This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme. in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China. Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about. I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…Continue
Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Director, Signature Services on March 2, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments
This 107cm x 80cm piece was worked up in the studio from the following artRage plein air sketch I did on my iPhone on the Bund at night in Shanghai.…Continue
Added by Barry John Raybould on July 15, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
All CPAP Associate Members are invited to submit their artwork for our Spring Online Competition and Showcase. Successful contestents will receive cash awards and…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on February 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
We call it Dragon Rock. The gnarly sandstone formation just a short hike up Cheney Ranch Trail. If you step off the main trail and onto the footpath it will take you to the very top that resembles a big glob of dry clay and has multiple little caves and holes. Prehistoric rocks that were polished by rivers long gone are trapped in it. These rocks are the remnants of a mountain range that used to dominate the Eastern part of Arizona. High cliffs on the south side of Dragon…Continue
Added by Elena Roché on December 16, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments
Before I head out to paint I set myself a challenge which I write as short notes on my IPhone. I reread them on site. This week it was be different in your approach and had to do with the process of laying washes. At the end of the painting I want to feel I tried something new . In this case I did get a softer layer in the background due to the 4 layers of washes .…Continue
Added by Barbara Tapp on November 23, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments
Don’t Handcuff Yourself
Trying to be too literal will handcuff your efforts and almost guarantee a poor painting.
By Ed Bertolet
This is a very common misstep by outdoor painters. Especially in plein air where the objects you’re painting are right in front of you. Their immediacy almost demands you render them as they are. And, you’re being instructed to carefully observe the subtleties of local color, temperatures, reflected light and…
Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 23, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments
It’s a pleasure to share the news that Art of the West Magazine has signed on as a Publication Sponsor for our 2015 Signature Membership Selection Event.
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Added by Director, Signature Services on October 21, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments