Café Faber." Nijmegen, Holland.
Don't know what it is, maybe I am hooked on painting
little pubs, ... they are soo cosy or even better
(translate that for a change ;-) )
"Café Faber." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Cafe Faber.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on June 29, 2009 at 4:20pm —
I'm happy to be participating in an upcoming exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA. The exhibit will feature 50 6"x 6" paintings in 50 days. 64 artists from the San Francisco Bay are participating in this juried show.
I'm into week 5 of this daily painting experience. I've been experimenting...The 1st paintings are in a series of 2. I feel free to explore various subtle compositional changes, palettes, etc.
The paintings… Continue
Added by Alice Weil on June 28, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Laguna is French for Great Art Town! Believe it or not.
Okay, I am joking. I have no idea what Laguna actually means. But it is known throughout Southern California as a mecca for plein air artists.
Not only is it a great place to paint, but there is so many art opportunities happening. On Wednesday, my friend Sue and I headed to Laguna. (My husband was decarbing at the time, so I took the opportunity to run!… Continue
Added by Terry Storzieri on June 26, 2009 at 2:30pm —
My first attempt to paint Erics boats propeller with rudder
We had a great laugh btw. because in Dutch a prop for a ship
just calls screw, ... so Titling this painting "Screw Eric"
was a bit too obvious.
Anyway it didn't turned out so well, the water wasn't so clear
as I expected and there was some wind on top of that. The first
time I saw this you could look clearly under the boat and even see
the other end of the rudder and the propeller as well… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on June 24, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Today we had quite a blow up with a thunderstorm of such strength as I have never seen before. I was told we had a "micro-burst". Several tree limbs came down on our roof and my chimney got damaged. One big one fell across my driveway but missed my truck. Several big ones came down in the backyard and damaged some rhododendrons and blueberry bushes. But worst of all by far, was a large oak tree was blown over crashing down on the barn of my neighbor James. This is the building on the right of… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on June 23, 2009 at 1:04am —
I truly enjoy sketching outdoors. Actually I think I like it better than painting. I think that is because I find it more relaxing. The work is personal, for my own nourishment and growth as an artist. I don't expect a finished product and people rarely hang over your shoulder to see your work , unlike when you set up an easel, which always draws a crowd.
I'm posting the best of my plein air sketches in an album here.
These are my current favorite materials:
Added by Jan Blencowe on June 22, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I'm not sure if it is appropriate to talk about it here, but I thought it was an interesting topic.
For those of you who are interested in my OLD PAINTING Style, Click here: www.adventuresinpleinair.com
I was told that: No! No! No! - If you wanted to be taken SERIOUSLY as a Plein Air Artists, you simply MUST paint in OILS! That's why this blog post today.
I've rarely heard of an artist… Continue
Added by Terry Storzieri on June 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
Sometimes you just have to have a little luck, ...
Today I had some, after looking around for quiet a while
I thought it doesn't gonna happen today, and I turned and
this is what I saw, ... lucky me!
"Vol in bloei." Westervoort, Holland.
(Full blooming.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
Visit my blog… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on June 19, 2009 at 7:30am —
Here I tried a couple of toned grounds. I have a couple other colors ready to try (sienna and cad red) and just need the time to do them. Yellow ochre ground showing through on the unfinished bush to the right:
This one is small and I did it as fast as I could. It took about 30 minutes. Raw umber (+ white) ground.…
Added by Hank Buffington on June 15, 2009 at 9:38pm —
Just got back from a great painting trip with 21 artist friends in Glacier Park. Had two days of blizzards, sleet,rain and wind and 6 inches of snow, but it turned nice for about 6 days and it was really spectacular! Nights we ate, drank and played poker... saw a lot of wildlife and I will post pictures and more later. Ned
Added by Ned Mueller on June 15, 2009 at 10:40am —
I have a wall of beach paintings up for the summer at Southern Portraits Gallery, 3901 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC. 843-448-3303. Here are a few of them:…
Added by Ruth Cox on June 15, 2009 at 5:52am —
When I first came to California, well, to be honest, I thought all of California looked like Hollywood! you know, that the whole state was covered with those stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and that Palm Trees were everywhere, and we were movie stars.
Now stop Laughing - I hear you snickering!
No, Really, I was in total shock when I got here, so many years ago. My first assignment was living in the high… Continue
Added by Terry Storzieri on June 15, 2009 at 1:47am —
Four days in lovely Bermuda...One day I took the ferry from Dockyards (near our 9 Beaches cabana) to the other end of the island where I spent the day in St. George, the old, pastel painted village.
I thought to trace the day through the progress of this street view. The gesture of the banana trees and the small building at the top of the road seemed like worthy… Continue
Added by Jean Lee Cauthen on June 14, 2009 at 6:58pm —
This is it!
Absolutely - the last few weeks to paint in Palm Springs. Why? I can think of over 120 little reasons. It gets HOT! Massively HOT
. 120 is a cool day.
I love going out there to paint. Why?
Palm Springs could be one of the BEST kept SECRETS
in America. It is Beautiful - Palm-tree lined streets, Mom and Pop friendly stores, and a Farmers Market that tops 10,000… Continue
Added by Terry Storzieri on June 10, 2009 at 5:30pm —
This Sept 19,20th on Catalina Island is the 51st Annual Art Association Festival. Last year I was one of the judges for the oil painting category, this year I will be teaching a workshop. If you have never been to this lovely island off the coast of LA please think about coming out. It is always casual day, it feels like time stopped. It is quiet, no need for a car, and the marina is beautiful. I plan to have at least 4 sessions and students can sign up for one or all of them. This workshop is… Continue
Added by Cindy Carrillo on June 9, 2009 at 7:22pm —
Hi, from Indiana. Not too many artists across the country are aware of the huge plein air movement that's going on in Indiana. Founded in 1998, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) now has almost 300 members, most of whom are from Indiana, but we also have members from Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, MIchigan and Missouri. We paint year round and are especially busy from April to October. Our kickoff paintout, "First Brush of Spring", is held in New Harmony, Indiana and typically… Continue
Added by Corrine Hull on June 9, 2009 at 9:46am —
Got home from teaching this afternoon and it was wonderfully sunny and hot so I decided to paint out in my backyard rather than finishing a painting inside the studio. Only gave myself two hours and had a great time!
Added by Carey Waterworth on June 6, 2009 at 8:00pm —
it was hot yesterday! and a friend had invited me to paint in her garden during the early afternoon....1:30 pm to be exact. So here are some tips when you don't have shade.
1. Umbrella (of course, I didn't have one)
2. Sunscreen (please apply before you get there so it has time to permeate the skin...I like the spray bottles...feels cool when it goes on and you can keep reapplying it)
3. Wide brim hat (this I don't go out without....it lies on the back seat of my… Continue
Added by Carly Hardy on June 4, 2009 at 9:07am —
I live in Florida now...and it is hot as hades so I am pretty much indoors for the summer, looking out at my garden and will be painting it as well as portraits of friends...no sense wasting a season. I think of summer in FL as our winter.....not a friendly time to be out. Good time to reflect, work from reference photo's, do still life and paint friends....keeps me going. Visiting my daughter in LA this weekend....lots of photo's...nice outdoor time! Enjoy
Added by Antonia Treverton on June 3, 2009 at 9:50am —
Lovely Little Place You Have Here!
One of my favorite things to paint are old buildings. In some parts of the world, old buildings would be hundreds of years old. In California, a building is old if it is past World War 2. And that's when these trailer parks were created.
I love going into trailer parks. There are alot of trailer parks in Southern California. Some are meticulously kept up, some are scary. I prefer… Continue
Added by Terry Storzieri on June 2, 2009 at 9:00pm —