It has been a busy Winter. I have been a Pastel Ambassador doing several presentations and demos for local art groups. I am also teaching three pastel classes. We have been focusing on painting the Winter landscape.
We may not get much snow in Georgia but I enjoy the moodiness and subtle colors of winter. I enjoy sharing tips for painting winter with my students. I also like to share my process with my collectors and other artists and art lovers on my Daily Painting blog Painting my World. In a recent post I did a step by step demo for this painting. You can see the painting in progress here.
'Winter Delight' 8x10 pastel
Besides painting and teaching I have been busy planning a wonderful summer adventure. In June I will be attending the International Association of Pastel Society Convention in Albuquerque New Mexico. After the convention I will spend three weeks exploring the Southwest with two of my artist friends. I am looking forward to painting the desert and I will be announcing a special painting challenge in conjunction with the trip.
'Fire and Ice' 12z24 pastel
I have also been working on establishing an Etsy Shop online. Etsy is a great place to find beautiful art and hand made crafts. I am proud to have my work abailable on Etsy. I welcome you to visit my shop. I have my latest winter landscapes available as well as many other oils and pastels. To show my appreciation I am offering a 10% savings good until February 15th. Enter the code LOVEART at check out. Here is the link to my shop Karen Margulis Fine Art
'Winter Landscape I' 2.5 x 3.5 "
NEW SERIES: MONTHLY MINIS
Big things come in small packages! My miniature pastel originals measure just 2.5 x 3.5 inches but they will fill a small space with a splash of color. They can be matted and framed or placed on a mini easel. They make wonderful gifts. I love to paint them!
I am now doing a monthly release of 10 original minis. Each month will have a different theme. The theme for February is the Winter Landscape. I had so much fun with these and I can't wait to paint my March minis!
They are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Click here to view them.
'Winter Stream Study' 8x10 pastel
Pastel Classes & Workshops
I am offering several pastel class options this winter. I am now registering for group lessons both in my Marietta studio on Wednesdays and at the Art School in Sandy Springs on Tuesdays. Classes begin March 19th.
I have openings for my Pastel Landscape mini workshop on Saturday February 16th. We meet from 1-5 and the fee is $45
I also offer private lessons $45 for 2 hours. Email me for more information.