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3 Tips for Successful IAPS Registration

9 days ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Old Town Hollyhocks' plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis
This is the moment we have been waiting for...registration opens on Monday October 15th for the 13th biennial convention of the International Association of Pastel Societies or IAPS. This gathering of pastel artists from around the world is often called the biggest pastel party on the planet. If you want to know why you should go stay tuned for more posts this week!
Many of you already know you want to go and will be sitting at your computer come Monday morning. I have some tips to help make this anxious time a more successful...
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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 ...

Camp Truck, 1948

Camp Truck, 1948

Oil 11x14 Purchase info here. A few weeks ago we camped for the first time at Silver Lake, which is in the Sierras on the June Lake Loop. Wow! What scenery! Couldn't wait to... Read more ...

Peachy

Peachy

Oil 8x8 inches Purchase info here. I took a different approach with this piece, using an eggbert brush, which allowed for lighter, less controlled mark making. I also mixed... Read more ...

Beautiful Azores, 12x12 Oil on Canvas, Landscape of Terceira Island, Azores

Beautiful Azores, 12x12 Oil on Canvas, Landscape of Terceira Island, Azores

Purchase My family lived for many years in the Azores, Portugal and it was a lovely place to be, with beautiful scenery and warm, friendly people. They are nine volcanic... Read more ...

More Strumming - original oil portrait sk

More Strumming - original oil portrait sk

I just love doing these quick little - in this case 12 x 9" on panel - studies. Once I was attending a graduate class at Texas Tech and the professor said to me after we had... Read more ...

Tango Flourish - figurative painting of tango dancers

Tango Flourish - figurative painting of tango dancers

I was watching from a chair and got lots of good views, looking a little bit up at the dancers on that evening. Such a beautiful dance - tango - and I never tire of watching... Read more ...

I Love Barrel Racing! - western figurative oil painting of horse and rider...

I Love Barrel Racing! - western figurative oil painting of horse and rider barrel racing

Here's a finished - and I hope - an improved version of the earlier post. Barrel racing is a cross between grace and athleticism and - wow - the relationship between horse and... Read more ...

Cool Jive - original ink and crayon figurative drawing of jive dancers

Cool Jive - original ink and crayon figurative drawing of jive dancers

I know, it looks kind of crazy, but sometimes my Itoya Doubleheader and my Sharpie get the best of me - and throw in a Crayola and who knows what can happen! Well, here's the... Read more ...

Seneca Lake, Oil Painting on Canvas, 8x10 Landscape

Seneca Lake, Oil Painting on Canvas, 8x10 Landscape

Purchase This painting is a happy memory of a day of visiting wineries and vineyards in the Finger Lakes. This view had pasture, vineyards, a lake and hay bales. What more... Read more ...

Little Witch

Little Witch

A wee Witch! Read more ...

Pipe still life oil painting

Pipe still life oil painting

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