Johannes Vloothuis explains the pitfalls - and their solutions - of painting en plein air in this guest blog post at ArtistsNetwork.com
In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked five renowned landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—about the most important ingredient to making a plein air outing a success? Here's a sampling of the responses:
In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, five award-winning landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—describe the power of painting en plein air and share tips and insights gathered from years of painting experience. Because one of the most daunting aspects of painting on location is knowing what to...
Q&A with Lorenzo Chavez, as seen in Art Journey America Landscapes, a beautiful collection of landscape paintings and practical techniques.
The sky is often one of the largest spaces in a pastel landscape painting by Charles Basham, a featured artist in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal. Get his 3 must-know pastel techniques for painting skies here!
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).
Rivers and streams make excellent visual paths to draw the viewers in and lead them where you want. Because we crop out information for our paintings, how do we send a message to our viewers as to the size of the body of water?
Oil Painting for Beginners While I know that there are as many forms of art as there are artists, whenever I hear the word ART, the first thing I think of is oil painting, probably because I associate it with the masters. Oil painting brings to mind art museums and palettes filled with paint....
Water is one of the most sought-out subjects in paintings. In this tutorial you will learn some valuable pointers on painting water reflections.
An excerpt from Ron Hazell's "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor," on creating a value study.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.