|'Dreams of Summers to Come' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I am taking my pastels on the road this summer! First New Mexico, then France with Stan Sperlak and the Painter's Passport group, then Sweden and Finland! When I started my blog in 2006 and named it 'Painting my World' I had no idea just how accurate the title would be. My world has expanded and I am excited to share my love of pastels wherever I can.
I have often said that pastel artists need to be Ambassadors for Pastels. There are still many people unaware or even misinformed about the medium of pastel. Many believe it is only for drawing or that pastels are like sidewalk chalks....cheap and pastel colored. Many believe that pastel doesn't have deserve as much respect as oil. Wrong on all counts! (read this great article about pastels on the PSA website)
I love my job as Pastel Ambassador! I am happy to spread the word about all of the wonderful qualities of the medium. It is an honor to pass on some of the tips and techniques that I have learned in my own workshops! I hope to have the opportunity to meet many of my blog readers as I travel!
Here is a flyer and website link for my Finland workshop. Information on all of my upcoming workshops can be found here on my blog. Click here for details.
Painting note: 9x12 on Uart paper with an alcohol wash.