An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
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. …Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kathleen W. O'Connell on July 7, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Added by Wendy Manning on July 4, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments
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 :…Continue
Added by Karen Scannell on June 15, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments
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.
Complete information can be found at:…
Added by Donald Neff on June 6, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments
During my recent visit to Hunan, one of the other artists made a video of me painting the beautiful landscape and yellow rape seed fields. You can see the video as part of my Alla Prima Painting Process lesson in the Virtual Art Academy Apprentice Program. You can learn more about the online course here:
In the meantime, here is the scene and the…Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on May 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Thought provoking article: Quote from Jordan Wolfson "For many years now, thinking about the great painters of the 19th and 20th century, I’ve deeply envied them. It’s seemed to me that they, Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, de Kooning—they lived at a time when a painter could still believe in painting. Painting really mattered. We certainly weren’t inundated with images like we are today, with television, movies, the exponential growth of the internet and the constant deluge…Continue
Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on April 30, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments
Bought a pair of iVue camera glasses two weeks ago as one more enhancement to my painting and instruction. How practical they will be is yet to be born out, but they've been fun. Artists have mentioned it would be nice to see the paint palette and my mixing...but being your own videographer has its challenges in the northwoods of Wisconsin and our small population. Videographers just aren't popping out behind…Continue
Added by Larry Seiler on April 19, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments
Garapata Strength 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel $100.
I tried to take some photos of work in progress, but like usual I missed a few steps. For this painting I used a cotton canvas for the support, not my favorite. I used some of Gamblin's solvent free get to help move the paint when I…Continue
Added by Becky Joy on April 13, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments
Hello Painting buddies, I thought you might enjoy my friend and colleague, Chris Willey's article on travelling and packing for plein air work. Chris and I will be taking two groups to France in May/June and it is imperative that everyone pack light. Much of this article applies to pastels but can also be helpful to other mediums. If I were smart I would pare down to a lighter easel but alas I have become a creature of habit and comfort. I love my half size french easel that…Continue
Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on March 25, 2014 at 7:15am — No Comments
A good friend of mine is on tour at the moment in UK and Ireland. Go see her if you can - a great talent :Continue
Added by Gordon Fowler on March 18, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments
This is one of my favorite places to hang out. Right now the meadow is flooded.Continue
Added by Jim Moyer on March 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
HI, please go to www.maryjabens.com for more about me and my paintings. Thank you for visiting my page!
Added by Mary Jabens on March 6, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments
"Congratulations to Dennis Young and Kirk Larsen, (David Diaz, alternate) for being juried into the Easels in Frederick Plein Air Event !!"
Added by James Bricker on March 1, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Hello everyone, As you know my working method is to paint "en plein air" as much as possible. This is the only true way to experience the landscape and to establish a "connection" with the retinal image. I am just as concerned with the "emotional response" as I am with the rendering of the motif. In fact, the emotional response is becoming even more important to me as the years progress. I stand back in my studio and try to coldly evaluate my successes or failures with my work and most…Continue
Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A five-day painting workshop in my studio in the heart of the Tuscany countryside, Italy. I will be running two tracks in the workshop. One for beginners, and the other for more advanced students. …Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on February 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Above is a link to the series "Monumental Mysteries".
Our Friend Louise Tracey came back from a plein air event last year," Everett Ruess Days", speaking about a great mystery, which inspired the event. Today I happened upon this link, which gives some of the background to the story...I wonder if any of his work exists today ? A book on…Continue
Added by Karen Scannell on February 23, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments
I have had several people ask me about teaching a workshop in the spring in Arizona. I've now got one on the books. Join me March 4 - 6 out at the Superstitions for 3 days of plein air painting. All levels are welcome. For more info on this workshop go to: http://www.beckyjoy.com/superstitions-plein-air/
I've been busy painting away at the Celebration. Some of you will be surprised at what I've been painting behind closed…Continue
Added by Becky Joy on February 22, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments
I am sending the following information in order to contact people in the landscape community about a retreat and workshop I am running for artists who enjoy plein air drawing, painting and digital photography or who wish to learn.
Plein air Portugal welcomes the novice or the professional artist to work in northern Portugal close to the Douro River wine…Continue
Added by Dale Emmart on February 9, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments