Brian Brigham was not satisfied with the darks in his plein air pastels, so he took a novel approach: He worked on a black background. And he blocked in the darker areas with red.
Brazilian painter Marcelo Romani Borges de Araujo agreed to share with our readers some photos of a painting in its various stages, and a brief description of his process for each stage.
Imagine an industrious artist running around the last three Plein Air Conventions, jotting down bits of the wisdom heard from the stages and the outdoor setups, from the demonstrations and the after-hours assemblies. That's kind of what a new, free publication from PleinAir magazine is like.
Ever find that the composition seems right and ready in your viewfinder, but during the painting session, that original vision goes askew? Grab a pizza box.
Gary Geraths refers to his technique of using gouache -- or opaque watercolor -- as "throwing it around." In part that's because gouache can be used quickly on location, and in part because the paints are fast-drying and forgiving.