Don't Miss this Sale and See How Versatile my Set Is!

DON'T MISS THIS SALE AND SEE HOW VERSATILE MY SET IS!

'Morning Majesty' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 When I was testing my pastel selections for my Terry Ludwig signature...

A Magical Surprise Addition to Your Winter Paintings

A MAGICAL SURPRISE ADDITION TO YOUR WINTER PAINTINGS

'Winter Hush' 2.5 x 3.5 inches pastel ©Karen Margulis I had a surprise this week! I decided to paint a few mini pastels to use for...

 
 
 
A Tip for Painting Small Pastel Paintings

A TIP FOR PAINTING SMALL PASTEL PAINTINGS

'Fairytale Forest' 2.5 x 3.5 inches pastel ©Karen Margulis I am getting back into painting minis. I call the small artist trading card...

Help! My Painting Has Chicken Pox!

HELP! MY PAINTING HAS CHICKEN POX!

'One Peaceful Morning' 8x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 My painting had chicken pox. But I found a cure. It didn't last long....

 
 
 
My Top Five Reasons for Painting Small

MY TOP FIVE REASONS FOR PAINTING SMALL

'Light in the Woods' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 Why would you want to paint so small? This is one of the questions...

One Thing Every Painting Needs

ONE THING EVERY PAINTING NEEDS

'Fairytale Forest' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I stood at the edge of the enchanted forest. I entered the shelter of...

 
 
 
My Art Gratitude List

MY ART GRATITUDE LIST

'Autumn Woods' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 I have much to be thankful for. Family, good friends, good health and much...

Why Choose Colored Paper for a Pastel Painting?

WHY CHOOSE COLORED PAPER FOR A PASTEL PAINTING?

'Memories of Autumn' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I LOVE paper. Maybe that's one of the reasons I love pastel is because...

 
 
 
A Painting is Transformed by Care with EDGES

A PAINTING IS TRANSFORMED BY CARE WITH EDGES

'The Golden Days' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 It pays to be careful with edges. They can really make a difference in...

What to Paint When You Have TOO Much Inspiration!

WHAT TO PAINT WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH INSPIRATION!

'Island Life' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I am a bit overwhelmed! After two month of travel I am filled with inspiration...

 
 
 
The Gift of Art.My Thankful Sale with a Twist

THE GIFT OF ART.MY THANKFUL SALE WITH A TWIST

The touch of a loved one. A kiss from a favorite pet. The sight of a beautiful place. There is not much else to compare to the sights,...

Painting from A Watercolor Sk

PAINTING FROM A WATERCOLOR SK

'The Other Side of the Sunset' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I am finally home! I have been traveling for most of the...

 
 
 
How Did You Get Started with Pastels?

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH PASTELS?

Revisiting pumpkins in 2013. Time for an update! It all began with a pumpkin...and an old box of Grumbacher pastels. It was in 2005...

What Can you do with a Pearlescent Pastel?

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PEARLESCENT PASTEL?

Someone recently asked me this question. The pearlescent and iridescent pastels are so tempting but how can you use them in your paintings?...

 
 
 
Are You In a Paper Rut? Try This!

ARE YOU IN A PAPER RUT? TRY THIS!

Mini pastel 2.5x3.5 ©Karen Margulis Are you in a paper rut? Do you always use the same paper for every painting? Do you have papers...

How to Make Greeting Cards with Your Paintings

HOW TO MAKE GREETING CARDS WITH YOUR PAINTINGS

'Daisy Delight' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis. sold I like to keep it simple. I look for ideas that are low cost and low tech. When...

 
 
 
How to Store a Large Pastel Painting

HOW TO STORE A LARGE PASTEL PAINTING

How to Store a Large Pastel Painting 'Lavender Surprise' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis

Two Easy Ways to Transport Plein Air Pastel Paintings

TWO EASY WAYS TO TRANSPORT PLEIN AIR PASTEL PAINTINGS

A collage of plein air paintings done on a trip to Pawleys Island several years ago It is always fun to come home from a painting trip...

 
 
 
Evergreen Tree Mini Demo

EVERGREEN TREE MINI DEMO

'Majestic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 Painting evergreen trees can be tricky. Our brains are quick to recognize their...

My Favorite Underpainting Material

MY FAVORITE UNDERPAINTING MATERIAL

'Hanging On' pastel 7x7 ©Karen Margulis sold I was recently asked to share my favorite underpainting techniques. I love to experiment...

 
 
 



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 ...

The Lifting of the fog, Westduinpark, The Hague

The Lifting of the fog, Westduinpark, The Hague

Kwartelpad, Westduinpark in de mist oil on canvas - 50 x 150 cm painted on location - thurs. 5 Dec 2019 € 975. This must be the 8th or 9th time i make a painting from this... Read more ...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Mars in My Mind” by Santa Fe...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Mars in My Mind” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Welcome to week two of the much anticipated 8th Annual Six Weeks of Giving BOGO Event! Every year for a limited time I make my paintings available for an incredible deal. You... Read more ...

Twitter Will No Longer Ruin Your JPEGs

Twitter Will No Longer Ruin Your JPEGs

Great news for photographers who like sharing their work on Twitter, but hate what the site does to the quality of your images: the social media giant has announced that it... Read more ...

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

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale, “Small Town” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

I took off one afternoon to explore a small town here in Texas near my home in Houston. It was refreshing to see the older buildings and to imagine their history and all the... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Art, Contemporary Painting, Collage,“Blue Walls in the...

Mixed Media Abstract Art, Contemporary Painting, Collage,“Blue Walls in the Canyon” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

The blues of this piece are unusual in a piece that was inspired by canyon walls. This reversal of the typical browns and oranges that are usually found in landscapes makes the... Read more ...

Does Social Media Work?

Does Social Media Work?

In my last post, I wrote about keeping a mailing list. Now let's talk about social media. Social media fills in those awkward moments when the conversation stops while you're... Read more ...

Claw House / Botticini + Facchinelli ARW

Claw House / Botticini + Facchinelli ARW

© atelierXYZ Architects: Botticini + Facchinelli ARW Location: 25049 Cremignane BS, Italy Area: 147.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: atelierXYZ Read more ...

Villa AD8 / Nemo Studio

Villa AD8 / Nemo Studio

© Vu Ngoc Ha Architects: Nemo Studio Location: AD8, Vinhomes Riverside, Long Bien, Ha Noi, Vietnam Area: 468.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Vu Ngoc Ha Read more ...

Bangson House / FATTSTUDIO

Bangson House / FATTSTUDIO

© Ketsiree Wongwan Architects: FATTSTUDIO Location: Bang Son, Khwaeng Bang Sue, Khet Bang Sue, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10800, Thailand Area: 157.0 m2 Project Year: 2019... Read more ...

Fantasy - 5

Fantasy - 5

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