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Maddine Insalaco
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Debra Joyce Dawson left a comment for Maddine Insalaco
"I have just come across this discussion and am interested to know what type of paper you are using? In traveling through and painting for weeks on end in India three times, I used unstretched primed canvas. More recently in England…"
Mar 12, 2012
Maddine Insalaco commented on Maddine Insalaco's album
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Civita Castellana 2011

"Hi Patrick,   No I do not.  Most early open air oil sketches (late 17th through mid 19th centuries) were executed on unprimed paper.  The key is that the paper be acid free and that the work eventually be mounted on rigid…"
Jul 18, 2011
Patrick T Daly commented on Maddine Insalaco's album
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Civita Castellana 2011

"awe inspiring work. Do you use a primer on the paper? I have been told that the oils will disintergrate the paper over time."
Jul 15, 2011
Nikolai Kraneis commented on Maddine Insalaco's photo
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Historic Center Civita Castellana

"mi piace, I saw this painting a year ago, and it still fascinates me."
Jul 12, 2011
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Jul 11, 2011
Maddine Insalaco posted an album
Jul 11, 2011
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Jul 11, 2011
Maddine Insalaco replied to Jaqueline Lukowski's discussion Bugs on Paintings
"This is a perpetual nuisance.  Over the years my approach has evolved.  I am now letting the bugs stay in the painting until the end of the session.  Whe I get home, INDOORS, I carefully remove them (before the paint dries) with a…"
May 25, 2011
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Jan 16, 2011
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Etruscan Places Open Air Fundamentals Tuscany, Italy at Buonconvento, Italy (Tuscany)

October 16, 2010 at 3pm to October 23, 2010 at 10am
This core program is founded upon the premise that open air painting presents unique challenges to the artist in the fleeting light and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions that require a specific technical approach in execution. We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demonstrations that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session. Two instructors will work directly with participants at all times.…See More
Sep 9, 2010
Charlotte Wharton left a comment for Maddine Insalaco
"Artist Survey Please help me in planning my workshop schedule for 2011. Could you take a few minutes and answer a survey that I have online? Your feedback will be extremely helpful. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJMC8XS BTW, should you ever want…"
Sep 8, 2010
Maddine Insalaco left a comment for Neil O'Keeffe
"Hi Neil, Nice to meet you and welcome to the group. Maddine"
Aug 17, 2010
Maddine Insalaco and Neil O'Keeffe are now friends
Aug 17, 2010
Maddine Insalaco left a comment for Nikolai Kraneis
"Hi Nikolai, I'm not sure that I am leaving this comment in the right place. I am kind of new to this site. The reasons I use paper and not panel when I do quick open air studies are two. First this was the traditional surface used by artists…"
Aug 2, 2010
Nikolai Kraneis commented on Maddine Insalaco's album
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Civita Castellana July 2010 Trip

"How do handle with the paper? Why not panels?"
Aug 2, 2010

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More from the Roman Campagna

Fellow painter and husband Joe Vinson and I just returned from our second trip to the Roman Campagna in a month. Once again between work appointments we got ample time to paint. Even though we have been visiting and working in this area for almost 10 years this was the first opportunity we had to paint in Castel S. Elia, another location on the Grand Tour of open air itineraries in…

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Posted on August 1, 2010 at 10:45am

Painting the Itineraries of the Early Open Air Masters

Two weeks ago my painter husband Joe Vinson and I went to Civita Castellana to paint some of our favorite motifs of the early open air tradition. Before the introduction of the automobile and the construction of the highway system, Civita was a very well known destination. Located on an old Roman consular road, the Via Flaminia, all overland travellers came through the town to stay in one of its two postal stations on the way to and from Rome. Today, no one, including Italians…

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Posted on June 24, 2010 at 6:24am — 2 Comments

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At 5:46pm on September 8, 2010, Charlotte Wharton said…
Artist Survey

Please help me in planning my workshop schedule for 2011. Could you take a few minutes and answer a survey that I have online? Your feedback will be extremely helpful.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJMC8XS

BTW, should you ever want to do an online survey, I highly recommend SurveyMonkey.

Happy painting,

Charlotte

Charlotte Wharton Studio
Worcester, MA
508-425-6719
charlotte@charlottewhartonstudio.com
www.charlottewhartonstudio.com
At 12:40pm on July 18, 2011, Patrick T Daly said…

Hi Maddine and thanks,

Your work and acedemic insight into the history of plein air are very interesting.

I have a lot of work that was done in oil straight onto Sketchbook paper. For the reasons

you have stated - mainly portability, I still find it an easy way to work in the field. I'll just

have to look into mounting these works. If you have any tips ie. what type of glue should be

used  i'd appreciate it. In the meantime I think I might do some research on the net on these issues.

Regards

Patrick

At 1:30pm on March 12, 2012, Debra Joyce Dawson said…

I have just come across this discussion and am interested to know what type of paper you are using? In traveling through and painting for weeks on end in India three times, I used unstretched primed canvas.

More recently in England and Italy, I used 8-ply archival matboard, with several coats of prime. I find that using the latter really soaks up the oil quickly and the paintings dry realtively quick.

My issue has always been that I love textue in my work and find myself changing the way I paint, somewhat, if I don't have the drying time or the storage for the paintings with more texture.

Thanks for sharing your story here of early plein air trail and artists. Interesting.

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