I find it interesting how much goes on inside my head when I paint outdoors. The area around me could be on fire and I wouldn't even notice because of all the inner dynamics. I'm not sure these dynamics are limited to just my "mind" either.
I get swept up in the complete experience of expressing my impression of the subject - it is almost a waking dream state. It has it's own rythm. I start with trepidation and excitement. I expect a struggle and I work at engaging in the… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on April 27, 2013 at 6:52pm —
Show in the 10th Annual Town & Country Studio Tour? No fee, great venue. It is Sept 14 & 15th, Spokane WA 99203. Deadline is May 15th. Contact me at email@example.com.
Added by Lynne Haines on April 16, 2013 at 4:37pm —
I take all my plein air equipment anywhere, easily, all in one trip. I just roll it along in my Plein Air Wheely.
Everything I need goes with me. No more trips back and forth to the van! Lightweight, compact and sturdy, it loads into vehicles readily.
Dirt trails, cobblestone paths, garden gravel, boggy lawns - nothing keeps me from getting to the right spot with all my equipment: chair, umbrella,… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on March 18, 2013 at 12:21pm —
I find that being with another artist that I invite to paint with me, is a valuable experience beyond the act of painting or discussing our paintings. Besides the obvious benefits of enjoying their company and sharing the experience, I enjoy the catalytic input that results. It doesn't necessarily have to do with painting, techniques, critiquing or comments about art. To me it is more about broadening my mind about everything. There is a level of communication that I experience during… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on July 29, 2012 at 6:30pm —
June Shull and I painted up a storm in Cle Ellum all last week at the High Country Plein Air Festival. My huge 23x30" watercolor Yakima, won 2nd place and a Calendar award. The heat and humidity made it challenging for a couple of old broads, but we had a blast. Naomi Gray, June and I found a spot under the Teanoway bridge to paint in the shade. June set up with her feet in the water and did a fabulous oils of the river water and rocks.… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on July 25, 2012 at 1:26pm —
Nikolai came from Berlin Germany to paint with some of my favorite artists. Here is the video of us at Gregg Caudell's Ranch last September. If you would like to paint this amazing area this year call Lynne Haines 509-981-0139 and we'll put another one together. It was FABULOUS. See it on utube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvxGPSU0x2c&feature=youtu.be
Added by Lynne Haines on February 25, 2012 at 6:00pm —
1st Annual Continue
Plein Air Arabians
on location at the
Heritage Arabian Farm
Saturday, May 5th
10am to 6pm
Call Lynne at 981-0139 or email:
Enjoy the exquisite equestrian beauty of magnificent Arabian horses as we paint the many vistas on this…
Added by Lynne Haines on February 4, 2012 at 3:30pm —
Improvements in the mediums and materials have revolutionized plein air art. These improvements are outdoor painting’s puberty, so to speak. It really couldn't get off the ground until now. So much has changed in fifty years that plein air will never be the same. You can’t say that for other art forms!
Acrylics is a medium favored by plein air artists because of its adaptability. It dries faster than oil paint. Acrylic paints use water instead of linseed oil, turpentine etc.,… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on October 10, 2011 at 6:58pm —
Talent, the unusual ingredient in much art today, is a defining quality in plein air painting. If it is missing - it is very obvious. No amount of colorful interesting devices will substitute. It shows! … Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on September 28, 2011 at 6:42pm —
What’s so special about Plein Air painting? Well, just sooo much really.
Plein air painting is no longer simply a quick way to create pre-paintings for larger, later to be painted studio oil and watercolor paintings. Plein air has matured. Plein air is all grown up and ready to work for any gallery smart enough to recognize it as the most interesting new form of art to appear in 50 years.
The “act of plein air painting” is a greater aesthetic experience than studio… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on September 14, 2011 at 4:12pm —
I'm very clear on Don Maiers desire to be lenient and welcoming with regards who posts what on here. But framed sculpture is ALL WRONG. He just wants to promote his work. Don't we all. But I am not on this site to buy artwork. I'm interested to know how Don will handle this. Knowing him personally from when he stayed with us for two weeks last year, I know he will need the support of his fans and loyal PAartists who love this site and appreciate all his hard work. Don is a gentleman and… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on April 13, 2011 at 12:13pm —
After having my driver side car window smashed out while PAing in a local river park, I decided to stay safe and PA somewhere very public. And warm. This winter was too cold for me to PA. By January I was wild with cabin fever and decided to PA in the greenhouse until the weather warmed up. I thought it might be a limited venue but I was wrong. I am fascinated by all the things I wanted to PA and can't wait to go back! Plus it's tropical and warm and that did me a world of good in and of… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on January 13, 2011 at 9:18pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Plein Air painting at Dry Falls WA was great! It is a fantastic site with a myriad of locations that will take years to paint. When the seven of us met there last weekend I experienced my first PA outing with other PA artists. The exchange of ideas and the the mutual respect for the beauty of the landscape as well as each others work, heightened the experience of PA painting for me. Seeing another artist painting is like seeing the landscape through completely different eyes.… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on May 5, 2010 at 10:57pm —
We are so lucky to be out and about this winter! Loretta, my local plein air artist compandre, and I have been enjoying various Plein Air jaunts and we are getting very excited about the Dry Falls Plein Air Pop Up in March. For some one like me who is still somewhat gainfully self employed in a manufacturing business, this PA painting feels like a delicious guilty pleasure! I'm so hooked. I am painting again after many many years of not painting - about thirty I'd say give or take an eon. Which… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on February 5, 2010 at 2:29pm —
We stayed at our favorite place, EsterLee right on the water in Lincoln City OR. So I just walked down to the beach and voila'. The weather was good in the morning and by the end of the day storms were sliding in so I only got 3 quickies done. Had some trouble settling down. My eyes kept hopping all over the glorious ocean and the waves forever change. I like to sit and let what I am going to paint sink in a little. Digest what to keep and what to omit, but I was on a tight time frame what with… Continue
Added by Lynne Haines on January 6, 2010 at 10:25pm —