Overcoming My Fear of Painting Rocks

OVERCOMING MY FEAR OF PAINTING ROCKS

'On the Rocks' 18x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 Just like trees I avoided painting rocks. It is funny how we sometimes avoid...

Step by Step to Beautiful Clouds: Photo Demo

STEP BY STEP TO BEAUTIFUL CLOUDS: PHOTO DEMO

'They Dance in the Sky' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis I am in a Sky Painting mood! Maybe it was the wonderful skies I just experienced...

 
 
 
When You Just Have to Paint the Clouds

WHEN YOU JUST HAVE TO PAINT THE CLOUDS

'Clouds over New Mexico' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis I am still recovering from an amazing time at the IAPS pastel convention in Albuquerque...

Three Rules for Painting Commissions

THREE RULES FOR PAINTING COMMISSIONS

'Majesty'. 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis You either love them or hate them. That seems to be the consensus regarding painting commissions....

 
 
 
Try This Fun Underpainting Technique! New YouTube Video

TRY THIS FUN UNDERPAINTING TECHNIQUE! NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO

'A Walk on the Wild Side' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I have been wanting to do this for a long time. It was perfect...

How to Overcome Rock Avoidance Syndrome

HOW TO OVERCOME ROCK AVOIDANCE SYNDROME

'Cool Waters' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I have it bad. Rock Avoidance Syndrome. I find painting rocks daunting. Especially...

 
 
 
Do You Like Painting Challenges?

DO YOU LIKE PAINTING CHALLENGES?

'Promises' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I work better under pressure. Give me an assignment or a challenge and I'm on it! Give...

New Video Demo: Try A Baby Wipe Underpainting

NEW VIDEO DEMO: TRY A BABY WIPE UNDERPAINTING

'Summer Friends' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis I discovered this technique by accident. I was on a plein air outing and water to tone...

 
 
 
Splatter and Splash Your Pastel Paintings!

SPLATTER AND SPLASH YOUR PASTEL PAINTINGS!

'Fun at the Beach' 18x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 The painting needed some life. It wasn't bad but it was dull. There...

How to Get the Pastel Stains out of your Fingernails

HOW TO GET THE PASTEL STAINS OUT OF YOUR FINGERNAILS

'Plein Air Peonies' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 If you are a pastel artist you know what I am talking about. I don't...

 
 
 
The Pastel Supplies I am Taking to IAPS

THE PASTEL SUPPLIES I AM TAKING TO IAPS

Everything fits into a 10x8x2.5 zippered book cover This is it! The ultimate pared down pastel kit for travel! I put it to the test...

Up Close and Personal with Poppies

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH POPPIES

'Poppy Memories' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis I love a good zoom lens. When I am taking pictures I love to zoom in and get up close...

 
 
 
What Can you Paint with the Sennelier Plein Air Half Stick Set?

WHAT CAN YOU PAINT WITH THE SENNELIER PLEIN AIR HALF STICK SET?

'Peaceful' 9x12 Pastel ©Karen Margulis available. $165 It was a challenge. But it was also fun to use a limited palette of pastels....

My Favorite IAPS Convention Story

MY FAVORITE IAPS CONVENTION STORY

Plein Air Hollyhocks from Old Town Albuquerque Where do I begin! This will be my 6th IAPS convention so I have a lot of stories! You...

 
 
 
The Beaches of Normandy

THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY

The Beaches of Normandy ...Impressions of France part 7 'Peace' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis Today I am sharing this post from the archives. We...

Poppies for Memorial Day

POPPIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY

'We Keep the Faith' 8x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold It is Memorial Day weekend. I will be painting poppies. I am going to dedicate...

 
 
 
Let's Paint Water with Water!

LET'S PAINT WATER WITH WATER!

'At the Beach' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 How would you start a pastel painting that is all about water? There are...

I Came Home Inspired! Workshop Review

I CAME HOME INSPIRED! WORKSHOP REVIEW

'Mountain Meadows' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis Last weekend I went back to the mountains. It was the 4th team workshop I taught with...

 
 
 
A Simple but Important Item to Bring to Workshops

A SIMPLE BUT IMPORTANT ITEM TO BRING TO WORKSHOPS

'Meadow Walk' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask about availability Oh how I wish someone had told me about this. If I could go back...

New Video Release: Pastel Demo on Pastelmat Paper!

NEW VIDEO RELEASE: PASTEL DEMO ON PASTELMAT PAPER!

Lavender Study 5x7 pastel I just released a video demo to my YouTube channel! This was a video I shared on my Patreon Page last July....

 
 
 



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 Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “COME...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “COME CLOSER” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x2" Mixed Media on Cradled Board/Available Read more ...

Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos

Quintas House / Etéreo Arquitectos

© Jimena Montenegro Architects: Etéreo Arquitectos Location: Tafí Viejo, Argentina Category: Houses Team: Santiago Vittar, Daniel Tello, Diego Madrid, María Alexia Diaz Area... Read more ...

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep "A Fine Day in Meeker" by...

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Sheep "A Fine Day in Meeker" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

The high desert of western Colorado is beautiful! Meeker, Colorado hosts an impressive annual event; the Meeker International Sheepdog Trials. Border collies and their handlers... Read more ...

First House / MS Architettura

First House / MS Architettura

© Tamara Uribe Architects: MS Architettura Location: Cholul, Mexico Category: Houses Lead Architect: Marco Stecca Daguer Area: 324.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photography: Tamara Uribe Read more ...

L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura

L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura

© Leonardo Finotti Architects: Telles Arquitetura Location: Barra da Tijuca, Brazil Category: Houses Lead Architect: Bernardo Telles Area: 442.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands

Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands

Foxgloves. Vingerhoedskruid. Hummelo, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 30 x 24 cm. Read more ...

Lolly-Laputan Educational Restaurant / Wutopia Lab

Lolly-Laputan Educational Restaurant / Wutopia Lab

© CreatAR Images Interiors Designers: Wutopia Lab Location: Dalian, China Category: Interior Design Cheif Architects: Erni Min, Ting Yu Project Architect: Shengrui Pu Design... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “SPACES BETWEEN “ by Intuitive...

Contemporary Abstract Fine Art Painting “SPACES BETWEEN “ by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL 11"x14"Acrylic on Paper/sold Visit to Read more ...

Sepia City: 1912

Sepia City: 1912

1912. "New York south from Metropolitan Tower." Irving Underhill photo. View full size. Read more ...

Contemporary Figure Painting "Heartfelt" by California Artist Cecelia...

Contemporary Figure Painting "Heartfelt" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

10"x8" Mixed Media on Paper This painting is in the Artist's collection/Commissions are Welcome. Visit to Read more ...