Tag Archives: Plein Air

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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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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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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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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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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