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Labor day weekend

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. :)

Added by Tonya Zenin on September 6, 2010 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

for inspiration

Check out this artist's work. I really like his style.

Added by Tonya Zenin on August 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Lovely Art Show at SOCALPAPA

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 — No Comments

Marketing Your Art and Grant Writing

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 — No Comments

Painting with Greg LaRock on August 20-22

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 — No Comments

Signature Envoy

visit "workshop" tab than scroll down to workshops to see "what students say ".

Added by Bill Davidson opa on August 9, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Paintout in Half Moon Bay

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 — 1 Comment

Paintings from the Carmel Art Festival

Here is a link to all the paintings that went on display in the Carmel Art Festival: 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 — 1 Comment

Seven Painting Tips from Darrell Hill

If you are on FACEBOOK, Darrell Hill is posting painting tips all this week. Seven Tips for Seven days. You can go to:

Added by Darrell Hill on April 21, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Weekend with the masters 2010

Thought some of you may be interested in this event...

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Date: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Subject: Plan Your Schedule Now for Weekend with the Masters 2010!


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

Added by Monica Ansari on April 8, 2010 at 12:55pm — 2 Comments

Afternoon in Arastradero Park

Added by Ran Wu on April 4, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Mustard field at Half Moon Bay

Added by Ran Wu on April 4, 2010 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

My New Website about Painting Site locations in USA, Canada and Worldwide

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

Added by Suzanne Elliott on April 3, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

check out this website for artists

Once you have become a member, you will then be able to enjoy:
  • Our Free PDF article library with content from the magazines, interviews, instructions and material advice.
  • Sharing ideas with the Artist Daily online community - accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • The Artist Daily email newsletter filled with expert tips, techniques, and special offers (including…

Added by Tonya Zenin on April 1, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

new blog post for the artists to share their favorite places they go to paint.

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:…


Added by Tonya Zenin on April 1, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments


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 — No Comments


found this web site with information on workshops, check it out:

Added by Tonya Zenin on September 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Power of Repetition For Selling Art

I found this interesting. Building a brand is not an easy task but it should all start somewhere. I will ask for their rates. Her is the contact if you would like more info yourself:

About Eric Rhoads:

Eric Rhoads is an entrepreneur, publisher, and marketing expert. His company produces books, conferences, websites, and magazines -- including two art magazines. He is also an author and artist. His work is represented by Lee Youngman Gallery in Calistoga, CA. Rhoads has been… Continue

Added by Tonya Zenin on September 9, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

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