• I Came Home Inspired! Workshop Review By Kem Studios   -   May 22, 2019

    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...

    Works, Pastel, Painting, Artist
  • A Simple but Important Item to Bring to Workshops By Kem Studios   -   May 21, 2019

    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...

    Pastel, Artist
  • New Video Release: Pastel Demo on Pastelmat Paper! By Kem Studios   -   May 19, 2019

    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....

    Video, Pastel, Paper
  • Impressive Wave Paintings in Pastel By Kem Studios   -   May 17, 2019

    IMPRESSIVE WAVE PAINTINGS IN PASTEL

    Wave Paintings by my Patreon Artists! I have been blown away by the wave paintings that have been shared by the artists on my Patreon...

    Works, Video, Artist, Blog, Calligraphy, Pastel, Painting
  • What Happens to Pastels after Six Weeks of Travel By Kem Studios   -   May 16, 2019

    WHAT HAPPENS TO PASTELS AFTER SIX WEEKS OF TRAVEL

    'Summer Enchantment' 5 x 11.5 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis Since we have been exploring traveling with pastels in recent posts...

    Pastel, Painting, Art
  • How to Create An Exciting Pastel Effect By Kem Studios   -   May 15, 2019

    HOW TO CREATE AN EXCITING PASTEL EFFECT

    'Sky Shimmer' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It was one of those so called happy accidents. I didn't do it on purpose and...

    White, Pastel, Painting
  • Do Not Forget This if You are Going to IAPS 19 By Kem Studios   -   May 14, 2019

    DO NOT FORGET THIS IF YOU ARE GOING TO IAPS 19

    'Red Rock Country' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold The moment has arrived. You are finally at the IAPS convention. You have picked...

    Sold, Pastel
  • The Paper Mystery Has Been Solved! By Kem Studios   -   May 10, 2019

    THE PAPER MYSTERY HAS BEEN SOLVED!

    'A Peaceful Interlude' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis inquire about availability The mystery has been solved! A couple of weeks ago I...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting
  • Reimagining A Reference Photo for a Commission By Kem Studios   -   May 9, 2019

    REIMAGINING A REFERENCE PHOTO FOR A COMMISSION

    'Back to the Shore' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I don't mind doing commission paintings. Especially when you are working with...

    Works, Sold, Painting, Pastel, Ad, Sketch
  • 10 Must Have Items for Your IAPS19 Backpack By Kem Studios   -   May 8, 2019

    10 MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR YOUR IAPS19 BACKPACK

    'Passing Storms' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $350 It's that time again! The IAPS convention is just around the corner and...

    Pastel, Festival, Event
  • Why Painting a Wave is Like a Painting a Cupcake By Kem Studios   -   May 7, 2019

    WHY PAINTING A WAVE IS LIKE A PAINTING A CUPCAKE

    'Music of the Sea' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 In 14 years of painting I have only painted two waves. They are scary...

    Artist, Movement, Pastel, Painting, Painter
  • Video Tip: Choosing a Plein Air Pastel Set Up By Kem Studios   -   May 4, 2019

    VIDEO TIP: CHOOSING A PLEIN AIR PASTEL SET UP

    'Old Town Hollyhocks' 5x7 Plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis sold So maybe you are going to the IAPS convention in June. Or maybe you...

    Video, Sold, Pastel
  • Would You Like to Learn to Paint Reflections? By Kem Studios   -   May 2, 2019

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO PAINT REFLECTIONS?

    'Waiting for the Sun' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It is Water Month on my Patreon Page! I am excited about our focus...

    Video, Pastel, Painting
  • Strategies for Successful Wildflowers Preview By Kem Studios   -   Apr 30, 2019

    STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL WILDFLOWERS PREVIEW

    A Highlight for me...the Cover of Pastel Journal in 2014 Did you know that wildflowers are just decorations? They are like the sprinkles...

    Works, Blog, Decoration, Decorative, Pastel, Painting
  • An Important Tip for Watercolor Underpaintings By Kem Studios   -   Apr 28, 2019

    AN IMPORTANT TIP FOR WATERCOLOR UNDERPAINTINGS

    'Spring Surprise' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask about availability I always hated my watercolor underpaintings. I liked the idea...

    Works, White, Watercolor, Ad, Drawing, Painting, Pastel
  • Help Me Identify this Mystery Pastel Paper By Kem Studios   -   Apr 26, 2019

    HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS MYSTERY PASTEL PAPER

    'Spring Fling' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I have a mystery I need to solve! I can't identify a type of pastel paper...

    Pencil, Paper, Ad, Canson, Canvas, Pastel, Painting
  • Are You Looking for a Great Budget Friendly Easel? By Kem Studios   -   Apr 26, 2019

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT BUDGET FRIENDLY EASEL?

    'Spring Surprise' 7x5 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $100 I think I have the Baby Bear of easels. Not too big. Not too small. Not...

    Works, Pastel, Painting
  • A Must Have Tool for Pastelists By Kem Studios   -   Apr 23, 2019

    A MUST HAVE TOOL FOR PASTELISTS

    'Seaside Glory' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Everyone needs this tray! I have several of them and I couldn't paint without...

    Works, Sold, Artist, Mixed, Pastel, Painting, Paper
  • What I Love About Plein Air By Kem Studios   -   Apr 22, 2019

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT PLEIN AIR

    'In My Cherry Grove' 8x10 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis The Cherry Trees were calling to me. They needed to be painted. I could...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting
  • New Video Demo: Painting a Spring Landscape By Kem Studios   -   Apr 21, 2019

    NEW VIDEO DEMO: PAINTING A SPRING LANDSCAPE

    'Spring Tapestry' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 I couldn't wait to get down to my studio after my workshop trip to Crow...

    Works, Video, Pastel, Painting