Monday, 21 April 2014 18:00

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.
Monday, 21 April 2014 17:43

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.

Monday, 21 April 2014 17:42

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."

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. 

Monday, 21 April 2014 17:29

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.

Monday, 21 April 2014 17:23

Artists Paint for Hunger Task Force Featured

In Wisconsin, a group of painters has found a way to help combat hunger in their community, while potentially putting bread on their own tables as well.

Ed Terpening, a San Francisco artist, loves to paint outdoors, but he is evidently a relatively rare breed -- he loves his day job, too. Terpening's work with research on digital marketing leads him to offer the occasional analysis on art marketing for free, just to help his fellow artists out. His latest survey and analysis was posted last week, and some of his findings are bound to surprise painters.

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