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!