Paint Trees..Not Leaves! New YouTube Demo

PAINT TREES..NOT LEAVES! NEW YOUTUBE DEMO

'Autumn Holiday' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $265 I have a problem when I paint trees....I go overboard with the leaves!...

Trying Oils Again! Here is What I am Doing

TRYING OILS AGAIN! HERE IS WHAT I AM DOING

Summer Aspens' 6x8 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis available It has been in the back of my mind. I have not acted on it. There is so much...

 
 
 
Tips for Painting Fog and Mist in the Landscape

TIPS FOR PAINTING FOG AND MIST IN THE LANDSCAPE

Painting mist, fog and haze is fun! It is an illusion and you have the tools to make it happen! I love to paint the moody landscape....

How to Paint Rain with Pastels

HOW TO PAINT RAIN WITH PASTELS

'Let it Rain' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $295 I am back from a blog break. I didn't intend to be away for so long but one...

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

NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE: TIPS FOR ADDING STRUCTURES TO YOUR LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

'Summer in Alaska' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Did you know I have almost 300 videos available on my Patreon group? Some are lessons...

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

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PAINTINGS POP! NEW VIDEO DEMO ON YOUTUBE

'Intrepid' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $425 Recently I dd an online mini workshop for the Arkansas Pastel Society. The topic...

 
 
 
What is the Most Unusual Underpainting You Have Tried?

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL UNDERPAINTING YOU HAVE TRIED?

'Mountain Magic' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $265 This month I set a challenge for myself. How many unusual underpaintings...

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

HOW I SOLVED THE PROBLEM OF WHITE PAPER! NEW VIDEO DEMO

'A Moment of Silence'. ©Karen Margulis. pastel sold Do you struggle with painting rocks? I spent a month in July 2020 in my Patreon...

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

WHICH IS BETTER.WATER OR ALCOHOL WASH? NEW VIDEO!

'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....

Add Some Bling to Your Paintings!

ADD SOME BLING TO YOUR PAINTINGS!

"Golden Summer' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $265 This month I am exploring unusual underpaintings. One of my challenges is...

 
 
 
Three Tips for Painting Water: New Video Release!

THREE TIPS FOR PAINTING WATER: NEW VIDEO RELEASE!

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...

It's Recycle Day in the Studio! Video Demo!

IT'S RECYCLE DAY IN THE STUDIO! VIDEO DEMO!

'Delight' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $325 I know what it is like to struggle with a painting. I know it sometimes seems...

 
 
 
From Plein Air to Studio: An Important Tip

FROM PLEIN AIR TO STUDIO: AN IMPORTANT TIP

'A River Runs Through It' 9x12 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis. $275 There is something special about plein air studies. Even if they...

Try This Fun Challenge!

TRY THIS FUN CHALLENGE!

'After the Rain' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $275 Have you ever painted a pastel painting with hard pastels only? If you...

 
 
 
Two Must Have Pastel Sets!

TWO MUST HAVE PASTEL SETS!

'Marsh Moods' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $255 I am home from an amazing camping adventure and back in the studio!...

Great News about this Blog!!

GREAT NEWS ABOUT THIS BLOG!!

'Sunshine in the Mountains' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy If you've been getting Painting my World blog posts through...

 
 
 
Revisiting the Watercolor Underpainting with a New Tool!

REVISITING THE WATERCOLOR UNDERPAINTING WITH A NEW TOOL!

'Serenade by the Sea' 11x15 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $295 I have a love hate relationship with watercolor underpaintings. I...

A Simple Way to Start a Painting

A SIMPLE WAY TO START A PAINTING

'Summer Sun' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $285 I like things simple. Simple landscapes with big simple shapes. But every once...

 
 
 
Experience one of my Paint Along Videos!

EXPERIENCE ONE OF MY PAINT ALONG VIDEOS!

Welcome! I have been creating monthly Paint Along videos on my Patreon Page since 2017. The Paint Alongs are comprised of four video...

Painting a Complex Scene: They are Just Shapes!

PAINTING A COMPLEX SCENE: THEY ARE JUST SHAPES!

'Wildwood Days' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $400 I have had a photo of this busy boardwalk scene for years. I wanted to...

 
 
 



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 ...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New York's Land Use Gauntlet

Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and BIG In this week's reprint from the Architect's Newspaper, author Patrick Sisson tackles the implication and participation of... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore Extreme Amusement and Leisure Park

Via CNN Travel / Public Investment Fund Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has announced that it will convert an oil rig into a 150,000 square meter amusement park and... Read more ...

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Schemata Architects Location: 1-chōme-1-736 Ogawachō, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-0032, Japan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa Area: 3444.0 m2 Read more ...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room Designs

Runxuan Textile Office - A Curvilinear Building / Office. Image Courtesy of iF Design Award Spaces create living environments, and the design of the room has a direct effect on... Read more ...

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

© Adlai Pulido In the context of the ambitious project Satellite City in the outskirts of Mexico City, led by architect Mario Pani in the mid-20th century, Luis Barragán... Read more ...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei International Terminal 3B

© Tuzen Nordic Office of Architecture won the interior design competition for the new Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 3B in China with a concept that... Read more ...

A Virgin Homicide as Told by the Girls She Left Behind

Kwon Yeo-sun's “Lemon” revisits an 18-year-old's murder from three biased perspectives. Read more ...

History and Its Harsh Lessons Give These Graphic Novels Their Material

In Hillary Chute's Graphic Content column, she looks at Nora Krug's graphic adaptation of Timothy Snyder's “On Tyranny” and Dash Shaw's “Discipline.” Read more ...

Inside the Thai Temple Where Tattoos Come to Life

Wat Bang Phra, a temple in central Thailand, is renowned as a center for sak yant, a style of tattoo art believed by some to convey protective powers. Read more ...

8 New Horror Novels to Read This Season

Here are eight knuckle-biting, nerve-ripping new tales, just in time for Halloween. Read more ...