• My Largest Pastel Paintings EVER! Tips for Painting LARGE

    1 month ago - By Kem Studios

    'Forest Dreams' each 60 x 18 pastel ©Karen Margulis
    I was excited when I heard the commission request. I couldn't even imagine painting as large as the sizes requested but I couldn't wait to try! The request was for five paintings that measured 60 inches wide /tall. Three would be a triptych and would need to flow together. Each of these would be 18 inches wide and 60 inches tall! The other two would be 36 inches tall by 60 inches wide.
    I did some research and some math and decided on a roll of Uart sanded paper in the 500 grit. The roll would allow me to get those 60 inch pieces with some...
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  • Have You Tried the New Terry Ludwig Pastel Set Yet?

    Have You Tried the New Terry Ludwig Pastel Set Yet?

    1 month ago - By Kem Studios

    'Along the River's Edge' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I have been patiently waiting to try my new pastel set. I know I don't need any more pastels but I do have a duty to try them so I can share with you! Fortunately I did win a Terry Ludwig award this spring so I used my gift certificate to purchase the newest set from Terry Ludwig...The Red Rocks Landscape set. Here is a description from the website
    From The Garden of the Gods to the Ridgebacks, this set was inspired by the majestic Colorado red rocks to capture the vibrancy of the landscape. This 60 piece set includes all...
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