Camille Przewodek and Ned Mueller painting during the Plein Air Convention & Expo in April 2012

Make sure to register NOW for the Plein Air Convention & Expo so you can watch as master artists offer demonstrations, in some cases with two masters on the stage at the same time. Here are some of the double demonstrations planned for the Monterey convention (www.pleinairconvention.com).

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“Lilies of the Mission,” by Camille Przewodek, oil, 16 x 20 in.

Put two serious painters — and good friends — on the same stage to paint and it’s likely they will have a great time, keeping the audience laughing as they reveal helpful tips. That’s what will happen as Camille Przewodek demonstrates how to apply oil color with a palette knife and Ned Mueller shows classical techniques for working with bristle brushes.

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“Provincetown — Gateway to Light,” by Camille Przewodek, oil, 11 x 14 in.

In 1980, Henry Hensche (1901-1992) opened Camille Przewodek’s eyes to Claude Monet’s impressionist tradition of seeing and painting color with the influence of light. Hensche, who had assisted famed American Impressionist Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930) at the Cape School of Art, changed the way Przewodek perceived shadows, which were no longer dark shapes, but filled with color. She also learned that conveying the shape of objects was accomplished through the interaction of colors. And as the colors changed, so did the form. Hensche changed forever the way in which she saw color, helping her understand the fundamental principles of impressionism. Przewodek will show how you can get better at handling color, composition, paint surface, texture, atmosphere, and space in a painting. To learn more, visit www.przewodek.com.

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“Church Yard — Mission, England,” by Ned Mueller. This painting was created during a painting trip to England described in an article in the January 2013 issue of PleinAir.

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 “Rainy Day, Megavissey, England,” by Ned Mueller

Ned Mueller is an accomplished and highly respected artist, having been drawing and painting for more than 60 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles and has participated in many of the major invitational shows in the country, including the Artists of America Show, Great American Artists Show, Prix de West Show, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, the Northwest Rendezvous Show, and the annual Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition. He shows in some of the finest galleries in the country, has won numerous awards, and is included in many private fine art collections. For more information, visit www.nedmueller.com.

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