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Abstract Still Life I

ABSTRACT STILL LIFE I

I've been playing with my watercolor abstracts again. I've just completed 2 "still life" paintings and this is the first of the two....

Stopping at the Underpainting

STOPPING AT THE UNDERPAINTING

'Beneath it All' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150 I had a little underpainting party the other day. Just me. I turned up the...

 
 
 
Ken's Portrait, by Kim Blair

KEN'S PORTRAIT, BY KIM BLAIR

Ken(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper) The reference photo for this portrait was taken while Ken and Heather (he is married...

Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

PAM'S PORTRAIT BY KIM BLAIR

Pam(14x11 pastel on gessoed 300 lb w.c. paper) The day Pam showed me the photo used for this portrait on her cell phone I felt an immediate...

 
 
 
Snowfall in New York

SNOWFALL IN NEW YORK

Enjoying the cold whether in northern hemisphere.This time I took advantage of a Cafe on this avenue corner. I could not miss the opportunity...

Figure Study - original oil pastel nude sk

FIGURE STUDY - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL NUDE SK

Here's a 6 x 8" oil pastel study on Strathmore toned paper, using the sides of Sennelier oil pastels - I left out a ton of details,...

 
 
 
I Painted my Largest Paintings Ever!

I PAINTED MY LARGEST PAINTINGS EVER!

My largest pastel paintings ever! Each one 36x60 It was the best kind of commission. Paint something HUGE and ship it unframed. The...

The Drummer - oil pastel figurative painting of a man playing drums

THE DRUMMER - OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE PAINTING OF A MAN PLAYING DRUMS

Loving this new Strathmore toned blue mixed media paper. It comes in a pad, it's heavy, and has a wonderful surface. Great stuff! I...

 
 
 
Can You Do An Oil Underpainting with Water Soluble Oils?

CAN YOU DO AN OIL UNDERPAINTING WITH WATER SOLUBLE OILS?

'Together Forever' 12x9 pastel ©Karen Margulis I had been experimenting with oil stain underpaintings last month and had a good question...

Art School Notebook 3

ART SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 3

After a back injury, unable to golf or walk any distance, I found myself in an art supply store in 2000. I was visiting Santa Barbara...

 
 
 
Unique Hair Color Ideas

UNIQUE HAIR COLOR IDEAS

Multicolored and Other Unique Hair Colors With all of the unique and cool technicolor hair we're spotting on celebrities, Pinterest...

See Every Look From Maison Margiela's Spring 2019 Collection

SEE EVERY LOOK FROM MAISON MARGIELA'S SPRING 2019 COLLECTION

Spring may mean lots of pastels and bright color for some designers, but for John Galliano at Maison Margiela, that's not the case....

 
 
 
"Embrace" laying female nude

"EMBRACE" LAYING FEMALE NUDE

Almost an implied semi nude with some lingerie and touches of eroticism, still kinda classic look to it, small size paper. 6x4 pastel...

Gord's Pastel Portrait, by Kim Blair

GORD'S PASTEL PORTRAIT, BY KIM BLAIR

Gord(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb gessoed w.c. paper) I think by looking at this portrait you can tell that our friend Gord is quite a...

 
 
 
Turquoise nightgown

TURQUOISE NIGHTGOWN

Plenty of variations of blue here and lots of reflecting light that blends throughout the drawing. 6x9 pastel on paper

Tony

TONY

Tony, sketchbook watercolorDay 22 of 30 Watercolor Portrait Artist and sculptor, Tony posed for us at the Punta Gorda VAC this week....

 
 
 
Standing female nude pastel

STANDING FEMALE NUDE PASTEL

Standing pose backside, more symmetric then the previous one, soft pastels only, no pan pastel either, soft lighting throughout falling...

New work with Silver Lake

NEW WORK WITH SILVER LAKE

Silver Lake in Ocracoke has continued to obsess me. Months of distillation time help me feel rather than see. In the studio I am working...

 
 
 
Male nude portrait study

MALE NUDE PORTRAIT STUDY

I tend to start these pastels lightly with vine charcoal first just to establish the placement and the 'bare bones' of the drawing,...

Pastel latest wall in Ragusa, Italy

PASTEL LATEST WALL IN RAGUSA, ITALY

Located in the newest area from Ragusa, this new wall by Pastel is based on the idea of ghettification, referred to the concept of...