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A couple of weeks ago I returned from a trip to plein air paint in Florida - my 14th State out of the 50 so far. I have just finished writing my Travelog about the trip. Here is the link to read the stories as well as view the paintings I did: Painting Florida.
Photo is of the entry sign to the A. Backus Museum and Gallery in Fort Pierce on the Atlantic side. Backus was one of…Continue
Added by Suzanne Elliott on May 23, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
I guess one could consider working in pastels for 9 or 10 months, a "dry spell" of sorts. They certainly are dry. But if you have been paying any attention, I have been doing daily work, sometimes 4 or 5 pieces per day. These can mount up quickly. I stopped working about a month or so ago. Around when the leaves began to bud out and changed the look of the landscape. Too much green for me.
I now have triple what I need to have my show in September. Suzie is going crazy thinking she…Continue
Added by Donald Maier on May 21, 2013 at 9:12pm — No Comments
This past weekend I exhibited in the OPA National Show. While I was in Fredericksburg, TX, I went to the OPA paintout at the art school and property. I will be teaching a workshop there in Oct, so it was a perfect time to paint there and check out the grounds. There were so many choices to paint, old buildings, unique cabins, water, roads, gardens, trees, farm equipment, fields, everything and anything.
Added by Becky Joy on May 21, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Today was able to get out in the sunshine to paint. I find it difficult to get inspired when its rain or cold to paint outside.
This is a 6x6 in oil on masonite board. I have been preparing my boards lately with W&N modeling paste applied with a credit card. It has just the right amount of tooth to drag the paint off.…Continue
Added by Jim Moyer on May 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
My Paint Campobello plein air workshops are starting to fill! Similar to Paint Sedona, Paint Campobello workshops are four half-days with time left to explore or paint, and it's been very popular with painters who bring along family or friends. Campobello Island (in the Canadian Maritimes, New…Continue
Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on May 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…
For the original post see: http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/2013/04/choosing-painting-workshop.html
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