New Video Demo with Tips for Painting Larger Pastels

NEW VIDEO DEMO WITH TIPS FOR PAINTING LARGER PASTELS

'Summer Under the Palms' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I have been in the mood to paint large. So yesterday I had some...

What Color is a Good Underpainting Color for Green?

WHAT COLOR IS A GOOD UNDERPAINTING COLOR FOR GREEN?

'Palm Tree Impressions' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I had this vision that I wanted to paint. It was a row of palm trees...

 
 
 
Have you Tried Multimedia Artboard?

HAVE YOU TRIED MULTIMEDIA ARTBOARD?

'Summer Memories' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I was leaving for Chicago but I had to get my daily painting in! I didn't have anything...

How to Paint Rocks and Water in Pastel

HOW TO PAINT ROCKS AND WATER IN PASTEL

It looks hard to accomplish. How does one begin to paint shallow water? What do you do to paint what you see on the bottom of shallow...

 
 
 
A Simple Tip for Saving Money on Pastel Paper

A SIMPLE TIP FOR SAVING MONEY ON PASTEL PAPER

'Take me There' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold You know you want it. Sanded papers. Pastels and sanded pastel papers make a wonderful...

Packing Pastel Supplies for any Trip!

PACKING PASTEL SUPPLIES FOR ANY TRIP!

'Summer Breeze' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis If you have followed my blog then you probably know I have made it a priority to downsize...

 
 
 
Revisiting my Review of Uart Dark Sanded Pastel Paper

REVISITING MY REVIEW OF UART DARK SANDED PASTEL PAPER

'Under the Summer Sun' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis It's all about paper this month! We are exploring pastel papers over on my Patreon...

Yes You can Wash Off an Old Painting on Pastelbord!

YES YOU CAN WASH OFF AN OLD PAINTING ON PASTELBORD!

'Into the Lavender' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I posted a video on Facebook and Instagram and got an interesting response. Why would...

 
 
 
Happy Independence Day! And Thoughts on Painting New Subjects

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! AND THOUGHTS ON PAINTING NEW SUBJECTS

'Taste of Summer' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 An idea popped into my head today and I had to drop everything and give...

How to Create a Mood in a Landscape Painting

HOW TO CREATE A MOOD IN A LANDSCAPE PAINTING

'Summer in the North' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 The possibilities are endless. I approach each blank piece of paper...

 
 
 
Have you Tried Micaceous Iron Oxide for Pastels?

HAVE YOU TRIED MICACEOUS IRON OXIDE FOR PASTELS?

'Summer Love' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love my artists friends! They have the greatest ideas. Every time I teach...

How to Paint a Sunny Landscape with Pastels

HOW TO PAINT A SUNNY LANDSCAPE WITH PASTELS

'Roadside Delight' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Painting a sunny day is all about having the right colors. The right...

 
 
 
How I Curated a Pastel Set for Terry Ludwig Pastels

HOW I CURATED A PASTEL SET FOR TERRY LUDWIG PASTELS

'Summer Days' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I got the call from Terry Ludwig Pastels a year ago. I was surprised and curious...

Great News! My Terry Ludwig Floral Landscape Pastel Set Is Here!

GREAT NEWS! MY TERRY LUDWIG FLORAL LANDSCAPE PASTEL SET IS HERE!

A Few Test Paintings using the Floral Landscape Set The set has been released! I have been teasing you about the new set for months....

 
 
 
Yes You Can Paint on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper!

YES YOU CAN PAINT ON CANSON MI-TEINTES PAPER!

'Walk into The Light' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 It's the paper we love to hate. It is often the paper we use when...

What Can You Paint in 10 Minutes and Why You Should Try

WHAT CAN YOU PAINT IN 10 MINUTES AND WHY YOU SHOULD TRY

'Poppy Abstraction' 7x5 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $100 You know you should. But it is hard to find time. And even when we do...

 
 
 
The Beauty of a Hand Made Pastel Surface

THE BEAUTY OF A HAND MADE PASTEL SURFACE

'Summer on the Island' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $450 I don't know why I don't do this more often. Making my own pastel...

An Unusual Twist on a Nocturne

AN UNUSUAL TWIST ON A NOCTURNE

'Fireflies in the Meadow' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask me about availability It was play day and I was looking for a challenge....

 
 
 
Video Demo Fix it or Trash it? How to Recycle a BAD Painting

VIDEO DEMO FIX IT OR TRASH IT? HOW TO RECYCLE A BAD PAINTING

'A Summer in Ireland' 13x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Esty.

A Fun Tip for Painting a Waterfall

A FUN TIP FOR PAINTING A WATERFALL

'What a Rush' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I took a pair of scissors to this painting but not for the usual reason. Usually...

 
 
 



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 ...

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Waylon Jennings “Waylon”...

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Waylon Jennings “Waylon” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas-SOLD/ Purchase a FINE ART PRINT HERE Read more ...

Chã House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

Chã House / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

© José Campos Architects: Pablo Pita Arquitectos Location: Porto, Portugal Category: Apartment interiors Design Team: Pablo Rebelo. Pedro Pita. Catarina Alegria Photographs... Read more ...

Creek Bound, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Creek Bound, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Creek Bound7x5 oil on canvas I am really enjoying this series of small paintings. It has a fun time of exploring new techniques with color and design. I am creating small works... Read more ...

Lomography Unveils the First New Color Film Stock in Half a Decade

Lomography Unveils the First New Color Film Stock in Half a Decade

Lomography is making some major waves in the photo world today by unveiling the first brand new color negative emulsion to be released in half a decade. They're calling it... Read more ...

VR Pavilion / AMD

VR Pavilion / AMD

© Ilya Ermolaev Architects: AMD Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia Category: Pavillion Architects In Charge: Anna Suprunova, Maxim Bataev Area: 600.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Abstract Art, Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, Textured Art, “BLUE...

Abstract Art, Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, Textured Art, “BLUE THOUGHTS” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

10"x10"x.75" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $100 Read more ...

Country House KK- 1234 / ARC Architects

Country House KK- 1234 / ARC Architects

© Baha Khakimov Architects: ARC Architects Location: G‘azalkent, Uzbekistan Category: Houses Architect In Charge: Bobir Klichev Area: 96.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Art Painting,Expressionism “Summer Petals” by...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Art Painting,Expressionism “Summer Petals” by Abstract Artist Lela Kay

Inspired by nature and color this painting was created by using mixed media, oil, oil pastels and graphite. The first of my new series of organic paintings that reference the... Read more ...

La Iluminada House / Martín Gómez Arquitectos

La Iluminada House / Martín Gómez Arquitectos

© Daniela Mac Adden Architects: Martin Gomez Arquitectos Location: La Barra, Uruguay Category: Houses Lead Architects: Martin Gomez, Lorena Errico, Santiago Fernández... Read more ...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art Oil Painting,“Sunny Sunday” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Let your imagination explore the many nooks and crannies awaiting you on this beautiful Sunny Sunday afternoon. Deep in the canyons beyond is wild horse country. Occasionally... Read more ...