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En Plein Air

Do you paint en plein air? I have done it once at a festival, wrote about it my book and have thought about it ever since. Which to me is a sign, I probably want to go back to it. En plein air painting means to paint outside. The concept is that you paint what […]

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Honing Your Skills Before Painting Plein Air

Honing Your Skills Before Painting Plein Air Unlike most artists, plein air painters abandon their studios, pack up their paints, brushes, canvas boards and easels to paint in the countryside where they capture their subjects and compositions direct from nature. This year many artists are preparing to travel to Tucson, Arizona for the Fifth Annual Plein Air Convention where hundreds of plein air artists will congregate, share ideas and paint together. But not so fast……… Before painting outdoors, at home, or at the Convention, it is a good practice to hone your skills by painting still life in your studio….

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Ashland PaintOut, September 19th 2015

I participated in the Ashland PaintOut last year, and it was a lot of fun! The event takes place at North Mountain Park and Lithia Park. You get 4.5 hours to paint your little heart out, then submit your work to the judges. They pick 20 works to exhibit at Ashland Artworks, which is a […]

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Capturing Light in your Paintings

Sunset at Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta The smoke from the fires in Northern California is extreme. At times you can see only a mile ahead and it has made it difficult to feel inspired to paint outdoors. The dense smoke and ash falling from the sky constantly reminds me the losses others are suffering during this summer of great drought and fires. During the last few nights, the smoke lifted allowing me to steal away with my new Strada Pochade box to paint on the slopes of Mt Shasta. The smoke in the atmosphere blends with the light of the…

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Studio Paintings from Plein Air Sketches

  Studio Paintings from Plein Air Sketches Painting, including landscape painting, has historically been an indoor art, and it wasn’t until the heyday of Impressionism did painting outdoors become the norm. Just recently, painting plein air has become a very popular style of painting that in itself stands alone as a practice. I have been taking students out to paint on location since 1980 before the word Plein Air was used. We called it Painting from Nature or location painting. Prior to the Impressionists, any outdoor painting practice was distinctly subordinate to studio work. Remember, in a time before cameras,…

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Choosing Your Own Color Palette

            Choosing Your Own Color Palette In the next few posts I will be answering frequently asked questions from students and professional artists about painting on location with oil paints and discussing how to use colors, values and how to create a personal palette by using 4 colors plus white. I will explore how easy choosing your own color palette can be as you develop your style of painting. This is aspect of painting included as an essay in my book that I am writing titled, “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting.”…

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A Perfect World

The Dream, Henri Rousseau 1910

Shared with the Southern Oregon Artists Resource by Elaine Frenett, who received it in an email from The Artist’s Road, a website focused on travel and plein air painting. “Having spent a lifetime exploring and finding purpose and fulfillment through art, we decided to build this art and painting website to share what we have learned and to inspire others in their creative lives. Much of the important content (over 375 articles) you’ll find here is instructional – the steps to making paintings in oil, pastel or watercolor – often illustrated by videos, slide shows and Step-by-Step demonstrations. Enjoy the free content. We believe that you will find value and inspiration in it.” Many thanks to The Artist’s Road for this unique and important perspective on the importance of art. The Dream 1910 (PD) Henri Rousseau

We recently read a description of what artists do – perhaps the

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Artist’s Workshop 2013 Annual Show and Sale

"Jackson Creek," by Steve Bennett

Show Date: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd thru August 25th, Hours: 11:00 AM – 5 PM. Opening Reception: August 3rd, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Location: Art Presence Art Center, 206 North Fifth St., Jacksonville, Oregon.

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ARTISTS DAY AT HANLEY FARM JUNE 16TH

Hanley House, by Stefan Baumann

One Sunday each month during the summer, SOHS is opening Hanley Farm to the community. We call it Open Farm Day! Sunday, June 16 is Artists Day. Artists from Southern Oregon will be at Hanley, painting, photographing and displaying their work.

Hanley House, by Stefan Baumann

Many will have unique pieces of Southern Oregon art for sale. Join us at the Farm to talk with the artists, enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own) and soak up some of the positive energy of historic Hanley Farm. Docent guided tours of Hanley House are $3, free for SOHS members. The Farm is open from 11am – 3pm this Sunday, June 16. Parking is free. Admission is free. Art is not free.

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