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Garapata Plein Air oil paintings

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Garapata Strength   5" x 7" oil on canvas panel  $100.

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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

Landscape artist retreat and workshop in Portugal summer 2014

Plein Air workshop and artist retreat in Portugal

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…

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Added by Dale Emmart on February 9, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

best wishes

Don, I hope that your trip to Florida works out well,  Will be sending good thoughts your way.  Thanks for the note re: Ireland.  It is beautiful country with greens I have never seen elsewhere, but lo, the picketbook can't go and my husband is working on his bucketlist which includes a trip to Norway's fjords.  Best wishes, cindy

Added by cynthia rosen on February 7, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

NEW VIRTUAL ART ACADEMY APPRENTICE PROGRAM

I have just released my updated and improved painting course, making it easier for students to use. You work through one lesson and assignment per week in a structured curriculum, and you can discuss them with students from all over the world. Go to my VirtualArtAcademy.com website for all the details.…

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Added by Barry John Raybould on January 21, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

50 for the 50th Anniversary of the Roosvelt-Campobello Park

UPDATE:  Even though we have reached our initial funding goal on this project, there are still plenty of paintings available!  Please support this project!

I am excited to announce that Kickstarter has approved my painting project for next spring and summer.  From May to July 2014, I will be creating 50 paintings to celebrate the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park's 50th anniversary.



As many of you know, the Park has been…

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Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on December 23, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Plein Air Painting in South Dakota last month

In September I traveled with an artist friend to North and South Dakota to plein air paint in those States.  Here are my travelogs with the stories and paintings from that trip. 

North Dakota Trip

South Dakota Trip

I have now completed 16 States out of my goal of 50!…

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Added by Suzanne Elliott on October 31, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Monthly Plein Air Challenge - for the next year

I'm four months into my latest Monthly Plein Air Painting Challenge - to paint at the same location every month for the next year.  My chosen spot is about 8 miles from where I live.  It is Davenport Landing Beach in Davenport, California.  Here is my Blog for the first 4 months:  Davenport Monthly Paintings…

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Added by Suzanne Elliott on October 30, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

ENTRE DEUX RIVIERES (Between Two Rivers) by Tom King

While living in the south west of France a few years ago I published an illustrated book of my travels…

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Added by Tomas King on September 28, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Plein Air Workshops in Sedona!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQHlPfboqL8

Summer's done, fall is  here, and, as the Starks of Winterfell say in George R. R. Martin's wonderful book, A Game of Thrones: "Winter is coming."  Now is the time to think of escaping to warmer climes before it is too late!



Weeks are filling for my Paint Sedona plein air painting workshops in Sedona.  For the…

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Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on September 26, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Picking a PLein Air Subject- Listen for the tones

I have recently learned that one can literally listen for the tones of a potential plein air subject.  We need to hear a Ping, Pong, Bong. Which means we need to see a light midtone, mid-tone and a dark mid tone for a really good subject matter, The whites and blacks are accents only. Also re roofs. Even if a roof is say a red, it is being hit with sunshine and prob should be left light at least til the end of the painting and then color it red, but light red, Credit goes to Tony Van Hasselt…

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Added by Ron Bigony on September 18, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

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