• Taken for a Ride by Tim Horn

    30 days ago - By Sometimes a Painting

    So Ready to Party is an 10x8 oil done plein air by Shirley Fachilla. I find Californiaartist Tim Horn to be a very different sort of landscapist. His paintings have such a crisp contemporary edge. You would never mistake one of his pieces for a 19 th century work; both style and subject shout “now.” So I was delighted when the Chestnut Group invited Tim to give a workshop this fall. I was even more delighted when the workshop began because I felt I spoke Tim's language. He said many things that I have been thinking but hadn't put into words. And his emphasis on composition and color is...
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  • Paintings from My Trip to Cuba

    Paintings from My Trip to Cuba

    30 days ago - By Anette Power

    This February I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Cuba - and paint!!!
    100 of us participated in this adventure, thanks to Eric Rhoads of Plein Air Magazine who organized this Historic trip. And it was perfect timing as I just happened to be in search for a way to get to Cuba to paint all those fantastic old cars.
    The sights, the smells, the sounds, the colors, the cars and the people. All made an ever-lasting impression on me.
    While I was there I went entirely off the grid for the week, which was pretty liberating:-) and it's been a bit of an overwhelming endeavor to blog about it...
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  • Carmel Art Festival and plein air painting

    Carmel Art Festival and plein air painting

    30 days ago - By Laura Wambsgans

    Plein air painting or painting on location has become a "thing" for landscape artists. All the talk, the term plein air, has trickled down to the masses. Competitions, workshops and so on have reinvented the basic idea of plein air painting. With rare exception until recently the process of painting on location was to learn, create studies, explore ideas, to then take into the studio for a work of art that would eventually find it's way to the gallery wall and then on to a collectors home. It was a long journey that took time and thought.
    With the last 20 year or so, reinvention of the...
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