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...

 
 
 
My Thank You Art Event is Back! 50% Discount on Selected paintings!

MY THANK YOU ART EVENT IS BACK! 50% DISCOUNT ON SELECTED PAINTINGS!

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,...

Would You Like to Paint Stunning Yellows? Here are some Tips!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAINT STUNNING YELLOWS? HERE ARE SOME TIPS!

'Golden Memories II' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis. $275 As if you needed another reason to add to your pastel collection! How about...

 
 
 
New YouTube Video Demo! Tips for Painting on Canson!

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO DEMO! TIPS FOR PAINTING ON CANSON!

'Golden Memories II' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis.

A Tip For Adding Complex Structures to Your Landscape Paintings

A TIP FOR ADDING COMPLEX STRUCTURES TO YOUR LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

'Summer in Alaska' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $265 The reference photo for this painting was in my pile for over a year....

 
 
 
Tips for Powerful Color in a Landscape Painting

TIPS FOR POWERFUL COLOR IN A LANDSCAPE PAINTING

'Texas in the Spring' 12x18 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $285 Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a livestream demo for the Pastel...

Have You Tried a Tempera Paint Underpainting?

HAVE YOU TRIED A TEMPERA PAINT UNDERPAINTING?

'Autumn Dance' 16x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis. available $365 The kids had fun and I had even more fun when they were finished! Last week...

 
 
 
Fun with the Terry Ludwig Limited Edition Snowbirds Pastel Set

FUN WITH THE TERRY LUDWIG LIMITED EDITION SNOWBIRDS PASTEL SET

'River Song' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 Recently someone asked me if I have every Terry Ludwig pastel set. I wish!...

How to Start a Painting Without Fear!

HOW TO START A PAINTING WITHOUT FEAR!

'Morning Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $225 I finally got to paint on Sunday! We experienced Hurricane Zeta last week...

 
 
 



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 ...

How ‘Lolita' Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture

Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas. Read more ...

Recreation Center Morel de Vindé / SCHÉMAA

Recreation Center Morel de Vindé / SCHÉMAA

78170 La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France Project Year: 2020 Photographs: David Foessel Area: 350.0 m2 Read more ...

American Impressionists Society Signature Membership!

I was just awarded Signature Membership in this wonderful organization. It represents the best in contemporary impressionistic realism and allows me to exhibit with some of... Read more ...

Margaret Maron, Acclaimed Mystery Writer, Dies at 82

She was known for two book series centered on complex female characters, and for stories that illuminated her native North Carolina. Read more ...

UP48 House. The shelter / Ubiko

UP48 House. The shelter / Ubiko

Valencia, Provincia de Valencia, España Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Germán Cabo Area: 5070 ft2 Read more ...

This Company Says Its Modular Design ‘Is The Future of Tripods'

This Company Says Its Modular Design ‘Is The Future of Tripods'

New tripod company Gearing says that it has developed a modular design that offers a mix of outstanding materials, tremendous stability, and unprecedented modularity that, when... Read more ...

Mixed Media Painting, Contemporary Art, “Jabberwocky

Mixed Media Painting, Contemporary Art, “Jabberwocky

Much like the imaginary character this object is fantastical and colorful. 22"x15" Mixed Media on Paper/Available $330 Read more ...

Prelude

Prelude

I live on the fourth floor of a tall apartment building in San Francisco. From my bedroom, I meet the gaze of crows perched along phone wires, gossiping with one another from... Read more ...

Does Shooting Video on Medium Format Make Any Sense?

Medium format has become far more accessible to more people than it has ever been in the past, and that includes the ability to shoot video on the giant sensors. In this... Read more ...

Format Launches Workfow: Adds Gallery Support and Business Tools

Format Launches Workfow: Adds Gallery Support and Business Tools

Format , a website-building platform that competes with the likes of Squarespace, has announced Workflow : a new suite of tools designed to help professional photographers run... Read more ...