Plein Air Oil Painting with Melanie Vote I get so excited when artists whose work I greatly admire turn their attention to teaching because that is where the creative spark of inspiration comes so often for me. This summer Melanie Vote, an artist I have know for years and respect so much, is giving a...
Some artists, you love what they draw. But with every landscape drawing of Georges Seurat, it is the way that he draws that makes all the difference. Take any of his sketches and chances are it is fairly simple in composition. There are very few elements in the drawings and usually they all add up to...
Squall Line by John Hulsey (30 x 40, oil painting). John Hulsey and Ann Trusty created their website, The Artist’s Road , to inspire their readers and students with practical art tips and plein air painting techniques for the traveling artist. John and Ann have been blogging for us at Artist Daily...
I won't lie when I tell you that looking at artist sketchbooks is one of the things I love to do most. And I've found that the pages that I linger over are usually filled with landscape drawing sketches. It is like I can look at the drawing and imagine myself right there with the artist, drawing...
A photo of the plein air landscape site I chose to paint. I can still recall the first morning I saw this little bend in the river ike it was yesterday. The air was still cool and breezy, the sun was glinting off the water, the bees in their hive were humming—yes, it was everything a plein-air...
Plein Air Blog
23 Jun 2011
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Although most of the recent news about Thomas Kinkade concerned his passing away and legacy, while he was alive he was consistently in the news over disagreements between his company, former employees, franchised gallery owners, and the FBI (detailed in articles have been written in the San Francisco...
Hundreds of artists from around the country sent in submissions for American Artist’s 2008 Cover Competition, and the editors narrowed the selection down to the 10 they thought best captured the skill level and style of our publication. When those paintings were then considered for their strength...
Six top artists combined observation, investigation, and invention to respond to the encompassing reality of the landscape. They will be exhibiting their sketches and studio paintings together for the first time this summer. by M. Stephen Doherty The difference between looking at a photograph and a great...
The Oil Painting Blog
9 Apr 2008
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Traditionally trained artist Sarah Lamb uses her passion for the kitchen to bring a new vitality to the art of the still life. Mousse au Chocolat 2005, oil on linen, 20 x 32. All artwork this article private collection unless otherwise indicated. by John A. Parks "I love to cook," admits artist...
The Oil Painting Blog
16 Jul 2007
Filed under: Filed under: oil painting, plein air, still life, landscape painting, how to paint, sketching, Drawing Basics, Art, Landscape Drawing, street art, Artist Daily