An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
This is an easy and inexpensive carrier. Perfect for travelling and plein air painting.
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING A PAINTING CARRIER:
1 PIECE OF FOAMCORE (found at art supply stores like Michaels)
Place on a flat surface. Divide foamcore in 1/2. Draw a line down the middle. Measure 1 in on either side of this line, this is wear you will cut into. Using a straight edge and a utility knife cut…
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As I write this, I'm at the Art Barn School of Art in Valparaiso, Indiana. Spring has finally come to this part of the world – the woods are filled with a lacy fluttering of green, spring beauties carpet the ground,…Continue
Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on May 5, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments
I find it interesting how much goes on inside my head when I paint outdoors. The area around me could be on fire and I wouldn't even notice because of all the inner dynamics. I'm not sure these dynamics are limited to just my "mind" either.
I get swept up in the complete experience of expressing my impression of the subject - it is almost a waking dream state. It has it's own rythm. I start with trepidation and excitement. I expect a struggle and I work at engaging in the…Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on April 27, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments
Show in the 10th Annual Town & Country Studio Tour? No fee, great venue. It is Sept 14 & 15th, Spokane WA 99203. Deadline is May 15th. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Lynne Haines on April 16, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Today I am moving my art and all involved to my new studio. One up is it is bigger and funner. The downs are few. Lighting is an issue. But, I found that my local hardware store carries a bulb called (daylight) bulb. Really good. I suggest all look them up. Upward, I have a great area to paint and create. This time of year we enter art festivals and go to festivals. My mind whirls at every one. Living in the Pacific Northwest gives you a wonderful green beauty to paint with. Everyone…Continue
Added by lucy schwartz lucyschwartzartist on April 11, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments
I use a limited palette, the typical warm/cool palette, which includes cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red light, alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue and titanium white.…Continue
Added by Kevin McCain on April 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
My Spain Plein Air Workshop for 2014 was almost sold out 1 1/2 years in advance, so it has been expanded by French Escapade to now accomodate up to 12 participants. Hope you can join me! http://www.frenchescapade.com/trips-painting-spain.html
Added by Jeannie Breeding on March 30, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Most of us have had the experience of painting outdoors on a really bright and sunny day only to find our painting looks so dark once indoors and back at the studio. Here are a few tips that may help:
If any of you have additional comments to add to help with this problem, please add your suggestions here. Thanks
Added by Suzanne Elliott on March 25, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
Very saddened to learn in Australia through our Plein Air Artists site here of Louisa McElwain’s passing. I saw Louisa’s work many years ago very often in many American Art magazines, instantly in awe, I shared a special you tube of her painting exploits here in Dec 2010. I was impressed both with the bold carefree attitude to her work and the large lavish, beautiful quality to her painting, her love of being outdoors in direct closeness with nature and the landscape, like a bird she owned…Continue
Added by Gary Hilton Walker on March 25, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
Added by Patrick Vennari on March 24, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments
I take all my plein air equipment anywhere, easily, all in one trip. I just roll it along in my Plein Air Wheely.
Everything I need goes with me. No more trips back and forth to the van! Lightweight, compact and sturdy, it loads into vehicles readily.
Dirt trails, cobblestone paths, garden gravel, boggy lawns - nothing keeps me from getting to the right spot with all my equipment: chair, umbrella,…Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on March 18, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Not looking to replace my oils, gouache, acrylics...but, fun is fun...and I'm always intrigued by something new, different. When at first difficult, I am even more intrigued and suddenly obsessed.
Last night got out for an hour and painted this one...sitting in my truck, using an ipad 2...started with a stylus, but soon…Continue
just a black and white
Added by Elizabeth Keith on March 5, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
SEPA Paintout at The South Slobs Co. Wexford 17/2/13
Marie-Christine, and Tom King
A great turnout today for SEPA's first paintout of 2013. Micheal McGuire, Neil O Keefe, Annie Cahill, Barry…Continue
Added by Karen Scannell on February 17, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Added by Lynda Moore on February 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Tony's Portrait of James Maloney
Another fabulous day at the "Nest"... A full studio for Tony's workshop, made for a great atmosphere. Judging by the feedback and the standard of work produced, I think it's fair to say that everyone enjoyed the day...
A huge thank you to Tony, who gave a really…Continue
Greetings to those artists who share my enthusiasm for painting out doors in warm weather, with few bugs, few tourists, little fear of rain, and dramatically shifting atmosphere in wide high vistas….
Summer 2013 Plein Air Portugal, visit www.pleinairportugal.com, welcomes professional, advanced and novice landscape…Continue
Added by Dale Emmart on February 1, 2013 at 1:23am — No Comments