Added by Jim Bumgarner on September 28, 2010 at 12:58pm —
So, here I am fumbling around with my curosity in this place, my sketchbook, and my flashlight - with its weakened batteries. This isn't the first time I have signed on to get into a new place. My footprints in places I have visited online are too numerous to remember. So, let's see if this new battery will help. Now where is it?
Added by Jim Bumgarner on September 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Added by Shelby Keefe on September 27, 2010 at 11:38am —
As sort of promised, I got up this morning at 4:00am to go paint nocturnes! I'm not going to lie, that wasn't easy to do. I went out to dinner and did some socializing, a 'not to frequent' activity this month being a student of the night! According to our extremely accurate weather forecasts, it didn't rain like they said it would, either last night or this morning. Good thing they were wrong about this morning.
Cold this morning too... 43ºF. Gloves required for… Continue
Added by Marc R. Hanson on September 26, 2010 at 10:59am —
We are all so jazzed about Don and Suzie coming to paint with us we can hardly stand it. One week away! Anyone wanting to join us can call me at 509-981-0139. The more the merrier! What a treat getting to paint with one of the greatest watercolor artists alive today! I'm so stoked. Oh is that an old fogey word? Yup. I think I'll start a new plein air group called "Old Farts for Art". Let's be honest here folks, artists over 60 are, well, just getting good......right? Chuckle.
Added by Lynne Haines on September 24, 2010 at 10:01pm —
It rained and rained and rained. Tonight had me limited to either in the car, the coffee shop didn't work out, the car didn't work out either. So when the rain let up for a little bit I set up under the awning of the Chisago House Restaurant and painted the corner of the street where the Bakery is... in the rain!
Only one painting in the bag for tonight. I started one in the car and ended up wiping it due to not being able to see well enough with the heavy rain.… Continue
Added by Marc R. Hanson on September 24, 2010 at 10:00am —
I have a couple of nocturnes to paint tonight and am wondering what I'll end up doing with all of this wetness!? My nocturnes are painted from life, usually outside although a couple of them have been inside due to dangerous electrical storms. Tonight doesn't look like that will be a problem, so the problem will be to find shelter from it all to paint. If push comes to shove I'll park myself inside a restaurant or coffee shop and paint the night in something like… Continue
Added by Marc R. Hanson on September 23, 2010 at 5:39pm —
I am a beginner in the world of plein air. I have exactly one plein air painting. I am very impressed by this website,I found it while looking up pros and cons for a half-box french easel. I decided I must sign up, even though I don't have very much to share... yet.
I am a student of Vincent van Gogh. In his letters to Theo he insists that a good painter absolutely must paint outside in the sun. So that is what I am setting out to do. I hope my membership in this site will encourage… Continue
Added by Kindell on September 23, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Tuscany Sunflower Series… Continue
Added by Phyllis O'Shields on September 21, 2010 at 3:44pm —
I completed a 30 x 40 studio painting, Paris, using a size 14 flat brush for 90% of the painting. I wrote about the experience on my blog, www.jensenstudio.blogspot.com. Do you agree that larger brushes help keep your work loose.
Added by Brent Jensen on September 19, 2010 at 7:32pm —
I wanted to set up a special tab/page for posting awards but have not been able to do so so far. I guess the blog page is as good a place as any however. Last month I entered a juried show here in Marietta, Georgia. It is the first competition I have entered in many years, probably at least 25 years. I don't want to go on and on about the pros and cons of art competitions, but let's just say I wish art did not have to have a competitive component to it, for a bunch of reasons. I also understand… Continue
Added by Donald Maier on September 16, 2010 at 12:17am —
Added by Phyllis O'Shields on September 14, 2010 at 12:55pm —
Fall is almost here. The kids are getting ready to go back to school and there is a nip in the air and a crisp feel to the colours and sky. Fall is a tempting season for painting outdoors. The natural display of magnificent colours that we are privileged to witness here in Canada plays no small part in this of course. We are all tempted to dip into pure colour and record the dazzling display of yellows and reds all around us. And here lies the… Continue
Added by Zan Barrage on September 6, 2010 at 9:54am —
Hey Don, I'll be in butte country in mid-October, too. I have a gig at the Petrified Forest, Sept 26 to Oct 9, and then we are off to the Lightning Field Oct. 11. But I am looking for a place to stay and paint after that somewhere in the Colorado Plateau -- near Canyon de Chelly would be perfect. Do you have recommendations that I could check out?
Sorry to post this publicly but I couldn't find a way to email you directly. My email is june at juneunderwood dot com.
Added by June O. Underwood on September 6, 2010 at 12:14am —