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  • Plein Air Artist Asher B. Durand Wrote Me a Letter...Sorta...Not Really

    Rocky Cliff by Asher B. Durand, oil on canvas, 1860. Based on an article by Allison Malafronte. As you all well know, I spend a lot of time writing. But I also spend a lot of time reading, and lately I have absolutely fallen in love with reading letters, journals, and diaries of artists. It is like truly...
    Posted to Plein Air Blog by Courtney Jordan on 29 Jul 2014
    Filed under: Plein Air, oil painting, Landscape Painting, How to Paint, Portrait Painting, Drawing Basics, Art
  • Prelude to a Kiss…Gotta Paint Lips First!

    In this large scale painting by Stephen Bennett ( Beach Baby , 2001, acrylic, 80 x 64), the faint lines and varied color on the lips are faithfully rendered. As an unrepentant smart mouth, I know how much value two lips have, in real life and especially in a portrait painting . The saying is that the...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 19 Jun 2014
    Filed under: plein air, landscape painting, Portrait Painting, still life, Oil Painting
  • Behind Every Good Painting Is a Good Still Life

    The Sensorium by Walton Ford, 2003, watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper, 152.9 x 302.3 cm. Yes, that is a complete exaggeration. But my point is that a lot of times in the art world people tend to silo or separate genres of painting to such an extreme that it's as if they can never come...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 18 May 2014
    Filed under: plein air, landscape painting, Portrait Painting, watercolor painting, still life, Art
  • 6 Tips for Color Mixing

    An eloquent and unexpected use of color is often what divides beginning painters like me from the greats. But there are several basic rules of thumb that we can build on to propel ourselves and our paintings onto higher, more sophisticated ground, artistically speaking. With practice and attention, one...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 30 Mar 2014
    Filed under: plein air, How To Paint, landscape painting, Portrait Painting, still life, Oil Painting, Color, Art
  • Plein Air Painting Techniques: How to Paint Clouds

    Cloud Break by Jonathan Owens, pastel, 17 x 22. Clouds are not all created equal, just like not every sunset or skyscape is the same. They all have their own unique look and feel, even though we can see them all the time. And it is the plein air artist's goal, passion, purpose to eek out that unique...
    Posted to Plein Air Blog by Courtney Jordan on 17 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Plein Air, Landscape Painting, How to Paint, Pastel, Portrait Painting, Drawing Basics
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