The Secret to Painting Wildflowers

THE SECRET TO PAINTING WILDFLOWERS

'A Little Sunshine' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold What is the secret? I admit that I don't have all the answers but I do know what...

Some Tips for Painting Poppies

SOME TIPS FOR PAINTING POPPIES

'Poppy Heaven' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I am painting poppies this week and have a new video in the works. In the meantime...

 
 
 
Interpreting a Landscape en Plein Air

INTERPRETING A LANDSCAPE EN PLEIN AIR

'Uncovered Beauty' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 There are no rules! That is what I love about plein air painting. Most...

How to Paint a Dreary Day

HOW TO PAINT A DREARY DAY

'Shall We Dance' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 We didn't have a choice. It was a gray rainy day but we had to make it...

 
 
 
Why Choose a Blue Underpainting for Bluebonnets?

WHY CHOOSE A BLUE UNDERPAINTING FOR BLUEBONNETS?

'The Lone Star' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 Underpainting choices can be confusing. Do we always want the complementary...

Lessons to be Learned from Painting a Bird Nest

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM PAINTING A BIRD NEST

'Time to Nest' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 "Wow that was easier than I thought it would be!" My student seemed surprised...

 
 
 
Do You Have Mark Making Envy?

DO YOU HAVE MARK MAKING ENVY?

'My Friend Raven' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis It happens to me. I admire a painting. I study it. Maybe it is the color palette I like....

How to Save a Blog Post

HOW TO SAVE A BLOG POST

'Summer Heat' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis Have you ever wanted to save a blog post? Maybe you don' have time to read it. Or maybe it...

 
 
 
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Pastel

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PASTEL

'Breathe Deeply' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis It is all here! Well maybe not everything but there is a treasure chest of pastel and...

Giving Painting New Life

GIVING PAINTING NEW LIFE

'The Wonders of Life' 12x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Sometimes it is fun to paint without a plan! When I teach I always...

 
 
 
Uncovered: Iceland Plein Air Studies

UNCOVERED: ICELAND PLEIN AIR STUDIES

A collage of some 5x7 plein air studies from Iceland I took a little trip to Iceland yesterday....Only down memory lane though. I am...

Why Should We Explore Color Schemes?

WHY SHOULD WE EXPLORE COLOR SCHEMES?

'Rolling In' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $145 Every once in awhile I take out my favorite book on color and play with color...

 
 
 
What do you do when you Painted a Shortcut?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU PAINTED A SHORTCUT?

'Garden Delight' 16x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $195 It was a tricky situation. I was painting a demo and trying to teach a...

Painting Titles That Work

PAINTING TITLES THAT WORK

'Cannot be Tamed' 9x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 Paintings deserve a good title. I admit that I am not the best at naming...

 
 
 
Revisiting a Favorite Spring Motif

REVISITING A FAVORITE SPRING MOTIF

'For Every Bird a Nest' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I love painting nests! Every year when spring rolls around I get...

Thoughts Behind a Daily Painting

THOUGHTS BEHIND A DAILY PAINTING

'Just the Beginning' 9x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 Sometimes it works. We have a concept in mind for a painting and it...

 
 
 
Color Inspiration from a Thrift Store Find

COLOR INSPIRATION FROM A THRIFT STORE FIND

'In Search of Beauty' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $125 "I'm up to my ears in work, for the trees are in blossom" Van Gogh...

A Trick for Repurposing Pastel Paper

A TRICK FOR REPURPOSING PASTEL PAPER

'Dance with Me' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 My quest continues this week. I am getting ready to participate in a printout...

 
 
 
New Pastel Demo Video: A Spring Landscape Painting

NEW PASTEL DEMO VIDEO: A SPRING LANDSCAPE PAINTING

'Spring Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It's spring and by popular request my latest video is a spring landscape....

Great Advice for More Expressive Paintings

GREAT ADVICE FOR MORE EXPRESSIVE PAINTINGS

'Celebrate Spring' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I took the photo even though the conditions were not ideal. The redbud...

 
 
 



Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Color Renovar” by...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Color Renovar” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 48"x"30" Mixed Media/Available Read more ...

Muller Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

Muller Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

© Thomas Jantscher Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte Location: Cortaillod, Switzerland Lead Architects: Andrea Pelati, Antonio Conroy Area: 265.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Østerild Visitors and Operation Center / Cubo Arkitekter

Østerild Visitors and Operation Center / Cubo Arkitekter

© Martin Schubert Architects: Cubo Arkitekter Location: Testcentervej 7D, 7700 Thisted, Denmark Area: 650.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Martin Schubert Landscape... Read more ...

House in Nishimatsugaoka / Arbol Design

House in Nishimatsugaoka / Arbol Design

© Yashunori Shimomura Architects: Arbol Design Location: Ikoma, Japan Area: 98.83 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Yashunori Shimomura Detail Design: arbol + hasuike Builder... Read more ...

Landscape Fine Art Photography,Tree, Snow “Springs First Offering” by...

Landscape Fine Art Photography,Tree, Snow “Springs First Offering” by International Photographer Kit Hedman

Prints available in multiple sizes HERE Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 24"x24" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Bloomfield House / FGR Architects

Bloomfield House / FGR Architects

© Peter Bennetts Architects: FGR Architects Location: Ascot Vale, Australia Area: 420.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Peter Bennetts Contractor: ID Property Interior... Read more ...

Sketches at Okcheonam Temple with Lotus Lanterns

Sketches at Okcheonam Temple with Lotus Lanterns

/ panoramic view of Okcheonam Temple, pencil and watercolor / looking up the temple complex inside the gate, pencil and watercolor Rock-carved Seated Bodhisattva in Bodogak... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 24"x24" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Tall Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Inner Glow" by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Tall Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Inner Glow" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This long narrow painting has copper particles embedded into the surface and then a patina creates a rich glow. The crackles radiate with color. My synesthesia played a part as... Read more ...