We are pleased to announce our 2017 International Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite. This event will feature some of the finest examples of landscape painting in the world. In addition to the exhibit, we have a variety of activities available including our Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Artist Reception (open to the public), plus demonstrations, paintouts and workshops. Attendees will receive access to Yosemite National Park to paint or just to…Continue
Time is getting short! There are less than two weeks remaining to enter this year's Call for Signature Members and qualify for acceptance into this year's International Challenge at Yosemite National Park featuring a number of awards and honors.
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Added by Director, Signature Services on July 19, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments
Only 3 weeks remain to enter this year's Call for New Signature Members. Selected Artists will not only receive all the benefits of Signature Membership but will also be eligible to exhibit in this year's International Plein Air Challenge Exhibit at Yosemite National Park.
Added by Director, Signature Services on July 9, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments
The Art Renewal Center (ARC) would like to invite you to our opening of the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York City on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm.
A Special Thank You for Sponsoring the…
Added by Director, Signature Services on April 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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
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.
Join us as we celebrate the announcement of…Continue
Added by Director, Signature Services on October 21, 2015 at 12:32pm — No Comments