Time to Paint Some Rocks!

TIME TO PAINT SOME ROCKS!

'Summer in Ireland II' 12x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $195 The focus of the month is rocks! Rocks in the landscape and rocks...

Three Reasons to Paint a Series

THREE REASONS TO PAINT A SERIES

'Wild Sunset' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It happened every time I did this. A collective groan would come from my students...

 
 
 
Thoughts on Pathways and Barriers in a Painting

THOUGHTS ON PATHWAYS AND BARRIERS IN A PAINTING

'Summer Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I finished the painting and stepped away. I thought I had finished. I took...

My Secret for Painting Wildflowers

MY SECRET FOR PAINTING WILDFLOWERS

'Wildflowers on the Dunes' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 What is the secret? I admit that I don't have all the answers...

 
 
 
New YouTube Video Demo! The Beach with a Limited Palette

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO DEMO! THE BEACH WITH A LIMITED PALETTE

'Magic Hour at the Beach' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I am back from the beach with some new inspiration! I painted...

What Can You Paint with 30 Pastels? Using Sennelier 30 piece Half Sticks

WHAT CAN YOU PAINT WITH 30 PASTELS? USING SENNELIER 30 PIECE HALF STICKS

'High Country II' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I bought this small set on a whim. I am trying various small sets of pastels...

 
 
 
Fun on Uart Dark Paper!

FUN ON UART DARK PAPER!

'Looking Inward' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I pulled out a piece of Uart Dark pastel paper for a change of pace. I...

Tips for Painting Lavender!

TIPS FOR PAINTING LAVENDER!

'Impressions of Provence II' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love to paint the lavender fields of Provence! Today's painting...

 
 
 
A Tip for Painting Authentic Meadows

A TIP FOR PAINTING AUTHENTIC MEADOWS

'Summer Sunshine' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I dream of running through a beautiful meadow filled with wildflowers....

Tips for Painting Sunflowers

TIPS FOR PAINTING SUNFLOWERS

'Mountain Sunshine' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love painting sunflowers! I have just finished a photo shoot of the...

 
 
 
Simplifying a Complex Scene.and Adding Structures!

SIMPLIFYING A COMPLEX SCENE.AND ADDING STRUCTURES!

'High Country' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 This is another landscape that I have been wanting to paint. It was too complicated....

I am Testing the Sennelier 30 piece Plein Air Half Stick Set

I AM TESTING THE SENNELIER 30 PIECE PLEIN AIR HALF STICK SET

'Light in the Forest' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It is a mouthful but it is a pastel set I have been wanting to try....

 
 
 
How to Exercise While Painting!

HOW TO EXERCISE WHILE PAINTING!

Pastel on paper 36 x 48 ©Karen Margulis I just finished a large commission. This is one of the largest personal commissions I have...

Yes You Can Use Canvas Boards for Pastel!

YES YOU CAN USE CANVAS BOARDS FOR PASTEL!

'Provence Impressions' 6x8 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis available $95 I had some canvas boards that I bought for my oil painting...

 
 
 
Revisiting an Old Friend. Painting What You Love

REVISITING AN OLD FRIEND. PAINTING WHAT YOU LOVE

'Autumn Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 After a month out of my comfort zone it was time to get back into the weeds!...

Have You Tried Derwent Inktense Sticks?

HAVE YOU TRIED DERWENT INKTENSE STICKS?

'After the Storm' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 We finished the Paint Along painting this week and here is the result...

 
 
 
Poppies for Memorial Day

POPPIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY

'Remembering' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It is Memorial Day weekend. I will be painting poppies as I usually do. I...

Choosing Paper Size to Fit the Subject

CHOOSING PAPER SIZE TO FIT THE SUBJECT

'Looking for Lavender' 18.5 x 12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250.00 I have been doing a lot of armchair traveling these days....

 
 
 
New Video Demo: How Do I Know If I am Finished?

NEW VIDEO DEMO: HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM FINISHED?

'Endless Inspiration' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $195 What a difference 10 years makes! In this video I...

The Importance of Being There

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING THERE

'Poppies from the Heart'' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 Did you ever paint something that you just couldn't get right?...

 
 
 



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 ...

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky, 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, 2019 The was painted last year on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. View purchase information here. Please contact me if you have... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND WARMTH” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A very textured piece with unconventional accents including altered Tyvek. This piece reminded me of what you might see if there was a shoreline in the desert. The colors... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Blue Pond” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

24"x20" Oil on Panel/Available $1800 Read more ...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A Way Out

This is the first of three paintings done during the coronavirus lockdown. This painting has a lot of movement and a lot of suggestions. .. a door, a staircase, footprints, a... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

This piece is painted onto a vinyl tile and mounted onto panel and then framed in a black wood floater frame. I was inspired by my hike in northern New Mexico where I followed... Read more ...

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

I am very happy to announce that my color course "Rigorous Color System for Artists" begins to get its fruition. The first class of the course is "Color Theory". It is... Read more ...

Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida...

Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

At the shoreline everything is so still and quiet at days end. The only sound is the breaking of the softly rolling waves as they make their journey up to lap at the sandy... Read more ...

How the Syrian Refugee Crisis Inspired the Photo Editing App Darkroom

How the Syrian Refugee Crisis Inspired the Photo Editing App Darkroom

Earlier this week, Apple announced the winners of its annual ‘Design Awards,' and as usual, one of the honorees was a photo editing app. This year, that app was Darkroom, and... Read more ...

Putucos: What A Indigenous Technique Can Tell Us About Sustainability

Putucos: What A Indigenous Technique Can Tell Us About Sustainability

Putucos. Image © Nicolás Valencia As a part of the XV Taller Social Latinoamericano 2018 architectural conference that took place in Puno , Peru , we visited the Iruito Tupi... Read more ...

Thomas Jefferson Portrait Recreated by His Sixth Great-Grandson

Thomas Jefferson Portrait Recreated by His Sixth Great-Grandson

Photographer Drew Gardner has been recreating portraits of some of history's most famous figures by finding and photographing their direct descendants. One of his latest... Read more ...