New YouTube Video: My No Fail Start!

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: MY NO FAIL START!

'Summer Buzz' 9x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $295 Do you ever freeze in front of a blank canvas or paper? Do...

A Sad Commission Story

A SAD COMMISSION STORY

'Sunrise Over the Marsh' 32 x 42 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $900 I am not very strict when it comes to commissions....

 
 
 
Have You Tried a Black and White Underpainting?

HAVE YOU TRIED A BLACK AND WHITE UNDERPAINTING?

'Forest Magic' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $275 A black and white underpainting was an unexpected delight. I have been working...

Tips for Effective Value Thumbnails

TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE VALUE THUMBNAILS

'Lavender Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis $275 Do you do your thumbnails? I never did a very good job at doing thumbnail sketches....

 
 
 
Tips for Simplifying Tree Paintings

TIPS FOR SIMPLIFYING TREE PAINTINGS

'Peace' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $275 It suddenly hit me yesterday when prepping for a demo. We often make things...

Pastel Demo Q&A Session!

PASTEL DEMO Q&A SESSION!

'A Time of Reflection' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $275 I miss in person classes and workshops! One of the things I miss...

 
 
 
Do You Do an Annual Painting? It isn't too Late!

DO YOU DO AN ANNUAL PAINTING? IT ISN'T TOO LATE!

'Another Beautiful Day' 7x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available at Etsy $275 Another new year and another annual painting! Every year...

Painting with my Non Dominant Hand and Patreon Index!

PAINTING WITH MY NON DOMINANT HAND AND PATREON INDEX!

'Fairytale Forest' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $195 I have been away from the easel for the past two weeks. I strained...

 
 
 
New Video Demo Release! Working with a Budget Limited Palette Set of Pastels

NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE! WORKING WITH A BUDGET LIMITED PALETTE SET OF PASTELS

9x12 pastel on Uart 400 with Daler Rowney Pastels ©Karen Margulis sold If you are just getting started with pastels you may not have...

Challenge: Use ONLY Nupastels!

CHALLENGE: USE ONLY NUPASTELS!

'Winter Comes Softly' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis $255 on Etsy I have box lids filled with Nupastels in various states of use. I tend...

 
 
 
Hold Back on the White when Painting Snow!

HOLD BACK ON THE WHITE WHEN PAINTING SNOW!

'Winter Sun' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I never use white pastels. Well....maybe sometimes but very rarely do I ever use a pure...

A Tip for Working on a Textured Surface with Pastels

A TIP FOR WORKING ON A TEXTURED SURFACE WITH PASTELS

' City Sidewalks' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis $250 I am working on a winter cityscape series and I am hooked on this surface! I have...

 
 
 
It is Time to Add to Your Pastel Collection!

IT IS TIME TO ADD TO YOUR PASTEL COLLECTION!

'Old Town Memories' 12x9 pastel Karen Margulis. $275 I have a big studio box of pastels. It is a comprehensive set made of a variety...

My Favorite Pastel Paper for Winter Birds

MY FAVORITE PASTEL PAPER FOR WINTER BIRDS

'Winter Peace' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis $135 I love to paint birds. Every once in awhile I like to take a break from landscapes and...

 
 
 
New YouTube Video Release! How to Paint a Moody Winter Landscape

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO RELEASE! HOW TO PAINT A MOODY WINTER LANDSCAPE

'Winter in the Park' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold This is one of my favorite winter paintings. I painted it last year for my Patreon...

Which Comes First? Buildings or Snow? Painting a Winter Cityscape

WHICH COMES FIRST? BUILDINGS OR SNOW? PAINTING A WINTER CITYSCAPE

'Winter in the City' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I love painting snow and winter and one of my favorite winter motifs is the city...

 
 
 
Trying Jack Richeson Underpainting Squares!

TRYING JACK RICHESON UNDERPAINTING SQUARES!

'Evening Approaches' 12x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis $295 On Sunday I had the pleasure of doing a livestream demo for the Red Rock Pastel...

Taking Out my Artistic License!

TAKING OUT MY ARTISTIC LICENSE!

'Follow the Creek' 12x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis $295 Last week I did a livestream demo for a pastel group. The theme of the presentation...

 
 
 
A Little Pastel Dust is all You Need!

A LITTLE PASTEL DUST IS ALL YOU NEED!

'Golden Splash' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis $275 Shave pastels! Yes that's what I said and if you are looking for a twist on pastel...

Have You Tried The Clear Gesso Trick Lately?

HAVE YOU TRIED THE CLEAR GESSO TRICK LATELY?

'Sunflower Daydreams' 13x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $400 I searched through my pile of discarded and unfinished paintings...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Impressionistic Floral Landscape Palette Knife Original Oil...

Contemporary Impressionistic Floral Landscape Palette Knife Original Oil Painting by Sheri Jones

Sun Block11x14 oil on canvas This painting is based on one I created on location in Fredericksburg. I wanted to push it in a different direction. Using the palette knife I... Read more ...

Comparing the Sony a7R Camera Line's Different Shutter Sounds

Comparing the Sony a7R Camera Line's Different Shutter Sounds

The unique click of one camera's shutter can be fun to compare against one another. In a series of short videos posted by Map Camera , you can listen to the slightly different... Read more ...

The Pavilion House / Gus Wüstemann

The Pavilion House / Gus Wüstemann

Gus Wüstemann Architects Location: Buchberg, Switzerland Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Bruno Helbling Area: 484.0 m2 Read more ...

Mixed Media Free Standing Sculpture, Abstract Art “Mother Earth“ by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Free Standing Sculpture, Abstract Art “Mother Earth“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Side A Side B These sculptures are three dimensional paintings that are free standing and have multiple images depending on the viewing angle. This round piece is a new... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink Painting "THE WORK...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink Painting "THE WORK OF PROGRESS" by Contemporary Artist Lou Jordan

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink 5"x7"x2" Alcohol ink on Glossy Paper, Adhered to Canvas Read more ...

Grand Mesa, Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado...

Grand Mesa, Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art Oil Painting,“Agemates” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Surviving the harshest conditions on the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado, these ancient survivors have seen many seasons together. The serenity of this magnificent meadow is... Read more ...

Worth a Thousand Words: Book of Durrow

Worth a Thousand Words: Book of Durrow

The beginning of the Gospel of Mark from the Book of Durrow. I'm also a sucker for good use of space and not feeling one has to fill every bit of the page up. And for stylized... Read more ...

Play Chess with Camera Equipment at This Norwegian Camera Store

Play Chess with Camera Equipment at This Norwegian Camera Store

Stavanger Foto , a camera and photography shop in Stavanger, Norway, has set up photo equipment on a giant chessboard. The shop is using everything from flashes and... Read more ...

Mystery: Different Canon RF 100-500mm Lenses Similarly Cracking

Mystery: Different Canon RF 100-500mm Lenses Similarly Cracking

Roger Cicala of LensRentals noticed that multiple copies of the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 returned to the warehouse with the same visible crack in an internal element. Why... Read more ...

Great Northern Clubhouse & Hotel / E+N Arkitektur

Great Northern Clubhouse & Hotel / E+N Arkitektur

Kerteminde, Funen, Denmark Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Kirtsine Mengel Area: 5200.0 m2 Read more ...