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New Video Demo Release: Tips for Adding Structures to Your Landscape Paintings

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Summer in Alaska' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold
Did you know I have almost 300 videos available on my Patreon group? Some are lessons but most are complete demos. I also have videos available on my YouTube channel. Most of these videos are unique to the YouTube channel bu occasionally I will share a Patreon demo to YouTube. Today I am sharing one of my favorite paintings from last fall. Below you will find the link to the video as well as more information about the painting.
The reference photo for this painting was in my pile for over a year. Ever since I stumbled upon this back alley...
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How to Make Your Paintings POP! New Video Demo on YouTube

How to Make Your Paintings POP! New Video Demo on YouTube

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Intrepid' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $425
Recently I dd an online mini workshop for the Arkansas Pastel Society. The topic was How to Paint Wildflowers. I did two full demos and started on a third. I did a wet underpainting with Derwent Inktense sticks and water. I finished the demo and made a Youtube video of the process. It is available for all to watch on my YouTube channel!
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How I Solved the Problem of White Paper! New Video Demo

How I Solved the Problem of White Paper! New Video Demo

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'A Moment of Silence'. ©Karen Margulis. pastel sold
Do you struggle with painting rocks? I spent a month in July 2020 in my Patreon group focused on painting rocks and water. At the end of the month I put it all together and painting a scene with a variety of rocks, cliffs and even some reflections. I am releasing that exclusive Patreon demo to my channel for your enjoyment! This demo is helpful for pastel artists of all levels of experience! Not only do I share my tips for painting rocks and reflections , I show you how you can use plain printmaking paper for pastel painting!
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Which is Better.Water or Alcohol Wash? New Video!

Which is Better.Water or Alcohol Wash? New Video!

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Mountain Joy' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis $275
When it works it really works! It is a bit unpredictable but that is part of the excitement. Anytime that pastel is washed with a liquid it creates a whole new wonderful world! The dry pastel turns into paint and interesting things can happen. I love the possibilities!
Pastel can be liquified with any liquid. Water is an easy choice and I use it often. I also love to use rubbing alcohol and odorless mineral spirits. So which is better? It is a personal preference but I give the edge to rubbing alcohol.
Rubbing alcohol dries a bit faster than...
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Three Tips for Painting Water: New Video Release!

Three Tips for Painting Water: New Video Release!

3 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

This week I am sharing a video I made for my Patreon Insiders back in 2019. We spent two months exploring water and in this intro video I share 3 simple tips to help your paintings that include water look natural and believable. The first tip I share is to always keep the water straight and level. Watch the video to see why and to see this marsh painting unfold!
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