San Luis Obispo is staging a week-long festival of plein air painters. Most painters of from California, but others painters are from Arizona and New Mexico. A popular festival, this events includes quick draws, paint-outs, exhibitions, private viewings, poetry and an exclusive lecture by the director of the Irvine Museum, Jean Stern. Check out their calendar of events by visiting the following link. This is a fabulous organization that really involves the community and plans ahead. I just… Continue
Added by Eli Lund on September 20, 2010 at 6:27pm —
The scent of lemon grass and rosemary seemed to fill the trails along the Back Bay in Newport. A sanctuary for the eyes, this serene marsh land is filled with earthly tones of azo greens and ochres. As you look onto the horizon, it seems like an abstract painting of planes and lines. The challenge is always to simplify the complicated brush, grasses and streams. What is most difficult is establishing depth and the rise and dips of the land before you. Any hints?
Added by Eli Lund on September 20, 2010 at 6:20pm —
How did everyone's weekend go? Did anybody have time to get out and paint? I went to Ocean Cove, north of Fort Ross and I did one painting there. A second one didn't come out well so I scraped it off. :) The highlight of the trip was my car broke down and we had to call tow away to get back home. That wasn't so much fun, but at least I got a chance to paint. :)
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Southern California Plein Air Painter's Gallery featured a lovely show on paintings inspired by plein air painters from the past. The landscapes were gorgeous. Both professional and emerging artists exhibited their work. I met Wendy Wirth who is currently showing at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts. She is so kind and encouraging. This was a great show featuring who is currently out there. Check it out if you are in Newport, California. The link will provide more details on the… Continue
Added by Eli Lund on August 12, 2010 at 1:55pm —
I just read two books on marketing your art. I believe Tonya recommended How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist.
Excellent resources and thorough research on the process of starting your career. Caroll Michels has a THINK BIG approach. Could get expensive. It is a little overwhelming but if you streamline the advice, it is helpful. Also read Taking the Leap
by Cay Lang. Her approach is very artist friendly, encouraging and simplified. She includes Exhibition Timelines and… Continue
Added by Eli Lund on August 9, 2010 at 6:37pm —
I just discovered Greg LaRock at the Laguna Festival of the Arts. He has an informative blog and seems really structured about his instruction on plein air. Affordable lessons. Check him out.
Added by Eli Lund on August 9, 2010 at 6:23pm —
"workshop" tab than scroll down to workshops to see "what students say ".
Added by Bill Davidson opa on August 9, 2010 at 7:00am —
hi, I am planning to go to Half Moon Bay to paint this Saturday. Is anyone interested in joining me? I think I will go to the harbor but will have to confirm the location.
Added by Tonya Zenin on June 15, 2010 at 8:58pm —
Here is a link to all the paintings that went on display in the Carmel Art Festival: http://www.carmelartfestival.org/SilentAuction2010.html
. A lot of very good work there. Many good artists received honorable awards. First place went to Larry Moore, second to Kevin Courter, third to Paul Kratter.
It was a great experience for me and I really hope to get in next year… Continue
Added by Tonya Zenin on May 16, 2010 at 10:17pm —
If you are on FACEBOOK, Darrell Hill is posting painting tips all this week. Seven Tips for Seven days. You can go to: http://www.facebook.com/darrell.hill
Added by Darrell Hill on April 21, 2010 at 11:03am —
Thought some of you may be interested in this event...
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Plan Your Schedule Now for Weekend with the Masters 2010!
American Artist has recently announced the exciting schedule of master workshops, demonstrations, lectures, presentations, and… Continue
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Hi Everyone: I am in the process of building a new informational website for plein air painters of all levels. One of the major components of the site will be a resource section of wonderful painting site locations in the USA, Canada and Worldwide. I am looking for contributions of site recommendations,
photos of your painting from that location so that other painters can benefit from our shared knowledge. Check it out at… Continue
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Added by Tonya Zenin on April 1, 2010 at 12:53pm —
We have so many beautiful places here in California and I am sure all of us have their own place/places they go to paint regularly. I'd like to share one of my favorite places with you - it's a harbor in Half Moon Bay. For those who likes to paint boats and ocean views this is the place to go to. I am copying a link here:… Continue
Added by Tonya Zenin on April 1, 2010 at 9:00am —
This is great we have so many artists joining in the last two days. Please spread the word so our network keeps growing.
Those of you who haven't done so yet, upload a picture of yourself and some of your plein air work when you have a moment. If you have an event coming up don't forget to post it on the Events page.
Added by Tonya Zenin on February 22, 2010 at 3:17pm —
found this web site with information on workshops, check it out:
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