Poppies for Memorial Day

POPPIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY

'We Keep the Faith' 8x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold It is Memorial Day weekend. I will be painting poppies. I am going to dedicate...

 
 
 
Plein Air Tip: What to do When you are Overwhelmed

PLEIN AIR TIP: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE OVERWHELMED

'Poppies in Iceland 2' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Since we have been exploring the world of plein air painting I wanted to share...

What Happens When You Use Your Least Favorite Color

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE YOUR LEAST FAVORITE COLOR

'Reach for the Sky' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $160 Interesting things happen when you are forced to use your least favorite...

 
 
 



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 ...

House Vision / Jun Igarashi Architects

House Vision / Jun Igarashi Architects

© Anna Nagai Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects Location: Koto, Japan Area: 81632.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Anna Nagai © Anna Nagai Text description provided by the... Read more ...

세운청계상가 어반스케치: Cheonggye Market

세운청계상가 어반스케치: Cheonggye Market

세운상가에서 바라본 청계천 / pen and watercolor, 32*24 세운옥상에서 본 남산 / pen and watercolor, 15*42 히타종합백화점 /pen and watercolor, 15*21 I think the newly changed Cheonggye Market is a new Urban... Read more ...

20C SPRING Central Park by Maurice Prendergast 9858-1924)

20C SPRING Central Park by Maurice Prendergast 9858-1924)

1901-03 Maurice Brazil Prendergast May Day in Central Park. The artist sometimes includes babies in carriages in his Springtime images. Read more ...

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini

Madonna attr to Italian artist Simone Martini

Attributed to Simone Martini Maestà In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to... Read more ...

House in the Mountain / Gluck+

House in the Mountain / Gluck+

© Steve Mundinger Architects: GLUCK+ Location: United States Project Team: Shannon Bambenek, Cory Collman, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Jason LaPointe, Matthew Lawson, James... Read more ...

Splish, Julia Ballenger

Splish, Julia Ballenger

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Contemporary Mixed Media Art, Quadruvium Painting

Contemporary Mixed Media Art, Quadruvium Painting

Click image above for larger view. 17.5"x"x5" x1.5 "Mixed Media on Canvas Read more ...

Showcase: Great Unclean Ones of Nurgle - Trio of Rot by Silvernome

Showcase: Great Unclean Ones of Nurgle - Trio of Rot by Silvernome

Grandfather be praised. Today I wanted to share with you a trio of the most unclean deamons in the Warhammer Universe. More after the jump Read more ...

Llama queen

Llama queen

8 x 8 inches, oil painting on gessoed board Read more ...

3310 Woodland

3310 Woodland

Still painting, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...