Few things are harder than juggling the changing light and overwhelming stimulus of plein air painting -- except maybe catching the unparalleled familiarity yet endlessly deep nuance of a figure painting. Put them together and you have ... the Tableau Vivant at Tillbury Camp.
Imagine watching a live painting demonstration in your home. New York painter James Gurney made this possible recently, thanks to technology.
There's no better way to learn about the process of painting than by watching and doing, and the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) offers many opportunities for participants to do that. There will be demonstrations galore, plus painters working in the field. But on Monday, April 13, before PACE really picks up the pace, those arriving first thing will get a full day of crucial information and advice. Like what?
More than $5,000 in awards will be given in Ellicott City, an affluent area just west of Baltimore and north of Washington, D.C., during this July event. But the deadline for entry is approaching.
A bristle-haired visitor with a head reportedly one-third of its overall body mass walked into Vanessa and Andre Stashinski's plein air painting scene last week. All lived to tell about it.
Views of San Francisco, scenes filled with Victorian homes, ships in the estuary -- Alameda, California, offers plenty of good subject matter. The 10th Annual Frank Bette Center for the Arts Plein Air Paintout also offers awards. The entry deadline approaches.
Plein air painters are starting their pilgrimage to Monterey, California, for the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), which starts on April 13. Jaime Howard and Joanne Middlebrooks are already on their way, having departed from Jacksonville, Florida, on March 29. Check out their vehicle.
The change in structure for the Shorewood Plein Air event in Wisconsin has some artists upset. Comments online refer to it as a "pay to play" model because artists are asked to pay an upfront fee to participate. The organizer of the event contacted PleinAir Today to explain the changes and the reasoning behind them.
Artists have a chance to paint on the estate of Hudson River School legend Frederic Edwin Church in July at the fourth annual "Plein Air at Olana: Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape" event — but the deadline is nearly upon us.
Crocuses are pushing up even in the iciest parts of the country, and that means the plein air season is ready to get underway. But in Florida, it never stopped. One of the premier events wrapped up its activities this week with considerable panache: the Wekiva Paint Out.
Each year, PleinAir magazine gives $21,000 to artists through the PleinAir Salon. The last chance this year for artists to enter is mere days away, but past winners aver that the money is the least of what they get from winning in the Salon.
Get your materials together now to meet an April 1 deadline for the Black Range Artists Plein Air Competition in New Mexico.
We've all been there. A storm is coming, or at least some potentially ruinous rain. But the dramatic weather that's approaching is creating a great scene.