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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:…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on August 13, 2014 at 7:25am — No 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. …

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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…

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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.…

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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 :…

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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:…



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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:

http://www.virtualartacademy.com/join.html

In the meantime, here is the scene and the…

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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…

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

Painting wearing HD iVue video camera sunglasses!!

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…

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Added by Larry Seiler on April 19, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Garapata Plein Air oil paintings

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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…

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Added by Becky Joy on April 13, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

Set Up for plein air field work

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…

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Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on March 25, 2014 at 7:15am — No Comments

Latest small works -" Flower Woman" . oil

Added by Gordon Fowler on March 24, 2014 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Kimmie Rhodes on tour

Hi,

A good friend of mine is on tour at the moment in UK and Ireland. Go see her if you can - a great talent :

Kimmie Rhodes…

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Added by Gordon Fowler on March 18, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The snow is gone

 This is one of my favorite places to hang out. Right now the meadow is flooded.

This is where my paintings live …

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Added by Jim Moyer on March 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My website

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

Congrats to Plein Air Artists Members:

"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

Plein Air studies to Easel Painting

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…

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Added by Jeanean Songco Martin on February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5-Day Painting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy

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. …

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Added by Barry John Raybould on February 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Disappearance of an adventurer-Watercolour Landscape artist Everett Russ, disapeares in the wilderness

Disappearence of an adventurer

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…

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Added by Karen Scannell on February 23, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

March 4 - 6, 2014 Plein air Workshop Phoenix, AZ

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…

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Added by Becky Joy on February 22, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

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