Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR USING REFERENCE PHOTOS

'Poppy Profusion' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis The Secret to a good painting is a bad photo That might be an over-simplification but...

My Thoughts About Mark Making

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT MARK MAKING

'Beautiful Interlude' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 I never would have thought it was possible. How can a chunky stick of...

 
 
 
The Secret to Painting Luminous Reds

THE SECRET TO PAINTING LUMINOUS REDS

'Just Add Sunshine' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $160 email for information It's the season for Red! I love red so it is easy...

A Key Tip for Painting from Reference Photos

A KEY TIP FOR PAINTING FROM REFERENCE PHOTOS

'Sea of Poppies' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love painting from photos. Most of my paintings are done from reference...

 
 
 
New Video Tip: How To Create and Avoid Mud with Pastels

NEW VIDEO TIP: HOW TO CREATE AND AVOID MUD WITH PASTELS

Have you checked out my YouTube videos lately? I just released a new quick video tip that you might like. If you are a Patreon member...

Three Tips for Starting an Art Blog

THREE TIPS FOR STARTING AN ART BLOG

'A Summer to Remember' 5x7 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis So maybe you want to start a blog for your art. Or maybe you have one but...

 
 
 
A Quick WIP Collage: Warm Light on a Marsh

A QUICK WIP COLLAGE: WARM LIGHT ON A MARSH

'Great Beginnings'. 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I wanted to capture the feeling of warm sunlight on the marsh. Where...

Monday Inspiration from Van Gogh

MONDAY INSPIRATION FROM VAN GOGH

'December Fog' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 "If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter', then by all...

 
 
 
A Quick and Easy Tip for Choosing a Color Palette

A QUICK AND EASY TIP FOR CHOOSING A COLOR PALETTE

Color Study Abstraction. 3x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis Before I start a painting I always like to select my pastels. I want to have a...

Why Wildflowers Make Good Spices in a Painting

WHY WILDFLOWERS MAKE GOOD SPICES IN A PAINTING

'When Spring Comes' 8x10 pastel. ©Karen Margulis available $175 I am working on my IAPS19 demo presentation this week and I had a couple...

 
 
 
Some Art Advice from Hemingway

SOME ART ADVICE FROM HEMINGWAY

'Wildflowers Roam Free' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask for availability I have always been committed to painting every day that I...

How to Make Your Own Canvas Like Pastel Support

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CANVAS LIKE PASTEL SUPPORT

'Among Good Friends' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I haven't made my own pastel ground in awhile. I was lazy. It was easier...

 
 
 
New Pastel Video Released:  How to Paint Rocks and Water

NEW PASTEL VIDEO RELEASED: HOW TO PAINT ROCKS AND WATER

9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis. sold Do rocks intimidate you? Are you frustrated with the rocks you paint? My rocks used to look like...

Spice Up Your Landscapes with the Right Greens

SPICE UP YOUR LANDSCAPES WITH THE RIGHT GREENS

"Summer Delight' 5x7 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis available $95 "You don't have the right Greens" Albert Handell told me back in...

 
 
 
Pastel Tip: What Should You do When Trying a New Surface

PASTEL TIP: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN TRYING A NEW SURFACE

'Tangled' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I have a basket of unused art supplies. These are things I picked up here and...

An Easy Way to Add Interest to Your Pastel Painting

AN EASY WAY TO ADD INTEREST TO YOUR PASTEL PAINTING

'A Magical Day' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask me about availability Shave pastels! Yes that's what I said and if you are looking...

 
 
 
6 Reasons to Give Canson Mi-Teintes a Try

6 REASONS TO GIVE CANSON MI-TEINTES A TRY

'In the Mood' 9x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $160 Like many artists new to pastels I started out using Canson Mi-Teintes paper,...

New Painting Demo Video Released!

NEW PAINTING DEMO VIDEO RELEASED!

'Island Time' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis s old It is an inevitable result of painting. Pastels wear down. They break. We are left...

 
 
 
What Can You do with Your Pastel Bits and Pieces?

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR PASTEL BITS AND PIECES?

'The Height of Summer' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 It is an inevitable result of painting. Pastels wear down. They break....

New Workshop in New Jersey in April!

NEW WORKSHOP IN NEW JERSEY IN APRIL!

'Serenity' 8x10 ©Karen Margulis available $160 This is where it all began! I had been painting with pastels for about a year when I...

 
 
 



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 ...

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painted this today from a set up, I set it up in a window so it was back lit. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas. Read more ...

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

© Xaysavath Sommaly Architects: Tomi Atelier Architecs Location: WJCF+6R, Vientiane, Laos Category: Coffee Shop Lead Architect: Vannavong Sithammarath Team Members: Leekeng... Read more ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This painting is created using Venetian plaster on canvas. I have an online class that teaches you how to make this painting. It has beautiful cracks in the plaster, collage... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting. 10x8" Acrylic on Canvas. Read more ...

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Architects: Atelier KUKKA Architects Location: Hokuto, Japan Category: Houses Lead:Architect: Maki Okubo Project Year: 2017 Photographs: HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Item 3 - 2 people having a conversation These 2 guys were sitting right behind a few of us Urban Sketchers who chose to stay inside the Hof. They were having a talk about hard... Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art , Stormy Sea, "FUN AT HIGH TIDE-Racing the Tide Series" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

This series was inspired by a trip to Cambria, California last year. A dear friend and I spent two days combing the beach for sea glass. One of the days the tide was coming in... Read more ...