The Artist’s Road—A Journey Not a Destination

19 May 2011

Plein air painting website, The Artist's Road
When John Hulsey and Ann Trusty told me the name of their website—The Artist’s Road—I smiled to myself because they got it so right! Art—painting, drawing, sculpting, all of it—is a path, a journey. Sometimes the path is smooth and things go right, and sometimes it is rocky and you have to backtrack or go off the road completely to get where you want to go.

John and Ann have committed themselves to helping artists along this road with a website that is a landscape painter’s atelier and art school rolled into one. They have articles of step-by-step painting demonstrations, in-depth artist interviews sharing their experiences and tips, and blogs that go beyond the plein-air painting essentials like what to expect when painting at night and in extreme weather. Plus they’ve created extra resources like language guides for plein air painters traveling abroad.

Together, John and Ann have decades of experience to share in watercolor, pastel, and oil painting, and they are some of the savviest, committed plein-air painters I’ve come across. Their expertise makes The Artist’s Road a one-of-a-kind resource and Artist Daily is lucky to have them as contributing writers to our Plein Air blog.

If you are interested in really getting a sound foundation in all the aspects of painting outdoors, The Artist’s Road will put you on the right path. Enjoy!

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on 19 May 2011 4:01 PM

Thanks Courtney,

We are happy to be a part of Artist Daily and hope readers will also join us on The Artist's Road!

John and Ann

on 21 May 2011 8:38 PM

Once again, thanks Courtney for the passionate and useful article. I'm going to check out The Artist's Road right now!

Oh, and I just got a spot on! Trying to get the business of art down while enjoying painting again...finished one 30 x 40 oil (Mama longhorn) and excited to start next one on Monday! This one of old silos downtown Waco. Love it!