Oil paintings of icebergs
@jillbanks1 > “Just the Tip,” oil on linen-lined panel, 9” x 12” - Jill Banks. Way off my usual subject- painted from a video of the Newfoundland iceberg presented for a happy hour paint for #pleinairlive Day two is ready to start. Four intense days of listening and watching so painting is a huge relief. I am always thinking about teaching and what I can pass on to students.

When the Plein Air Convention and Expo was cancelled due to Covid-19, our team knew there had to be a way to still gather with our tribe and so we held Plein Air Live, the first global virtual art conference.

In addition to the live painting demonstrations by contemporary favorites, roundtable discussions about art, and mini Zoom rooms for networking, we had a nightly Happy Hour Paint Along session. During the Happy Hour, artists could watch a live stream of a beautiful view and paint it together as we shared plein air stories, laughed, and continued to celebrate art.

On Day 1 the live stream paint-along was of a Newfoundland iceberg, giving many artists a chance to paint a subject they’ve not yet seen in person. In this round-up, you can enjoy 45 of the iceberg paintings created from the scene – take in the variety of interpretations here, and join us for the next virtual art conference in October 2020, Realism Live.

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@anniefuart > The Plein Air Live is an amazing event!👍👍🎨 Thank you Eric. the whole team and teachers to having this during the pandemic. It was covered with so many great information, love every lecture today! It was fun to paint the iceberg together! First time painting iceberg.
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@caroseart > “Newfoundland Iceberg” a study on 8×10 canvas board in water soluble oils.
I participated in “Plein Air Live,” which was a virtual training event, a first to bring artists together from around the world to celebrate the art and learn from top class artists. There would be groups out painting at a physical conference but as that could not be they provided videos running over 2 hours from a number of places, which gave us a change of light etc which one has to learn to deal with painting outside. I don’t post most of my plein air studies as they aren’t post worthy (yet) lol. I’ll get there but I want to record this here as part of my journey🎨🏞🇨🇦 Thanks to @ericrhoads and his team for making it happen.
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@hassank.igram > Cheated – 2.5 hrs.
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@joangundersen >
#PleinAirLive And I even got to paint an iceberg!
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@mcwhitemelinda > An iceberg from Southeast Texas. (We’re better at rocks, so I added some.)
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@apashupati09 > My first ever “plein air” #pleinairlive #pleinairlive2020 Day 1
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@blancheserban >
Painting after a live video yesterday during Plein Air Live -Day 1
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@mitchellsaler >
I painted this iceberg, which is in Newfoundland, along with hundreds of artists in Plein Air Live virtual art event! It was fun to paint this 9 x 12″ oil on linen. I am enjoying #pleinairlive
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@estherwilliamsjr >
Iceberg Watch was painted during Plein Air Live yesterday from a video that was placed online. It was a virtual painting session.
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@maryfreida >
#pleinairlive I never thought that I would be painting an iceberg. So much fun to paint with everyone 🎨🎨
gouache paintings of icebergs
@veronicabrownart > Decided to try gouache for the second time ever…Scott Christensen was quite an inspiration yesterday!
Here’s my Plein Air Live painting effort from yesterday.
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@lamyadeebartist >
Iceberg painting #PleinAirLive. Day one was awesome!!
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@paulasoperfineart >
Fun with icebergs! Loving gouache.
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@marybeth.a.harrison >
#pleinairlive Our first paint along is an iceberg!
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@juliastevens6719 >
My first iceberg!
What an awesome day!
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@gloriachadwick36 >
Plein AirLive painting of an iceberg. All day session and then we paint.
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@cfgrandidea
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@abigailmuncy >
So, I painted an iceberg during the #pleinairlive happy hour paint along tonight from video taken by @ericrhoads. Today alone was worth the price of the conference! Off to bed now. 🛏
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@cindysturla
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@wendyahlmartist >
Iceberg painting during #pleinairlive so fun!
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@melissaumbach >
Fun and very quick painting done during the “Happy Hour” paint along at the end of day one of #pleinairlive Can’t wait for more info and awesomeness from presenters tomorrow!! (My colours are clearer in real life. Bad iphone pic!!)
