I see from my first blog post Dec 4 2009 that it has only been one year since I was sleepless in Spokane with the sheer excitement of finding out about all you plein air painters! The past 12 months has been amazing. I got sucked right in and I have been painting like a fiend every chance I get since. You PA artists are so inspiring! Every time I look at this site I see great art! I see a love of nature and the pleasure of being in nature. Your paintings are filled with life and living; and the… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on November 29, 2010 at 1:19am —
Well, we just barely got a taste for all the PA opps available to us here in the Lake Roosevelt area last October. Gregg Caudell's place is up a river valley off the famous great Columbia River, which is an endless boating PA adventure in itself. Gregg and I want you all to know that we would be delighted to paint with any and all of you. I am working up an outline for a 7 day Plein Air Artist's Retreat. If you are interested let me know. If you have a well known Artist that wants a free 7 day… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on November 27, 2010 at 2:00pm —
What an absolutely amazing time awaits in Wasilla, Alaska next summer...beginning with a week long workshop June 20-25...then followed up with a weekend workshop, 26-27
You'll get a good idea of what bountiful beauty and inspiration awaits seeing this… Continue
Added by Larry Seiler on November 26, 2010 at 10:30am —
Added by J.R. Baldini, IPAP on November 24, 2010 at 8:16am —
Banishment of BeautyScott
spoke on the subject of The Banishment of Beauty at
the recent American Artist Weekend with the Masters. You can view and
hear his provocative presentation on UTube.
It's a journey through the timeless beauty
of the centuries into the degradation of modern art that you'll… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on November 14, 2010 at 5:30pm —
What a crazy, busy, exciting November this is turning out to be!! An exhibit opening or reception every weekend til the end of the month. Got some new work to show, new jewelry too (a fun sideline).
Gallery 4463 in Acworth - Artist Registry Juried Show Nov. 6-27
Carrollton Cultural Art Center - 'Small Packages" exhibit and sale Nov. 5 - Dec. 17
Illusions Gallery Holiday Show - Nov. 12 & 13 in downtown Carrollton
Haralson Holiday Happenings - Sat. Nov.… Continue
Added by Susan Gore Gardner on November 10, 2010 at 2:50pm —
PAing with Don Maier, Suzie Majikol-Maier and Gregg Caudell was heavenly. We spent a couple of weeks trying to paint as much of this beautiful area as possible! The arroyos, river vistas, old farms and cars, towns, the ferry crossing etc. are fabulously inspiring. The fall weather and colors were accommodating and we did our best to take advantage. We enjoyed painting together so much we plan to do it again in 2011 again. I will post what I did soon. Can't thank you and Suzie enough, Don for… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on November 10, 2010 at 2:13pm —
Went out this morning to see if any color was left on the trees. I painted from inside the truck do to the 35 degree temps. I used my cigar box setup which fits on the seat next to me. A piece of board on the seat acts as a tabletop to put the paintbox on and keeps everything clean.…
Added by Patrick O'Driscoll on November 7, 2010 at 1:00pm —
We've had excellent fall weather and color. However it's starting to get cool and just this week I had to dig out my winter coat as it's starting to get chilly. I had my friend take a new picture for my profile picture.
Added by Kathy Welsch on November 7, 2010 at 12:00am —
Just wanted to mention my approach to Plein air. My experience with other artist's work that is not plein air is that it is often spiritless. I think the movement within the scene one is painting... if only a few shadows or breeze or whatever is what brings plein air to life. What is your experience with the difference between photo and plein air?
On the other hand, I confess that I rarely paint a scene as it is. I often rearrange, change colors, etc. in order to create my… Continue
Added by K Coralee Burch on November 4, 2010 at 12:00am —
Suzie and I just returned yesterday morning to Marietta, GA at 10am after driving 24hours, through the night from Santa Rosa, NM. We are back home from our 31 day trek around the country taking us to Cheyenne, WY,
Spokane, WA, Waldport, OR, Cobb and Fremont, CA, and finally Monument Valley
and Canyon de Chelly AZ. We had a great trip, but after being away for so long,
it feels real good to be back home.…
Added by Donald Maier on November 1, 2010 at 6:11pm —
Anyone...I saw a blog mentioning Grumbacher M.G. white and the fact of it drying very quickly but cannot locate it anywhere. Help! Thanks
Added by joyce snyder on November 1, 2010 at 11:52am —
Very interested but can't make this particular date. Any others to plan for in the future?? thanks for any info on this special teacher.
Added by joyce snyder on November 1, 2010 at 11:09am —
Sign up now for Big Cedar Lodge's Paint Out. It's Oct 20, 21 and 22nd , 2011. Big Cedar Lodge is located near Branson, MO. Check out our website for details. Go to Bigcedar.com, activities, en plein air. We had over 70 artist participate and sold over $38,000 worth of their art. The Ozarks are so beautiful in the fall so there is lots to paint!
Added by Jeanie Morris on November 1, 2010 at 9:16am —