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Preparing for Plein Air Painting

Preparing for Plein Air Painting

We are fast approaching the perfect plein air (painting outdoors) weather and, once the wind and rains are done, we will be able to utilize the gorgeous mornings to capture the beauty around us. Plein air painting can be done with all forms of media including pastel, pencil sketching, watercolor, oils and acrylics. Your success and enjoyment of this wonderful painting exercise lies mostly in how well prepared you are. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your painting travels in town or country. Christine Mac Shane’s Material List for En Plein Air...

Art, like life, is about more than getting through it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 There is something about the early morning sounds that make me smile. Not a bad way to start the day. Overhead, the helicopter on it’s way to the hospital ruffles the air, the hum of muffled traffic washes up like distant waves crashing against the shore and the grinding of the garbage truck as it pulls and pushes on its course are a comforting symphony until the birds wake up. I could be anywhere in the world when I hear the day start… until the birds wake up and remind me of their language. The garbage...