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Friday, January 04, 2019

What I am Listening to in the Studio

'Serenity Comes'                  9x12                pastel              ©Karen Margulis
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Talk radio isn't going to make me a better artist.  But it is what I usually listen to while I am in the studio.  I think partly because it can be a long and lonely day in the studio and sometimes it is nice to hear adult conversation.  But I was at a loss this month when the regular radio lineup changed. I had lost my friendly radio voices. What was I going to listen to?

Music?  I love music and listen to music when I am painting something big or important like a commission. My choice in music changes and I often pick something that suits the mood of the painting.  But when I am puttering around the studio I prefer talk.

This week I re-stumbled on my new love.....Art Podcasts!  I know you are thinking I must have been hiding under a rock. I didn't realize there was such a treasure trove of art talk podcasts out there.  I have listened to 6 so far this week and it has been the best discovery. Not only do I get to hear adult is conversation among artists. I listened to a wonderful interview with Quang Ho and the Evolution of Seeing and had to stop and take notes!  Even if I played it more than once I'm sure I will learn something else. Here is the link to this show 

I plan to listen to as many podcasts as I can before I am caught up. Even if I am busy painting or doing other tasks, it will benefit me to hear art related information. And they are fun!  I'm so excited!

Here are the three websites that offer art podcasts that I have found. If you know of others I'd love to learn more!

The Aftermath
Painting Notes:  9x12 on Wallis warm mist sanded paper and Terry Ludwig pastels.


Teri Robus said...

Hi Karen! Happy New Year. I love Savvy Painter with Antrese Wood at

Carl Olson said...

I just started the Artful Painter podcast. Hopefully the guests on my show will provide you with some inspiration in addition to the other great podcasts you mentioned in your article.

Karen said...

Thanks Teri and Carl for the suggestions.
Carl, I will be listening to your new podcast. Thanks for sharing!! Here is the link for those interested:

Tim Moore said...

I listen to Ted talks and wondered if they had any on art..quite a few on art..some quite interesting...

Susan Williamson said...