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Thomas Wezwick posted a photo

quick paint...big brush....big fuss no mess...........16x20.............

This was the second in a row.....and I just painted fast....had to go ,and my first painting was too stiff,,,I think.
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Mary Jabens commented on Mary Jabens's photo

First Snow - Kolob 10x10 oil jabens121314

"Thank you Ed,  love your comments!!! "
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Damien M. Gonzales commented on Damien M. Gonzales's photo

Tower Ridge in Winter

"Thanks Thomas. Great to see all you've done. Love your bold approach buddy."
Roberta Condon commented on Roberta Condon's photo

Conan Road

"Thank you Ed."

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A busy October

The beauty of October brought activity and I visited Kalmazoo Michigan, New York New York, Trenton New Jersey and Newnan Georgia all for extended periods this…


Posted by Ed Cahill on October 27, 2014 at 8:47pm — 7 Comments


It has been over a year since I did my last Blog Post about how I broke through my dry spell... well not so fast. It would seem, with some embarrassment, that I am in an extended dry spell. I guess it was bound to happen, as my health got worse and I am stuck with oxygen bottles to lug around. But you say what? You thought I took an oxygen machine with me to Ireland a few years back, it's true. But my breathing was not as bad as it is today. I am getting winded just walking to the bathroom.…


Posted by Donald Maier on October 24, 2014 at 3:41am — 3 Comments

How to upload or change your photo

First I recommend you make your photo 185 pixels square and save as a .jpeg, .png or .gif file. If the photo is not square you can upload it and crop in the program but make sure the size is under 10MB. Be patient if your photo is big it may take some time to load.

Put it on your desktop or in a file on your hard drive you can find. Then go to "My Page" and hover over the top of the photo. It will say "Change Photo". Click on it and it…


Posted by Ed Cahill on October 21, 2014 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Estes Park CO - Rocky Mountain Centennial Celebration Plein Air Event 2014

In researching where to plein air next year I came across the RMCCPA event in Estes Park CO.  I booked a flight out of Spokane to Denver just to see the artwork of the Show.  It was too late to attend the painting event, but I have watched some of the artists online and I admire their work.  Spokane doesn't have a plein air group and none of my students are interested - so since Don Maier and Nikolai Kraneis came to paint with me - I have to find good plein air artists where I can.  And I…


Posted by Lynne Haines on September 29, 2014 at 11:31pm


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    Search engine optimisation for plein air artists 1 Reply

    Although i have not had a lot of time to work on this site other than a few format changes I have been talking to quite a few "experts" in the web business who tell me that one quick way we can improve our results —not in painting but in the ability…Continue

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    Started by Ed Cahill. Last reply by David Cerulli Dec 1.

    Transporting wet painting and material 15 Replies

    I am soon to be travelling overseas with my art box (Hopefully attending 'Art in the open')1st Point - I have noticed that Oil paint is a banned item on the No Fly list at airports.Does anybody know the ruling on this? is it just hand lugguage? Can…Continue

    Started by Leon Holmes. Last reply by Ed Cahill Nov 30.

    Cutting Corners 16 Replies

    Have you ever had a painting which was improved by slicing a piece off?Does everyone indulge in a little secret 'pruning'? Is it an artist's dirty little secret? Does it ever work?Perhaps, if there were a  respectable name for it, like…Continue

    Started by Tony Robinson. Last reply by Ronald Lee Oliver Nov 28.

    Are you a professional? And what does that mean. 5 Replies

    Are you a professional? And what does that mean.We all want to be successful. We want to win every paint out we attend, we want to sell our paintings, we want to feel comfortable with saying we are professional painters.To me it means supporting…Continue

    Started by Ed Cahill. Last reply by Ed Cahill Nov 25.


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