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Seated female nude pastel drawing/painting

SEATED FEMALE NUDE PASTEL DRAWING/PAINTING

8x6 soft pastels on toned paper

Is There a Deeper Meaning Behind Lady Gaga's Blue Hair at the Golden Globes?

IS THERE A DEEPER MEANING BEHIND LADY GAGA'S BLUE HAIR AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES?

Lady Gaga is no stranger to blue hair (or orange , or yellow, or pink , for that matter.. .), but her soft pastel take on the color...

 
 
 
Pastel in progress

PASTEL IN PROGRESS

This is a pastel I am working on for an upcoming railroad show in Cheyenne this Summer. I am building up layers of texture on the side...

Here is my Instagram Top Nine and Some Deep Thoughts!

HERE IS MY INSTAGRAM TOP NINE AND SOME DEEP THOUGHTS!

My Instagram Top Nine TopNine2018 Today as I sit at my newly cleaned desk and drink my coffee I am feeling reflective. I went to bed...

 
 
 
Conch Shell on Red

CONCH SHELL ON RED

Pastel 12" x 13" This is my first attempt using pastels. I've had no interest in the medium until recently, an interest that grew out...

Make Time for a Painting Break in Busy Times

MAKE TIME FOR A PAINTING BREAK IN BUSY TIMES

'Color in the Park' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It can be done. Carving out some time to paint in the midst of the busy...

 
 
 
Susan E. Roden's solo pastel opening at Oasis on January 10th

SUSAN E. RODEN'S SOLO PASTEL OPENING AT OASIS ON JANUARY 10TH

I am so fortunate to be starting off the new year with a solo show! Oasis of Albuquerque is exhibiting a new collection of adobes,...

Beyond Appearances

BEYOND APPEARANCES

Beyond Appearancespastel on paper This is my most recent soft pastel. It began as a completely non-objective piece and in another direction....

 
 
 
Tips for Adding a Figure to a Landscape Painting part 1

TIPS FOR ADDING A FIGURE TO A LANDSCAPE PAINTING PART 1

'Like Father Like Son' pastel ©Karen Margulis 9x7 available on Etsy 9x7 My Great Studio Clean Up begins today so I am sharing my latest...

A Closer Look at Nike's Air Max 97 "Have a Nike Day"

A CLOSER LOOK AT NIKE'S AIR MAX 97 "HAVE A NIKE DAY"

After news emerged that Nike was preparing an all-new Air Max "Have a Nike Day" pack, the capsule's Air Max 97 now gets a closer look....

 
 
 
V From BTS' New Pastel Pink Hair At SBS Gayo Daejun Is Giving ARMYs All The Feels

V FROM BTS' NEW PASTEL PINK HAIR AT SBS GAYO DAEJUN IS GIVING ARMYS ALL THE FEELS

BTS is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. In a holiday surprise, V from BTS dyed his hair pastel pink and the ARMY...

L.'s pastel portrait by Kim Blair

L.'S PASTEL PORTRAIT BY KIM BLAIR

L.(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper) Been there, done that... but not as good, I have to admit. I bet most us have been...

 
 
 
Blue Earth Pastels - Some Tips

BLUE EARTH PASTELS - SOME TIPS

Sunset Mesa 8x16 Pastel Recently, I was invited by Pastel Journal to write a series of articles on color for the pastel painter. Because...

"I love the light. How did you get that?"

"I LOVE THE LIGHT. HOW DID YOU GET THAT?"

To be more specific, the question asked was this: "I love the light. This is unmistakably your elegant style and I'm interested to...

 
 
 
Painting a Winter Wonderland: All I know in One Painting!

PAINTING A WINTER WONDERLAND: ALL I KNOW IN ONE PAINTING!

'The Path to Happiness' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I am spending the holidays at home this year. It will be a quiet...

Let it Go with a Snow Person Painting!

LET IT GO WITH A SNOW PERSON PAINTING!

'Painting in the Snow 2018' 9x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $125 He kept me up at night! This year I wasn't sure what theme my...

 
 
 
This Is Officially Going to Be the Biggest Trend of 2019

THIS IS OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST TREND OF 2019

Spring trends are typically filled with the usual suspects-florals, pastels, a romantic dress style or two-so when we saw this fresh...

Don't Be a Flake: How to Beat Patchy, Dry Skin This Winter

DON'T BE A FLAKE: HOW TO BEAT PATCHY, DRY SKIN THIS WINTER

Despite the fact that resort collection bikinis are already on clearance and pastel-colored makeup is in full bloom at beauty counters,...

 
 
 
What to Paint This Winter: New YouTube Demo

WHAT TO PAINT THIS WINTER: NEW YOUTUBE DEMO

'Breathe' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It is dark and cold. You might be longing for those warm summer days. Or you might...

Laying male nude study

LAYING MALE NUDE STUDY

Pretty hyped up from last night's visit to the Getty Museum, I had the privilege to be invited to a private viewing of their new Renaissance...