To make authentic-looking paintings of planes, an artist has to show them flying. So how are you going to paint from life? North Carolina painter Russell Smith worked out an answer.
In this series of articles, Utah artist J. Brad Holt talks about what artists are seeing as they look at the landscape. Holt studied geology in college and is attentive to what the rocks suggest in the scenes he paints.
Strength (and Fun) in NumbersView Article
In this occasional series, we talk to plein air artists about a piece of art that inspired them when they were young. Our first interview is with Robert Masla, a painter based in Mexico and Massachusetts, who was raised in Westchester County in New York.
At the beginning of August, Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City, Utah, and the Outdoor Foundation teamed up to hold Cedar Breaks Arts Afire, a new plein air event. Organizers are already planning next year’s edition….
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Paul Zegers’ “Rainy Day.”
OPPORTUNITY: Painting on the Beach in Galveston in NovemberView Article
Bridget Ertelt had a precious model from which to work, but he couldn’t keep a pose.
George Kalwa had planned on painting more than just a jetty, but he was hoping to capture a fisherman pulling in a fish. He got a whole lot more.
When you travel by motorcycle to your painting destinations, you’re ahead of the game. “You are already acclimated,” says Mike Simpson. “You are one with the environment already.”