Can Pastelmat Take an Alcohol Wash?

CAN PASTELMAT TAKE AN ALCOHOL WASH?

'Passing Sheep' 12x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I am home from the mystery cruise and finally had time to paint. We missed...

It's Time to Paint Autumn Trees!

IT'S TIME TO PAINT AUTUMN TREES!

'Golden Moments' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 Every October for the past few years I have taught a workshop in Pecos...

 
 
 
Confessions of a Seasonal Painter

CONFESSIONS OF A SEASONAL PAINTER

8x10 pastel sold Enjoy this post from the archives! I am a seasonal painter. I love painting the landscape in every season. Every season...

Studio Essential: Sticky Notes!

STUDIO ESSENTIAL: STICKY NOTES!

'The Cloud' 18x24 pastel sold Enjoy this post from the archives!! It still has great tips! Sticky Notes get a lot of use in my studio....

 
 
 
When You Have a Mess.Make Lemonade!

WHEN YOU HAVE A MESS.MAKE LEMONADE!

Lurie Gardens 12x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis. sold Sometimes you just have a mess on your hands. A failed painting or perhaps a study...

Can You Paint Oil OVER Pastel?

CAN YOU PAINT OIL OVER PASTEL?

5x7 oil over pastel. ©Karen Margulis Enjoy this post from the archives! I am itching to get into my oil paints again! Last week I was...

 
 
 
Demo from the Archive: Florida Wetlands

DEMO FROM THE ARCHIVE: FLORIDA WETLANDS

From the Archives: Sunday, September 13, 2015 Pastel Demo: Florida Wetlands with Reflections 'Another Quiet Morning' 12 x 15 3/4' pastel...

Tips for Simplifying Trees

TIPS FOR SIMPLIFYING TREES

'Secret Grove' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis It suddenly hit me yesterday when teaching a private pastel class. We often make things...

 
 
 
Pastel Demo: A Quick and Easy Start

PASTEL DEMO: A QUICK AND EASY START

'Simple Beauty' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis

How the Magic Hour can Help Your Paintings

HOW THE MAGIC HOUR CAN HELP YOUR PAINTINGS

'Golden Hour Glow' 18x 24 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold 'Blue Hour Silence' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis You know it when you see it....

 
 
 
How to Make your Paintings More Beautiful

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PAINTINGS MORE BEAUTIFUL

'Beauty Among Us' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis I love reading older art magazines. They are filled with tips and inspiration. I buy them...

Back to Iceland! Adventure Awaits!

BACK TO ICELAND! ADVENTURE AWAITS!

'Drama on the Moor' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I am off on another grand adventure. When my son was young he would...

 
 
 
My Smallest Pastel Travel Kit Ever!

MY SMALLEST PASTEL TRAVEL KIT EVER!

My latest and smallest pastel kit I'm calling it the Mini Mini. It is the smallest pastel kit I have ever put together. Everything...

Join our Monthly Paint Along!

JOIN OUR MONTHLY PAINT ALONG!

'Blowing in the Wind' 19x15 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 This month on Patreon is devoted to my favorite subject to paint....wildflowers!...

 
 
 
Lessons From an Unexpected Painting

LESSONS FROM AN UNEXPECTED PAINTING

'After the Storm' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis Sometimes you paint something ahead of your time. Did that ever happen to you? The moment...

What to do When you aren't Inspired

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU AREN'T INSPIRED

'A Perfect Ending' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $175 "Inspiration comes from doing" Robert Genn That is excellent...

 
 
 
Which Blue Pastels for a Night Sky?

WHICH BLUE PASTELS FOR A NIGHT SKY?

'Listen to the Night Sounds' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $375 Do you have the right blue pastels to paint...

Step by Step to a Daisy Painting

STEP BY STEP TO A DAISY PAINTING

'Joyful' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis $225 available in my Etsy shop It is the most challenging thing about painting. Knowing when...

 
 
 
New You Tube Video: Have You Tried a Painting Punch List?

NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO: HAVE YOU TRIED A PAINTING PUNCH LIST?

'Serenade to the Sea' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $450 I don't know where the summer went! It seems like it was just beginning...

The Magic of Black Paper: Painting on Uart Dark

THE MAGIC OF BLACK PAPER: PAINTING ON UART DARK

'Dancing Queens' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I wanted to paint some poppies for a Patreon video demo. I love painting...

 
 
 



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 ...

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

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Pollen Seeker-Butterfly, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Pollen Seeker-Butterfly, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Pollen Seeker-Butterfly11x14 oil on canvas I'm excited to say this painting also was accepted in the Keepin it Real juried show at Dutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Please make... Read more ...

Figurative Art Painting Colorful Paintings, Violin, Music Art “The Recital“...

Figurative Art Painting Colorful Paintings, Violin, Music Art “The Recital“ By Texas Artist Debra Hurd

30"x30" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which Way?” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

A butterfly floats freely over an abstract landscape, enjoying the iridescent hills, valleys, and textures. Framed in an espresso floater frame to accent the look. 18"x"14... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain”...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain” by Contemporary Artist Tracy Lupanow

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir Small mixed media... Read more ...

Banksy's Gross Domestic Product Ecommerce Store Launches with Line of...

Banksy's Gross Domestic Product Ecommerce Store Launches with Line of Sardonic Homewares

As we recently reported , Banksy debuted a dystopian homewares store on October 1, 2019. Making good on his promise to open an online platform to purchase goods displayed in... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Art Deco Portrait Oil and Acrylic Painting. This painting was inspired by Tamara de Lempicka. One of my favorite artists. 24x18" Acrylic on Canvas. Check... Read more ...

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

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunlit Glade” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Painting knives were chosen to apply bold colors that express the dichotomy of this meadow... bright, warm sunshine contrasted by deep chilly shadows just a few feet away. Now... Read more ...

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

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Candy crush, Nicoletta Ceccoli

Candy crush, Nicoletta Ceccoli

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