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Ned Mueller Workshops at The Swallowsnest Studio Ireland July / August 2015

If you'd like to attend any of Ned's workshops, message me here on Plein Air Artists or email Landscape July 23-25th , August 4-6th and Portrait drawing and Painting : July 16-18th and July 20-22nd .

I've had the opportunity recently to study conte portrait drawing with Ned Mueller .Ned Mueller Website The great thing…


Added by Karen Scannell on March 3, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Painting at Mt Buller

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I have just had a great week painting in Mt Buller , Victoria, Australia. I just love those mountain moods. SO much so that I am taking a group to Queenstown New Zealand in March to paint for a week.  The moods that are found…


Added by Ev Hales on February 24, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

Request painting locations near Savannah, GA

Will be in Savannah GA Feb 24 - Mar 7,2015.  Would like to hear from anyone who would suggest a few good locations to paint en plain air in the area.

Added by James Bricker on February 16, 2015 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

Winter Report

It's what I call stick season here in Georgia. We get very little snow of course and by this time the leaves have all fallen. I can say that the green pine trees help here as apposed to the north east where whenever I visit in the…


Added by Ed Cahill on January 28, 2015 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

real cold days ahead

forced inside for a few days

working on main street Pickens painting

Added by Joe Pace on January 6, 2015 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments


Hello folks

  This is by way of an apology. I stumbled across this site while researching something else, and happen to know one of your members, so signed up to take a better look. I am not an artist, I am an outdoor photographer, thus I really do not belong here. I have no idea how to "unsubscribe", so I'm hoping your web master will remove all evidence of my trespassing.

   Once again, I apologize....

Added by Chris Schutz on December 31, 2014 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Season's Greetings !

Wishing Everyone, all the Best this Season, and a Happy, Healthy, and Creative 2015

Added by Karen Scannell on December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A busy October

The beauty of October brought activity and I visited Kalmazoo Michigan, New York New York, Trenton New Jersey and Newnan Georgia all for extended periods this…


Added by Ed Cahill on October 27, 2014 at 8:47pm — 7 Comments


It has been over a year since I did my last Blog Post about how I broke through my dry spell... well not so fast. It would seem, with some embarrassment, that I am in an extended dry spell. I guess it was bound to happen, as my health got worse and I am stuck with oxygen bottles to lug around. But you say what? You thought I took an oxygen machine with me to Ireland a few years back, it's true. But my breathing was not as bad as it is today. I am getting winded just walking to the bathroom.…


Added by Donald Maier on October 24, 2014 at 3:41am — 3 Comments

How to upload or change your photo

First I recommend you make your photo 185 pixels square and save as a .jpeg, .png or .gif file. If the photo is not square you can upload it and crop in the program but make sure the size is under 10MB. Be patient if your photo is big it may take some time to load.

Put it on your desktop or in a file on your hard drive you can find. Then go to "My Page" and hover over the top of the photo. It will say "Change Photo". Click on it and it…


Added by Ed Cahill on October 21, 2014 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Estes Park CO - Rocky Mountain Centennial Celebration Plein Air Event 2014

In researching where to plein air next year I came across the RMCCPA event in Estes Park CO.  I booked a flight out of Spokane to Denver just to see the artwork of the Show.  It was too late to attend the painting event, but I have watched some of the artists online and I admire their work.  Spokane doesn't have a plein air group and none of my students are interested - so since Don Maier and Nikolai Kraneis came to paint with me - I have to find good plein air artists where I can.  And I…


Added by Lynne Haines on September 29, 2014 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Great time at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois!

I had a great week painting in Wyoming at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois with my sister in Sept. I brought my pastels and didn't even use them. My sister convinced me to try to paint with oils. I now like oils, but boy are they messy! I had great instructors and learned a lot. I was also pretty happy with my efforts. I was a bit starstruck with all of the great artists that were there. You have to understand that I live in rural Nevada and have to drive 80 miles to paint with my… Continue

Added by Carolyn Karch on September 22, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Painting close to Tibet

I am currently in a Chinese village in the mountains close to Tibet. The scenery is amazing and the people and events are so colorful for painting. Here is one of my latest studies:…


Added by Barry John Raybould on August 13, 2014 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

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. …


Added by Barry John Raybould on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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…


Added by Kathleen W. O'Connell on July 7, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

first judged paintout

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


Added by Wendy Manning on July 4, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

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 :…


Added by Karen Scannell on June 15, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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. 

Complete information can be found at:…


Added by Donald Neff on June 6, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Yellow Fields - Hunan

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…


Added by Barry John Raybould on May 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

What worth does a painting have now?

 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…


Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on April 30, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

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