• Throwing Paint on an Underpainting for Pastel By Kem Studios   -   Jul 20, 2019

    THROWING PAINT ON AN UNDERPAINTING FOR PASTEL

    'Flower Power' 12 x 9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It was time for a play date. I have been busing helping my kids move from...

    White, Pastel, Painting, Board, Art, Acrylic, Blog
  • Do You Have a 'What If' Attitude? By Kem Studios   -   Jul 17, 2019

    DO YOU HAVE A 'WHAT IF' ATTITUDE?

    'Happy Birthday' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 This summer is the summer of 'What If'. I have always approached painting...

    Works, Pastel, Painting
  • New Video Demo with Tips for Painting Larger Pastels By Kem Studios   -   Jul 15, 2019

    NEW VIDEO DEMO WITH TIPS FOR PAINTING LARGER PASTELS

    'Summer Under the Palms' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 I have been in the mood to paint large. So yesterday I had some...

    Video, Pastel, Painting
  • What Color is a Good Underpainting Color for Green? By Kem Studios   -   Jul 14, 2019

    WHAT COLOR IS A GOOD UNDERPAINTING COLOR FOR GREEN?

    'Palm Tree Impressions' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I had this vision that I wanted to paint. It was a row of palm trees...

    Works, Pastel, Painting
  • Have you Tried Multimedia Artboard? By Kem Studios   -   Jul 12, 2019

    HAVE YOU TRIED MULTIMEDIA ARTBOARD?

    'Summer Memories' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I was leaving for Chicago but I had to get my daily painting in! I didn't have anything...

    Works, Board, Pastel, Painting, Mixed, Paper
  • How to Paint Rocks and Water in Pastel By Kem Studios   -   Jul 11, 2019

    HOW TO PAINT ROCKS AND WATER IN PASTEL

    It looks hard to accomplish. How does one begin to paint shallow water? What do you do to paint what you see on the bottom of shallow...

    Works, Painting, Pastel, Drawing, Paper
  • A Simple Tip for Saving Money on Pastel Paper By Kem Studios   -   Jul 9, 2019

    A SIMPLE TIP FOR SAVING MONEY ON PASTEL PAPER

    'Take me There' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold You know you want it. Sanded papers. Pastels and sanded pastel papers make a wonderful...

    Pencil, Pastel, Art, Mixed, Sold, Paper
  • Packing Pastel Supplies for any Trip! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 7, 2019

    PACKING PASTEL SUPPLIES FOR ANY TRIP!

    'Summer Breeze' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis If you have followed my blog then you probably know I have made it a priority to downsize...

    Blog, Board, Pastel, Painting, Paper
  • Revisiting my Review of Uart Dark Sanded Pastel Paper By Kem Studios   -   Jul 6, 2019

    REVISITING MY REVIEW OF UART DARK SANDED PASTEL PAPER

    'Under the Summer Sun' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis It's all about paper this month! We are exploring pastel papers over on my Patreon...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting, Canvas
  • Yes You can Wash Off an Old Painting on Pastelbord! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 5, 2019

    YES YOU CAN WASH OFF AN OLD PAINTING ON PASTELBORD!

    'Into the Lavender' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis I posted a video on Facebook and Instagram and got an interesting response. Why would...

    Works, Video, Board, Pastel, Painting, Ink, Paper
  • Happy Independence Day! And Thoughts on Painting New Subjects By Kem Studios   -   Jul 3, 2019

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! AND THOUGHTS ON PAINTING NEW SUBJECTS

    'Taste of Summer' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 An idea popped into my head today and I had to drop everything and give...

    White, Painting, Pastel, Paper, Watercolor
  • How to Create a Mood in a Landscape Painting By Kem Studios   -   Jul 2, 2019

    HOW TO CREATE A MOOD IN A LANDSCAPE PAINTING

    'Summer in the North' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 The possibilities are endless. I approach each blank piece of paper...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting, Artist
  • Have you Tried Micaceous Iron Oxide for Pastels? By Kem Studios   -   Jun 30, 2019

    HAVE YOU TRIED MICACEOUS IRON OXIDE FOR PASTELS?

    'Summer Love' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love my artists friends! They have the greatest ideas. Every time I teach...

    Pastel, Ad, Video, Art, Artist
  • How to Paint a Sunny Landscape with Pastels By Kem Studios   -   Jun 29, 2019

    HOW TO PAINT A SUNNY LANDSCAPE WITH PASTELS

    'Roadside Delight' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Painting a sunny day is all about having the right colors. The right...

    Pastel, Painting
  • How I Curated a Pastel Set for Terry Ludwig Pastels By Kem Studios   -   Jun 28, 2019

    HOW I CURATED A PASTEL SET FOR TERRY LUDWIG PASTELS

    'Summer Days' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I got the call from Terry Ludwig Pastels a year ago. I was surprised and curious...

    Works, Artist, Painting, Pastel, Video
  • Great News! My Terry Ludwig Floral Landscape Pastel Set Is Here! By Kem Studios   -   Jun 27, 2019

    GREAT NEWS! MY TERRY LUDWIG FLORAL LANDSCAPE PASTEL SET IS HERE!

    A Few Test Paintings using the Floral Landscape Set The set has been released! I have been teasing you about the new set for months....

    Performance, Art, Painting, Pastel
  • Yes You Can Paint on Canson Mi-Teintes Paper! By Kem Studios   -   Jun 26, 2019

    YES YOU CAN PAINT ON CANSON MI-TEINTES PAPER!

    'Walk into The Light' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 It's the paper we love to hate. It is often the paper we use when...

    Works, Canson, Painting, Pastel, Paper
  • What Can You Paint in 10 Minutes and Why You Should Try By Kem Studios   -   Jun 25, 2019

    WHAT CAN YOU PAINT IN 10 MINUTES AND WHY YOU SHOULD TRY

    'Poppy Abstraction' 7x5 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $100 You know you should. But it is hard to find time. And even when we do...

    Works, Performance, Canvas, Painting, Pastel, Paper
  • The Beauty of a Hand Made Pastel Surface By Kem Studios   -   Jun 24, 2019

    THE BEAUTY OF A HAND MADE PASTEL SURFACE

    'Summer on the Island' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $450 I don't know why I don't do this more often. Making my own pastel...

    Works, Art, Pastel, Painting, Paper
  • An Unusual Twist on a Nocturne By Kem Studios   -   Jun 22, 2019

    AN UNUSUAL TWIST ON A NOCTURNE

    'Fireflies in the Meadow' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask me about availability It was play day and I was looking for a challenge....

    Pastel