Category Archives: Plein air painting

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! A lot of news for the website. I will now be offering selected small works for sale directly on the website. I have included a link at the bottom of the page. Please be sure to check … Continue reading

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Last Painting of 2016

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SNOW!

It is not snowing yet where I am in North Carolina but I am looking forward to it. Here are some quickie snow paintings I completed in the studio as I look forward to snow days to come. 

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Plein Air Workshop

Here is a link to an article on the upcoming workshop. http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/south_metro/community/local-artist-to-host-outdoor-workshop-in-mcdonough/article_339d19ce-f6b9-11e5-98f7-f7de0b4912b9.html  

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Fort King George

This past weekend, my interest in colonial history and William Bartram took me to the site of Fort King George, near Darien, Ga. The bluff overlooking the Altamaha River was once a Spanish Mission and later a British Fort. Oglethorpe … Continue reading

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Backpacking plein air

As I am researching for an upcoming plein air back packing trip I ran across this interesting article from outdoorpainter.com. Don’t worry, I intend to post my experiences combining plein air painting with backpacking. http://www.outdoorpainter.com/artist-profiles/artist-profile-mark-boyle-backpacking-painter.html   Artist Profile: Mark Boyle, … Continue reading

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New Plein Air Work

Over the past year I have been researching and following the trail of the 18th century naturalist and explorer William Bartram. Here are some of the recent plein air paintings following Bartram’s path through Georgia.           … Continue reading

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War Woman Dell: On Bartram’s trail

Saturday morning I head out long before sunrise. My quest is a part of the Bartram trail running through Clayton Georgia in the North East corner of the state. In Atlanta it is still raining but the forecast for Clayton … Continue reading

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Extreme Plein Air…Hey look out for that bear

A curious bear interrupts an artist’s plein air painting. Pretty country.

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Why paint on toned canvas?

Toning a canvas is a process that dates back to the very beginning of oil painting. Other than tradition, I have several very practical reasons why I tone my canvases. First let me say that toning is not absolutely necessary. … Continue reading

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