An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
Added by Judy Joy Nocifora on April 27, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments
Last week, I went painting at Fort Mantanzas with a friend. The weather was perfect and the company was good. Around eleven AM, we were swarmed by this gianormous swarm of gnats! It was literally, a big black cloud of them! I have only seen something like it one time before in Savannah, Georgia during a camping trip with my husband. I found the whole affair to be rather humorous...still makes me chuckle....
The next morning, with a toothpick, I removed 71 gnats and one ant from a…Continue
Just got my Bessey Strap Clamp yesterday, finally...and really love this thing. I had some red oak and some high grade poplar already cut and waiting. Took me less than an hour to make two frames...
I ordered mine off Amazon.com for about $35...and here's what it looks like, holding a 9"x 12" red oak glued up drying...
My wife and I started a company offering art panels that are great for plein air and that don’t bow or break. I use these panels for all my plein air paintings and we thought others may enjoy them as well, so we now offer them for sale. We are having a grand opening through April & May. Here is some more info or check out www.westshoreartistpanels.com
Added by Jerry Markham on April 16, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
Check out my article in this month's International Artist magazine. I thought you might enjoy it as fellow plein air painters. In the article I talk about finding my true voice as an artist and how plein air painting has been the best way for me to create paintings with passion and feeling. "Paint in the snow, get caught in the rain and see how your paintings will have a unique sense of not only the place, but of your experience."…Continue
Added by Jerry Markham on April 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This painting is from a recent trip to Arizona. Painting the desert was a new experience for me. A big thanks to Gabor Svagrik, who showed me lots of great spots.
Added by Jerry Markham on April 15, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments
I am mostly a studio artist, working on commissions and subjects of personal choice. It has only taken three plein air painting sessions for me to become a plein air addict. I haven't been able to get outside and paint since last Sunday because of house hold duties (my family has to eat and have clean clothes). It will be days, maybe a week or two before I'll be able to get out of the house and paint...and it's killing me. I look at my new pochade box stacked over in the corner in my…Continue
Added by Elissa Gore on April 10, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Looking over my kit and getting everything ready. 82 degrees tomorrow and for the first time in two weeks I will not be sick either! Let's paint!
Added by Elissa Gore on April 10, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments
The rain and snow in California has stopped my on location painting. I am having painting withdrawal.
I live in the High Desert of Hesperia at 3200 elevation and need to drive over the Cajon Pass at 4200 elevation to get to the flat lands. Its COLD COLD COLD and Snow!!!
I am ready for warm weather, how about you?
My backyard vineyard will be waking soon with an explosion of leaves. These are a colorful magenta around the edges with spring…Continue
Added by Barbara Parish on April 8, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments
A very challenging process...plein air painting. Taking 360 degrees and whittling it down to a successful 5"x7" composition is extremely difficult.
Added by Kathy Bunn on April 8, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments
I still find Plein Air painting rather stressful. Attribute it to inexperience and the fact that I am still developing a personal style.
During the Paint Out in Flagler Beach last week, I think I realized that I am trying to conform a style/expression that is "not me". Don't need to be like everyone else because I am not like everyone else in real life. Kind of excited the direction things went last week. Maybe my style is finally emerging!
I have just revamped my website and added a lot of new work. I've also added a new section "Field Studies" which are plein air pieces done purely to capture a light effect, i.e. no real concern with compositional or other issues. It is also now possible to purchase directly via the website with field studies starting for as little as $250. Check it out at:-
Added by Michael McGuire on April 4, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments
Is anyone in this group going to be taking this class in Tulsa, Oklahoma April 11- 13. I am just curious.
Added by Janette Meetze on April 2, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments