Have you ever worked for a couple of hours on a painting and thought you really handled those subtle neutrals very well. Satisfied with your effort you took the piece home, put it on your easel and then relaxed in another room with a nice glass of red. Later you take an eager look at the painting only to be a little disappointed. The drawing is good, the subtle temperature changes are there, composition, paint handling, all decent...yet something… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on July 30, 2009 at 10:20am —
" Grito " painting oil 100x81cm- Artist CARMEN LUNA
CARMEN LUNA Artista
De nacionalidad española.
Ha vivido muchos años en Madrid y Zaragoza. Actualmente reside en Sevilla.
Realiza estudios de Dibujo, Pintura, Grabado y Composición, Pintura Gestual y Expresionista con la profesora de arte italiana Cris Acqua.
Su producción artística es abundante y original.
Su búsqueda expresionista de los gestos en… Continue
Added by CARMEN LUNA on July 29, 2009 at 7:00am —
at The Judge's Choice
Horses in Oil Landscapes
Web Site: www.tommythompsonart.com
"Horses in Oil for Horse Lovers"
Growing up on a farm in Mississippi, Tommy Thompson found it a natural thing to do--to ride horses. He grew up riding… Continue
Added by Tommy Thompson on July 28, 2009 at 10:40am —
The painting in the background of my profile photo was donated and sold at auction for the benefit of Hope International.org, a faith-based non-profit organization which provides micro-loans to people in impoverished countries. This enables them to start and maintain a business which enables them to be self-supporting, giving them dignity and income.
Added by Carolyn M. Opderbeck on July 24, 2009 at 5:48am —
Added by Lawrence Chrapliwy on July 24, 2009 at 4:59am —
July 21, 2009
Not surprisingly there are labels given to artists that describe their state of development, their place on the totem pole. There are student artists, emerging artists, artists to watch, and master artists to name a few. I suppose, or least I hope, that out of all the different labels given to artists, the one I will never outgrow is developing artist. I never want to stop learning, growing and accumulating knowledge.… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on July 23, 2009 at 8:16am —
I’m not blog savvy, I sense that blog entries should be short.
This one might not be. ..and…no spell, grammar, fragment or run on checks.
I just returned from hanging a show in Pacifica, CA. This is my favorite drive on the planet.
The views from highway-280 are breathtaking. Fog fingers rolling in over the Coastal Range, Skyline Blvd. flanked by miles of Eucalyptus and then….... . up and over the hill, there it is , right where I saw it last. What a… Continue
Added by Alice Weil on July 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —
And again my models left when I started, ... bugger.
It was just too hot to paint they said and I had to
agree, 61% humidity with 25 dgr. Celsius is somewhat
"Bootschilders schilderen." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Painting boat-painters.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
visit my weblog… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on July 22, 2009 at 11:03am —
I was looking through some old photos today for some subjects to paint in my studio. As I was doing so, I was so turned off by the dead flat colors in the photos and was thinking about each image in the stack and trying to inspire myself as to how it would look as a painting, with lots of color put into it that I just did not see in the photo themselves. As I thought about it, I remembered how much better some of my paintings turned out that were done by redoing ones done on location. The plein… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on July 22, 2009 at 12:30am —
Terrace Arena Looking South, in progress.
I spent two full days painting on location at Dressage at Devonwood
. The weather couldn't have been better, although maybe it was a little too warm on Friday - so unusual for Portland, Oregon! The days are long and the light luscious this time of year. The grounds of the Devonwood Equestrian Center are a delight for riding, spectating... and… Continue
Added by Terri Miller on July 20, 2009 at 6:18pm —
(Evening Piaffe, Oil on linen panel, 8"x10")
My specialty is painting horses, and this weekend I’ll be traveling to Portland, Oregon to one of the largest horse shows in the northwest, Dressage at Devonwood. I’ll be painting plein air at the show, trying to capture the atmosphere and beauty of the Rattner family’s fabulous facility.
Yes, painting horses while they are in… Continue
Added by Terri Miller on July 15, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Not only can he make terrific boat mast, he also can make a
wonderful cup of coffee!
A gorgeous morning, ...
"Mastenmaker Kees." Arnhem, Holland.
(Mast maker Kees.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.
Visit my blog René… Continue
Added by Rene PleinAir on July 15, 2009 at 3:30pm —
...a closeup of the painting-
I'm sure many have done this. A couple years ago, I drove 120 miles during the winter to get to a site I've enjoyed painting a number of times now...five above zero, only to discover I get there and forgot to transfer my white pigment to my half-box easel. I was pretty ticked at myself, but the idea of going home driving that long with my tail between my legs… Continue
Added by Larry Seiler on July 10, 2009 at 8:38am —
This is a ~Tale of Two Paintings~ both done from the same location one year apart. The pattern formed by this tree is what I wanted to show you, especially the negative-space shapes underneath it, that were only visible by setting down.
In trying to title this, I realized - including the sold ones and the in-progress ones, I could have a "Tree by the… Continue
Added by Jill Berry on July 9, 2009 at 2:12pm —
At about 12:30 ish the sun was out, so I thought that's it off I go. yes the sky was a bit dark, so i gave it a thought first; that's it, packed the easel and umbrella, just in case, behold I get so far down the Blackwater nature reserve, and I see it, that's it that's the scene, so I set up, it was raining a bit, so out comes the umbrella, have you tried strapping an umbrella to an easel, when the wind came from nowhere and take's it, and it seem that the rain is wild, well at this point I was… Continue
Added by jason crandley on July 8, 2009 at 12:51pm —
it was not until I gave up my studio, that I started to paint outside, I did spend a lot of time sketching outside where one can hide behind one's book, so the first day I did go out, it was deep inside some woods, where no one was about, that what i though, well that was a few years ago now, now with no studio one has opened the door, it's funny how one can just paint when people just come up to you and think you have the time to hold a conversation, i don't like to be rude and say don't talk… Continue
Added by jason crandley on July 7, 2009 at 4:20pm —
Sometimes you have to change your carefully made plans and cut your losses. I have been preparing for a show in Houston that opens this Thursday on July 9th, and after driving 12 hours from Atlanta to Houston to deliver the artwork, we decided that the chances of selling enough artwork to offset the cost of the hotel stay and meals would not be good. Also the weather was stormy and staying in Houston or in Galveston on the beach just did not make a lot of sense. So after a good nights sleep,… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on July 7, 2009 at 2:44pm —
The painting of the boat is the one that got into the Ohio State Fair this year. The fair is in Columbus, Ohio and the painting is hanging in the Cox building from the last of July=August 9th.
I hope all of everyones wishes comes true and have a great summer.
Added by chuck on July 4, 2009 at 10:10pm —
I've released my first companion DVD for my book, Backpacker Painting. The DVD is Backpacker Painting: Pastel on Location. The DVD is $40 +$5 shipping.
For more information, please visit my website, www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com
. You can also see the trailer on YouTube
Added by Michael Chesley Johnson on July 4, 2009 at 7:30am —
July 1, 2009
I’ve got to warn you that this article is little left brained! I know, to more than just a few artists, left brain activity is not high on the priority list. But the truth is that art is only possible when there is a collaboration between the left brain and right brain. The Art of painting is an expression of creative intelligence (right brain activity) that cannot be separated from the craft of painting (left brain activity). Indeed the more our understanding of craft… Continue
Added by Robert J. Simone on July 1, 2009 at 12:13pm —