Category Archives: Plein air painting

The risks and pleasures of plein air painting

An interesting article from the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/some-risks-along-with-the_b_3671723.html Some Risks, Along With the Pleasures, of Painting en Plein Air Daniel Grant Arts Writer The 19th century was the great age of plein-air landscape painting, when artists left their studios and … Continue reading

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Painting to preserve the landscape.

What a great idea! http://www.outdoorpainter.com/news/painting-to-preserve-the-landscape.html Painting to Preserve the Landscape Written by  Bob Bahr “Nothing Lost,” by Kathryn Mapes Turner, oil, 9 x 12 in. Share Three Wyoming artists are part of the growing movement to use plein air painting … Continue reading

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The western landscape as seen by Timothy O’Sullivan

A collection of never before seen photographs from the American West. There are too many photos to post the entire article here. So here is the link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.html These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you … Continue reading

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Albert Bierstadt

An article from Plein Air Magazine. http://www.outdoorpainter.com/history/albert-bierstadt-1830-1902.html Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) “Albert Bierstadt’s Studio (Bierstadt at Mariposa), by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), 1872, stereograph photograph, 7 x 4. Collection the California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA. We like to believe the great … Continue reading

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Urban Plein Air

I am loving these plein air videos by James Gurney. If you are interested you might want to check out his blog. gurneyjourney.blogspot.com

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Kevin Macpherson, Reflections on a Pond

Kevin Macpherson discusses his series of paintings.

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Plein air disasters

Stories of plein air disasters. James Gurney recorded these at the Plein Air convention in Monterey, California

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Plein Air Painting in NY

James Gurney and a group of fellow painters in New York city. Interesting to watch.  

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The artist who introduced Monet to Plein Air.

An interesting article about the influences of Monet. http://www.outdoorpainter.com/history/the-artist-who-introduced-monet-to-plein-air.html The Artist Who Introduced Monet to Plein Air “The Beach at Trouville,” by Eugene Boudin, 1864, oil on wood, 10 1/4 x 18 7/8. Collection Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France Eugene Boudin … Continue reading

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Supermoon

It is the supermoon tonight. I must go paint. Post to follow!              

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