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Rick Steves: Filming Great Art

A behind the scenes look at filming the art for Rick Steves’ Europe.

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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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Packing advice

Borrowed from Rick Steves. For artists a second bag might be necessary for supplies and palette knives must be checked on airplanes. Another option is to order your supplies before you leave and have them shipped to your destination.   … Continue reading

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Subaru Outback commercial: Nature Painting

This guy is my inspiration.

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The benefits of travel.

What are the benefits of travel? Other than to fulfill our urge to see famous sites, what can we gain? Many desire to travel and some include art as part of their travels as a workshop or Plein air painting … Continue reading

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Monuments Men

I have finally started The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. It chronicles the mission of the MFAA section of the allied forces during World War Two. Their were charged with protecting and recovering the cultural and artistic heritage of Western Europe. Here … Continue reading

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Tips for traveling with artists’ materials

It is summer and school is out. Many artists will be hitting the road for plein air adventures or perhaps a workshop. Here are some travel tips from Robert Gamblin. http://www.gamblincolors.com/newsletters/studionotes14.html   Tips for Traveling with Artists’ Materials #14 Many … Continue reading

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New studies.

Here is one of the new studies I have completed in preparation for a new series of paintings. This is from the Watauga River in Eastern Tennessee. I am preparing a series of paintings from North Georgia, Western North Carolina, … Continue reading

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The Art of Travel

    Reading Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting the other day and I came across a passage where he describes the tourist painter. “Do not be a tourist-painter” John Carlson says. He encourages the beginning painter to eschew the bizarre or … Continue reading

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Travel advice from Robert Gamblin.

I am sure many traveling artists will find this useful. http://www.gamblincolors.com/newsletters/pdf/GamblinStudioNotes14_TravelingArtistsMaterials.pdf

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