• How to Improve Your Summer Green Paintings By Kem Studios   -   Aug 15, 2018

    HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SUMMER GREEN PAINTINGS

    'Sweet Summer Meadows' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 Yesterday I went crazy with green. I wanted a very green forest scene....

    Works, Pastel, Painting
  • When to Use Local Color for an Underpainting By Kem Studios   -   Aug 13, 2018

    WHEN TO USE LOCAL COLOR FOR AN UNDERPAINTING

    'Forest Reverie' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I rarely use the local color for underpaintings. One of the wonderful things...

    Pastel, Painting, Design, Designer
  • Workshop Opening! And a Transformed Demo By Kem Studios   -   Aug 13, 2018

    WORKSHOP OPENING! AND A TRANSFORMED DEMO

    'Sunshine Makes Me Happy' 12x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $195 I'm not sure I remember what the original intent of the demo...

    Works, Pastel, Painting, Concept
  • Behind the Scenes of a Painting: The Freedom to Change By Kem Studios   -   Aug 11, 2018

    BEHIND THE SCENES OF A PAINTING: THE FREEDOM TO CHANGE

    'A Breath of Fresh Air' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It is never in stone. Just because we start out with one idea doesn't...

    Works, Pastel, Painting
  • How to Reach your Art Goals with Mini Goals By Kem Studios   -   Aug 10, 2018

    HOW TO REACH YOUR ART GOALS WITH MINI GOALS

    'Things of the Spirit' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250 Have you seen it yet? I have an article in the August issue of Pastel...

    Works, Pastel, Painting, Artist, Art, Exhibition
  • Are You Open to Beauty? Inspiration of the day By Kem Studios   -   Aug 8, 2018

    ARE YOU OPEN TO BEAUTY? INSPIRATION OF THE DAY

    'Mountain Poppies' 8x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 It is a common complaint. Finding something to paint is a stumbling block...

    Pastel, Painting
  • How to Use a Chipped Pastel By Kem Studios   -   Aug 8, 2018

    HOW TO USE A CHIPPED PASTEL

    'Purple Haze' 36x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold My favorite purple pastel had a chip. It was just a little nick on one of the edges....

    Works, Sold, Painting, Pastel, Painter, Paper
  • Sunday Studio Video Demo: Using a Notan Underpainting By Kem Studios   -   Aug 6, 2018

    SUNDAY STUDIO VIDEO DEMO: USING A NOTAN UNDERPAINTING

    'The Magic Hour Returns' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold In case you missed this one...here is a post and video from the archives....

    Works, White, Video, Sold, Ad, Paper, Painting, Pastel
  • My New Favorite Painting Technique By Kem Studios   -   Aug 5, 2018

    MY NEW FAVORITE PAINTING TECHNIQUE

    'Deep Purple Haze' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 I get on these kicks sometimes. I try something on a whim and I like...

    Pastel, Painting, Oil, Acrylic
  • Painting Provence part 8.Unexpected Treasures in Goult By Kem Studios   -   Aug 3, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 8.UNEXPECTED TREASURES IN GOULT

    'Market Day in Goult' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis It was one of those unplanned days that turned into one of the best days of the trip....

    Print, Pastel, Painting, Linen
  • Underpainting with Texture! Check it Out! By Kem Studios   -   Aug 2, 2018

    UNDERPAINTING WITH TEXTURE! CHECK IT OUT!

    'Exploring Lavender' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 Today was just a play day. I decided to make an Instagram story showing...

    Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Provence part 7 .Personal Chef Extraordinaire! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 31, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 7 .PERSONAL CHEF EXTRAORDINAIRE!

    'Bon Appetit' 8x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $125 I happen to be a terrible cook. But I have a fascination with all things food....

    Pastel, Painting, Fine Art, Art
  • Why Wash Off an Old Painting? By Kem Studios   -   Jul 30, 2018

    WHY WASH OFF AN OLD PAINTING?

    'Into the Lavender' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 I posted a video on Facebook and Instagram and got an interesting response....

    Works, Video, Board, Pastel, Painting, Ink, Paper
  • Painting Provence Part 6..A Good Year for Wildflowers By Kem Studios   -   Jul 28, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 6..A GOOD YEAR FOR WILDFLOWERS

    'A Good Year for Wildflowers' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 I wasn't expecting it. I was going to Provence in July to...

    Works, Performance, Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Provence part 5.In the Footsteps of Van Gogh By Kem Studios   -   Jul 26, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 5.IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF VAN GOGH

    'From Van Gogh's Window' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150

    Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Provence Part 4.Our Magical Village of Goult By Kem Studios   -   Jul 26, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 4.OUR MAGICAL VILLAGE OF GOULT

    'Magique' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 We knew we had chosen well the very moment we arrived in Goult. We were greeted...

    Pastel, Painting, Festival
  • Painting Provence Part 3.Our First Market! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 24, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 3.OUR FIRST MARKET!

    'Beauty Surrounds Us' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 I had read about the markets. In fact I had a book on the different...

    Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Lavender on Canson Paper By Kem Studios   -   Jul 24, 2018

    PAINTING LAVENDER ON CANSON PAPER

    'Summer days in Provence' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I am running low on paper. I am back home in the studio and ready...

    Works, Blog, Canson, Pastel, Painting, Paper
  • Painting Provence part 2 .Bring on the Lavender! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 22, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART 2 .BRING ON THE LAVENDER!

    'Along the Lavender Road' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 We came for the lavender and we weren't disappointed! We came...

    Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Provence Part I .Welcome to Our Home! By Kem Studios   -   Jul 21, 2018

    PAINTING PROVENCE PART I .WELCOME TO OUR HOME!

    'Provence Impressions' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $95 It was a difficult decision. Should we rent a home in Provence for...

    Pastel, Painting, Art, Artist, Invitation