My Art Journey Began Here

MY ART JOURNEY BEGAN HERE

'The Moment' 20x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis available I am home after an amazing workshop experience. It was just the right combination...

Painting Dogwood Trees in Three Easy Steps

PAINTING DOGWOOD TREES IN THREE EASY STEPS

'The Queen of Spring' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I am at the Goshen School of Art teaching a workshop this week so I'd like to...

 
 
 
An Excellent Reason to Blend a Pastel Painting

AN EXCELLENT REASON TO BLEND A PASTEL PAINTING

'Walk with Me' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Do you need a good reason to blend your pastels? If you are like me and have been taught...

Adding Life to a Wildflower Painting

ADDING LIFE TO A WILDFLOWER PAINTING

'Flight of the Bumblebee' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask about availability It was just OK. I have painted this meadow of Queen Anne's...

 
 
 
Painting my New Obsession with an Art Graf Underpainting

PAINTING MY NEW OBSESSION WITH AN ART GRAF UNDERPAINTING

'Evening at the Fort' 12x 9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I spent last week camping at Fort Wilderness Resort in Disney World....

The Beauty of Blended Pastel Paintings

THE BEAUTY OF BLENDED PASTEL PAINTINGS

'Back to Ireland' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 "I touch it not" That advice would stay with me for a long time. For the...

 
 
 
Tips for Flying with Pastels: New Video

TIPS FOR FLYING WITH PASTELS: NEW VIDEO

Are you going to the IAPS convention in June? Maybe you have some travel plans and you are thinking about bringing along your pastels....

Throwback Thursday: My First Daisy Painting

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MY FIRST DAISY PAINTING

'Sunny Days Ahead' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 contact me I was scrolling through my blog archives looking for workshop...

 
 
 
Working on a Piece of Mystery Paper

WORKING ON A PIECE OF MYSTERY PAPER

'Imperfect Beauty' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It seems as though my daily painting time has moved to the early evening....

A Surprising Painting Result

A SURPRISING PAINTING RESULT

'Wildflower Surprise' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 What happens when you take an old and unwanted demo painting and paint...

 
 
 
New Sunday Studio Pastel Demo on YouTube!

NEW SUNDAY STUDIO PASTEL DEMO ON YOUTUBE!

'Along the Way' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It has been awhile since I did a Sunday Studio video! It was a chilly day...

Why Taking Art Workshops are Good for You

WHY TAKING ART WORKSHOPS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

'Blue Ridge Mountain Magic' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Marguis I guess I am just a perpetual student. I love to learn new things. I am happiest...

 
 
 
Would You Like to Paint Along with Me?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAINT ALONG WITH ME?

'A Path to the Sea' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Paint Along videos are now available! I am grateful for the Patreon...

New Video Demo Release: Explore Mark Making with a Nest Painting

NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE: EXPLORE MARK MAKING WITH A NEST PAINTING

'For Every Bird a Nest' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis I love painting nests! Every year when spring rolls around I get the itch to paint...

 
 
 
An Amazing Trick with Workable Fixative

AN AMAZING TRICK WITH WORKABLE FIXATIVE

'Summer Magic ll' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It is one of my most asked questions. Do I use fixative and what kind?...

What 10 years of Daily Painting Can Do

WHAT 10 YEARS OF DAILY PAINTING CAN DO

'Down Memory Lane' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I looked at the old painting hidden in my studio annex. The room has...

 
 
 
NEW Workshop Opportunity this May in Blue Ridge Georgia!

NEW WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY THIS MAY IN BLUE RIDGE GEORGIA!

Many of you have asked if I was going to add another workshop to my 2019 schedule so I want to share an opportunity that just came...

Revisiting a BAD Painting after 10 Years!

REVISITING A BAD PAINTING AFTER 10 YEARS!

'A Wonderful World' 19x25 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $350 Do you save your old paintings? I mean the really old ones? I probably...

 
 
 
Get Ready for Green!

GET READY FOR GREEN!

'Into the Land of Green' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis Green. I used to avoid it. Dare I say I didn't even like it! Painting with it...

The Trick to Painting Beautiful Shadows

THE TRICK TO PAINTING BEAUTIFUL SHADOWS

'Path to Peace' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $155 The photo was dull. It just didn't capture that warm sunny...

 
 
 



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 ...

Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten

Semi Detached House on a Hillside / MWArchitekten

© Adolf Bereuter Architects: MWArchitekten Location: Hohenems, Austria Category: Houses Lead Architects: Lukas Mähr, Carmen Wurz Design Team: Thomas Berchtold Area: 250.0... Read more ...

Benjamin Haughton, Man Crossing a Field at Dusk

Benjamin Haughton, Man Crossing a Field at Dusk

Portsmouth Museums and Visitor Services Date: Unknown Technique: Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 60.5 cm Source Read more ...

Abstract Painting, Textured Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting...

Abstract Painting, Textured Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x1.5

Last night I saw these colors in the sky. SOLD Today, I painted this. Inspiration is a wonderful thing! Carol Schiff Although the original is sold, this would be a beautiful... Read more ...

Xuzhou Constellation City Apartment Sales Office / odd

Xuzhou Constellation City Apartment Sales Office / odd

Exterior. Image © Dayu Photo Architects: odd Location: Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China Category: Store Lead Architects: Tsutomu Deguchi,Keizo Okamoto,Xiaotian He,Yebiao Huang Area... Read more ...

House Lab / Niimori Jamison Architects

House Lab / Niimori Jamison Architects

© Kiyoshi Takahata Architects: Niimori Jamison Architects Location: Osaka, Japan Category: Houses Lead Architects: Yudai Niimori, Maiko Yamasaki, James Jamison Area: 60.0... Read more ...

Jinhong Middle School Gymnasium / Le Architects Studio

Jinhong Middle School Gymnasium / Le Architects Studio

© elvin Architects: Le Architects Studio Location: Hefei, China Category: Elementary & Middle school Designers: Hongbo Li, Panjun Wang, Mingxing Xia Area: 5683.7 m2 Project... Read more ...

Panorama House / Sosu Architects

Panorama House / Sosu Architects

© Kyung Roh Architects: Sosu Architects Location: Hwarang-ro 88-gil, Bangchon-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea Category: Apartments Lead Architects: Seokhong Go, Mihee... Read more ...

Frederick Childe Hassam, Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day

Frederick Childe Hassam, Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day

Worcester Art Museum Date: c. 1885 Technique: Oil on canvas, 43.5 x 53.66 cm Source Read more ...

Persimmons painting

Persimmons painting

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Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “Winter's Dawn“ by Intuitive Artist Joan...

Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “Winter's Dawn“ by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

"A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 24"x24" x.75"Acrylic on Cradled... Read more ...