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Artists, Don’t Capture but Create

“Spring in Edgewood” By Stefan Baumann

 

2nd Plein Air Convention & Expo

If you are just beginning to paint on location or have been doing it for years, this is the place to be and be seen. I will be there in person and I want to meet all of you. What an opportunity to do so at the largest plein air event in the world! For more information, go to www.pleinairconvention.com

Artists don’t capture, but create.

Painting on location is one of the most difficult forms of art there is, and that said, it is also the most pleasing activities known to an artist. In the painting “Spring in Edgewood”, I captured a location on canvas that would have been overlooked into a painting of the movement of light and shadow creating a quaint little masterpiece.

 

 

One of the most important skills

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Using Movement in your Paintings

Spring Blossoms at the Grand View Ranch, by Stefan Baumann

By Stefan Baumann “Spring Blossoms at The Grand View Ranch” Before we start I want to Announce!

I have been invited to be a field instructor on location at The Plein Air convention in Monterey, California on April 10-14, 2013. Is that a big deal? YES! When I first started to create The Grand View, few if any artists knew about painting on location, and most artists painted in the studio from photos. The term Plein Air was not even used to talk about outdoor painting, let alone be part of a movement. Now PleinAir Magazine is sponsoring a second conference based on the success of last year’s conference in Las Vegas.

 

If you are just beginning to paint on location or have been doing it for years, this is the place to be and be seen. I will be there in person and I

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Leah Mebane Announces New Videos, Winter Studio Sale and Holiday Discount on Earth Paints!

Blue Throat, by Leah Fanning Mebane

News and updates from Leah’s studio include 2 new videos about painting with non-toxic Earth Paints for adults and for children, a non-toxic gesso recipe, a link to an online seminar on getting your own magazine feature article, a studio sale of her beautiful abstracts in oil, and a holiday discount on all her Earth Paint Products! Please read on…

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Baumann Creating light in a painting

This is a conversation By Stefan Baumann about his painting of Mt Shasta. He is discussing how he creates light using color.

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