Kentucky artist Jennifer Fairbanks prefers that those observing her plein air painting have hooves and paws, and she gets her way when she paints on the North Farm, part of Murray State University's school of agriculture.

Monday, 24 November 2014 18:13

Parting Shot: Lean Into It

New Orleans artist Michelle Kondos saw these cacti in a rare state of bloom and imagined that the far one was, er, making eyes at the cactus in the foreground.

In very few places are the stakes as high in land conservation as they are in the Hamptons. Reports of one acre of "buildable" oceanfront land selling for $16 million exemplify what the Peconic Land Trust is up against on New York's Long Island. Enter the local artists....

Monday, 17 November 2014 17:29

My Favorite Place to Paint: Larry Moore

When Larry Moore returns to his favorite place to paint, things are going to be a little different. Moore is intent on venturing past his representational comfort zone and going more abstract.

Anton Pavlenko and Michael Orwick recently held an event at Dragonfire Studio and Gallery, in Cannon Beach, Oregon, during which the two switched off three times during the painting of two canvases. They don’t paint similarly.

This series returns, with plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie taking a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and pointing out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Christopher Greco'"October Sanctum."

New York State painter George Van Hook says tackling an unfamiliar landscape with a drastically different look can be easier if the artist adopts a certain frame of mind.

Not everyone would be thankful that a bird chose to perch on his or her painting. But not everyone paints in Australia.

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