• My Art Journey Began Here By Kem Studios   -   Apr 17, 2019

    MY ART JOURNEY BEGAN HERE

    'The Moment' 20x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis available I am home after an amazing workshop experience. It was just the right combination...

    Art, Artist, Pastel, Painting
  • Painting Dogwood Trees in Three Easy Steps By Kem Studios   -   Apr 15, 2019

    PAINTING DOGWOOD TREES IN THREE EASY STEPS

    'The Queen of Spring' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold I am at the Goshen School of Art teaching a workshop this week so I'd like to...

    School, Art, Sold, Painting, Pastel
  • An Excellent Reason to Blend a Pastel Painting By Kem Studios   -   Apr 12, 2019

    AN EXCELLENT REASON TO BLEND A PASTEL PAINTING

    'Walk with Me' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold Do you need a good reason to blend your pastels? If you are like me and have been taught...

    Works, Sold, Pastel, Painting
  • Adding Life to a Wildflower Painting By Kem Studios   -   Apr 11, 2019

    ADDING LIFE TO A WILDFLOWER PAINTING

    'Flight of the Bumblebee' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis ask about availability It was just OK. I have painted this meadow of Queen Anne's...

    Pastel, Painting, Body, Ad
  • Painting my New Obsession with an Art Graf Underpainting By Kem Studios   -   Apr 9, 2019

    PAINTING MY NEW OBSESSION WITH AN ART GRAF UNDERPAINTING

    'Evening at the Fort' 12x 9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I spent last week camping at Fort Wilderness Resort in Disney World....

    Art, Pastel, Painting, Paper
  • The Beauty of Blended Pastel Paintings By Kem Studios   -   Apr 8, 2019

    THE BEAUTY OF BLENDED PASTEL PAINTINGS

    'Back to Ireland' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 "I touch it not" That advice would stay with me for a long time. For the...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting
  • Tips for Flying with Pastels: New Video By Kem Studios   -   Apr 5, 2019

    TIPS FOR FLYING WITH PASTELS: NEW VIDEO

    Are you going to the IAPS convention in June? Maybe you have some travel plans and you are thinking about bringing along your pastels....

    Video, Art, Painting, Pastel
  • Throwback Thursday: My First Daisy Painting By Kem Studios   -   Apr 4, 2019

    THROWBACK THURSDAY: MY FIRST DAISY PAINTING

    'Sunny Days Ahead' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 contact me I was scrolling through my blog archives looking for workshop...

    Pastel, Painting, Invitation, Blog, Art, Canvas
  • Working on a Piece of Mystery Paper By Kem Studios   -   Apr 4, 2019

    WORKING ON A PIECE OF MYSTERY PAPER

    'Imperfect Beauty' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 It seems as though my daily painting time has moved to the early evening....

    Works, Artist, Painting, Pastel, Paper
  • A Surprising Painting Result By Kem Studios   -   Apr 3, 2019

    A SURPRISING PAINTING RESULT

    'Wildflower Surprise' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 What happens when you take an old and unwanted demo painting and paint...

    Pastel, Painting, Paper, Ad
  • New Sunday Studio Pastel Demo on YouTube! By Kem Studios   -   Apr 1, 2019

    NEW SUNDAY STUDIO PASTEL DEMO ON YOUTUBE!

    'Along the Way' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 It has been awhile since I did a Sunday Studio video! It was a chilly day...

    Video, Pastel, Painting
  • Why Taking Art Workshops are Good for You By Kem Studios   -   Mar 31, 2019

    WHY TAKING ART WORKSHOPS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

    'Blue Ridge Mountain Magic' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Marguis I guess I am just a perpetual student. I love to learn new things. I am happiest...

    Pastel, Painting, Art, Artist, Designer, Design
  • Would You Like to Paint Along with Me? By Kem Studios   -   Mar 29, 2019

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAINT ALONG WITH ME?

    'A Path to the Sea' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 Paint Along videos are now available! I am grateful for the Patreon...

    Works, Video, Ad, Blog, Painting, Pastel
  • New Video Demo Release: Explore Mark Making with a Nest Painting By Kem Studios   -   Mar 27, 2019

    NEW VIDEO DEMO RELEASE: EXPLORE MARK MAKING WITH A NEST PAINTING

    'For Every Bird a Nest' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis I love painting nests! Every year when spring rolls around I get the itch to paint...

    Video, Pastel, Painting
  • An Amazing Trick with Workable Fixative By Kem Studios   -   Mar 26, 2019

    AN AMAZING TRICK WITH WORKABLE FIXATIVE

    'Summer Magic ll' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 It is one of my most asked questions. Do I use fixative and what kind?...

    Paper, Pastel, Painting
  • What 10 years of Daily Painting Can Do By Kem Studios   -   Mar 23, 2019

    WHAT 10 YEARS OF DAILY PAINTING CAN DO

    'Down Memory Lane' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 I looked at the old painting hidden in my studio annex. The room has...

    Pastel, Painting
  • NEW Workshop Opportunity this May in Blue Ridge Georgia! By Kem Studios   -   Mar 21, 2019

    NEW WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY THIS MAY IN BLUE RIDGE GEORGIA!

    Many of you have asked if I was going to add another workshop to my 2019 schedule so I want to share an opportunity that just came...

    Wood, Painting, Burning, Artist
  • Revisiting a BAD Painting after 10 Years! By Kem Studios   -   Mar 19, 2019

    REVISITING A BAD PAINTING AFTER 10 YEARS!

    'A Wonderful World' 19x25 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $350 Do you save your old paintings? I mean the really old ones? I probably...

    Pastel, Painting, Art
  • Get Ready for Green! By Kem Studios   -   Mar 17, 2019

    GET READY FOR GREEN!

    'Into the Land of Green' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis Green. I used to avoid it. Dare I say I didn't even like it! Painting with it...

    Video, Pastel, Painting
  • The Trick to Painting Beautiful Shadows By Kem Studios   -   Mar 15, 2019

    THE TRICK TO PAINTING BEAUTIFUL SHADOWS

    'Path to Peace' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available in my Etsy shop $155 The photo was dull. It just didn't capture that warm sunny...

    Pastel, Painting