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Ed Cahill replied to Tony Robinson's discussion Cutting Corners
"I was thinking about this a bit more and decided that cropping usually does not work —for me at least  because the outsides of the paintings and the corners usually have not much going on—on purpose of course. I'll crop down a…"
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Key tips for creating more masterful paintings

I have recently posted a series of key tips that have helped me to create award-winning paintings, based on techniques and principles used by the old masters. I have found that without a good grounding in the key principles of painting, you are never going to improve or create masterful work. You can see my tips on my FaceBook page. Hopefully you will enjoy and learn from these lessons. …See More
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cynthia rosen posted a status
"Thanks MJ!! It was fun meeting Bob Bahr and painting with him. It was scary trying a city pic at first but then the paint took over."
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Tony Robinson replied to Tony Robinson's discussion Cutting Corners
"Haha. I know the feeling, Ed...Having said that, the downside in my case is I can be sloppy about not finishing off and perhaps turn a decent sketch into a presentable (well, maybe) painting. Too easy for me just to add it to the large pile of…"
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Julia Stevens posted photos
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207th St

"Amazing~!~~~! "
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View from Silver Reef - Zion in the distance

"Hi Thomas, Thank you  and yes, I use a roller, sand between coats.  I leave them a little rough and  do the final sand based on what the subject is.  "
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Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald's event was featured
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Monday July 21 Paint Out -Amherstburg Navy Yard at Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg, Ontairo

July 21, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Monday July 21st start time approximately 10 am (you may come earlier or later) The Amherstburg Ontario area is full of wonderful locations to paint. The spectacular flowers may be finished, but there are many historic buildings and garden pathways that are sure to catch your attention. Keep an eye on the weather. If it looks like a storm use your best judgment to decide if you wish to risk getting caught in the rain. Rain in Windsor does not necessarily mean it is raining in the county.Link…See More
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Plein Air Paint in Croatia at Island of Korcula, Croatia

September 13, 2016 at 8am to September 22, 2016 at 7pm
Join me to paint on the beautiful Island of Korcula in the Adriatic off the coast of Croatia.  Tour is all inclusive: food, lodging, ground transportation. Does not include airfare. http://www.slikamilina.ca/tours/painting-tours/jeannie-breeding-workshop/See More
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Ev Hales Painting on location in Europe September 2014 at Italy and Portugal

September 5, 2014 at 6pm to October 5, 2014 at 7pm
I am taking 2 groups, (some participants are doing both sessions.)  One to the Emilia Romagna area in the Italian mountains and the other to Portugal.  These tours are devoted to painting on  location while we discover new places and people. Both tours have local guides who offer special insights into the different cultures as well as knowing interesting off the track places to paint.Starting to Italy  September 5th -19thPortugal  22nd September - 5th October…See More
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Debra Zamperla's event was featured
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Kim Casebeer - Using Plein Air Studies to Improve Studio Work at Ann Arbor, Michigan

August 1, 2014 to August 3, 2014
This workshop is geared toward the student who wishes to take their landscape studio work to the next level.  We will experience how using outdoor studies in the studio, will remind you of the light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience while also using reference photos to help remember the details.  We will spend the first two days in the studio, then go outside to paint on the last day.  If weather becomes a factor, we will switch days around to have the best plein air…See More
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Profile IconGabriele M Craig, Keith William Thompson, John Cullinan and 4 more were featured
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Key tips for creating more masterful paintings

I have recently posted a series of key tips that have helped me to create award-winning paintings, based on techniques and principles used by the old masters. I have found that without a good grounding in the key principles of painting, you are never going to improve or create masterful work. You can see my tips on my FaceBook page. Hopefully you will enjoy and learn from these lessons. …

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Posted by Barry John Raybould on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am

Brighton (Michigan) Paint Out 2014

Last weekend Michigan artists were happy to have the opportunity to participate in the second ever Brighton Paint Out. One of them was me. We had lovely, sunny weather on Saturday and pleasantly cool weather on the second day, Sunday. The torrential…

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Posted by Kathleen W. O'Connell on July 7, 2014 at 3:10pm

first judged paintout

Got a couple of Honorable Mentions. And here are 3 more little ones from the 5-day paintout.…

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Posted by Wendy Manning on July 4, 2014 at 8:41am

Paint Annapolis 2014

An exciting week ahead ! I'm really looking forward to taking part in this Event.I'll be one of thirty artists painting Annapolis and it's surrounds..with a quick draw and Nocturne Event lined up also. Here's a link to my  blog :…

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Posted by Karen Scannell on June 15, 2014 at 3:44pm

The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley

You might be interested in my year long art quest "The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley" where each week I paint a different creek, river, or waterway in Silicon Valley. Already recognized by international art publications, it started in November 2013, and painting number 37 was just completed. 



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Posted by Donald Neff on June 6, 2014 at 7:20pm

Artists who paint on location outdoors... plein air. No studio work, portraits, still lifes, or working from photos.

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