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@lmhrocks >
I updated the sky a bit. Added more white/blue to carry the colors through more significantly.
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@lisapboni >
What a great day! Attending the Streamline Publishing Plein Air Live event. A very full day of presentations and demos. Every one offered new information or new ways of approaching painting. The day ended with a “Plein air” painting session from a video of a Newfoundland iceberg! Here’s my contribution!
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@tedzart >
Enjoyed Plein Air Live today. Painted this iceberg during the happy hour paint along this evening.
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@liesellundfineart >
Paint along at Plein Air Live event. 8”x 10”, Oil over old oil painting for more texture.
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@laurasikesbarrow >
First #iceburgpainting during tonight’s #pleinairlive happy hour painting and what may have been the first global virtual paint out! Thank you to @ericrhoads for coming up with a terrific alternative to the annual Plein Air Convention and Exposition which ‘Rona put a halt to. If any fellow artists out there are wishing you’d signed up for this, get to it! It’s really an amazing value with so much still to come!
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@shannon_desjardins >
Iceberg off of Newfoundland coast.
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@donnawalshwarren >
Plein Air Live Happy Hour Virtual Paintout from a webcam of iceberg in Newfoundland
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@kirbykristy >
And that’s a wrap! Roos Schuring goals!!!
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@katiakyte >
Very inspired by so many amazing artists at the #pleinairlive! First time painting an iceberg. Thank you for a fun day everyone! Gouache, 5”x7”
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@studiotamera >
Norway Icebergs
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@judymagoon
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@nancycarp3
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@walsh_studio >
Plein Air Live – They have put a great line up of artists
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@raysartjourney >
Had a great time at the #pleinairlive #paintalong #happyhourathome learning much from great artists
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@lindsaytozier >
Plein Air Live paint along July 15. Inspired by Scott Christensen to pull out gouache.
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@beth.varnadoe.art >
Painting done during Plein Air Live event via video . What a great day.
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@deborah.allison >
“Attending” the plein air conference (#pleinairlive) which is having a virtual paint-out with a video location. Last night was iceberg alley in Newfoundland. Who knew icebergs would move so much? But a terrific mind-cooling subject with this extreme summer heat. 5”x7”, oil on carton.
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@sherryscarvings >
11” X 12” oil canvas panel
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@nancyaronsart >
Wonderful 3 day virtual plein air conference. Happy hour iceberg paint along.
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@andreajerisartist >
Painting an iceberg from video
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@judyrobinsonart
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@kenkorb >
Oil 6” x 8”. It’s an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland from a photo given to all of us folks around the world doing a 4 long day Plein Air Live convention online. This was day one. 1600 of us from all over the world. Enjoy.
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@nancycarp3 >
Day 1 #pleinairlive quick painting

See more of everyone’s experiences of Plein Air Live on Instagram when you check out the hashtag #pleinairlive, and be sure to join us for Realism Live in October – you won’t want to miss it!


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4 COMMENTS

  1. It’s always so fascinating to see how different the paintings can be, even though all the artists are painting the same subject.

  2. It was a nice surprise to see my “Tip of It” posted on Plein Air Today … and to see all the rest of the pieces. During the shutdown early on, I was searching for all sorts of webcams that would give me a little bit of that sense of life all of us plein air painters crave. Traveling multiple places during Plein Air Live … on those webcams was wonderful. Great idea!

    I’m going to set up one for myself capturing the chicken coop at a friend’s farm. Have also painted from the San Diego Zoo’s webcams in their site’s kids section. It’s definitely a time that creativity reigns.

    With the extended playback, I’ll also be finishing up two more pieces from the webcams — one of the conservatory and the Golden Gate bridge.

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