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The Barberini Palace

 I had not intended on visiting the Barberini. It was not even on my radar from my readings. As an admirer of Caravaggio it should have been but I was ignorant of its collection. I had an afternoon to kill … Continue reading

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Painting with mud

Yes, I said mud! Here is an underpainting I started using the leftovers from the previous painting. It is made of all the primary colors on my palette mixed together and thinned with mineral spirits and a little medium. Here … Continue reading

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A view of my palette.

Here is the usual arrangement of my palette. I start in the upper left and work light to dark and warm to cool with my earth colors separated at the bottom. Put out more paint than you think you will … Continue reading

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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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The Banishment of Beauty

An interesting film by Scott Burdick.  

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Healing through Plein Air

Here is an interesting article I ran across on Plein Air Magazine’s site. http://www.outdoorpainter.com/news/healing-through-plein-air-painting.html Healing Through Plein Air Painting Written by  Bob Bahr Pochade boxes made for the soldiers … and, evidently, some issues of one of the organizer’s favorite … Continue reading

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Mountain Sketches

A couple of sketches from a recent trip to North Georgia and Western North Carolina.                              

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Local Color

The trailer for Local Color. It is loosely based on the journey of the writer and director George Gallo.

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Howard Pyle Documentary

Here is some information on the PBS documentary, Howard Pyle and the Illustrated Story. http://www.howardpyledvd.com/ Draw Attention – 46 minutes that captivate and motivate   With a total run time of 46 minutes, this fast-paced documentary was designed  specifically for … Continue reading

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NC Wyeth Exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum. April 27, 2013 – December 29, 2013 Wyeth Center The exhibition, based on the holdings of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is composed of … Continue reading

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