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  • Who Do You Know in These PACE Photos?
    Who Do You Know in These PACE Photos? Plein air artists are back at home now after a thrilling four-day convention in Monterey, California, but the information and inspiration culled from the Plein Air Convention & Expo is only just beginning to impact the career growth of attendees. Many of the 700 who made the trip were sad to see it end; here are some photos to bring a little bit of the excitement back ... until next year.
  • My Favorite Place to Paint: Brad Holt
    My Favorite Place to Paint: Brad Holt The rocks are indeed red, but there's more to the Kolob Canyons region of Zion National Park than that. Brad Holt has spent 20 years chasing it down.
  • Why This Works: Vignette Approach
    Why This Works: Vignette Approach 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, Egon Miklavcic's "Styrian Mountains, Austria."
  • Parallels Between Watercolor and Palette Knife Painting
    Parallels Between Watercolor and Palette Knife Painting Rafael DeSoto, Jr. painted in oil until a fire destroyed his studio in 1984. He switched to watercolors then -- at first out of necessity, but he soon found he was fond of the medium. His return to oil painting, this time with a palette knife, surprisingly reminds him of watercolor painting. 
  • Parting Shot: Weddings Can Pop Up
    Parting Shot: Weddings Can Pop Up Jane Hunt set up in a secluded spot and proceeded to paint a deserted beach. Then a wedding happened.


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