Saturday, March 29, 2008

Georgia Plein Air Painters Madison Paint Out


Saturday, May 3

Madison locations:

Madison Oaks Inn - Check-in Headquarters and painting location
Downtown Madison
Madison Morgan Cultural Center
Various Tour of Homes houses TBA (we'll provide map)

Entry Fee:

$25.00 if paid by April 15
$40.00 on day of paint out
(entry fee is not refundable)

Rain date: May 10 (not all locations available)


9:00am check-in and have canvases stamped

4:30 - 5:00pm turn in finished paintings for auction

5:30 - 6:30ish Awards, Silent Auction and Refreshments

Please make checks payable to Madison Artists Guild and mail with your contact information to: The Madison Artists Guild, PO Box 225, Madison GA 30650

Paint out is a part of the overarching spring show which is titled Georgia in Bloom Arts Festival

For more information email Karen Strelecki at

and SIGNATURE STATUS Applications

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

White Mountains: Artist’s Getaway Weekend, May 15-18

2008 SPRING Artist’s Getaway Weekend, May 15-18, 2008

Take a long weekend for just painting on location in the White Mountains. All skill levels are welcome. This will be our fourth spring weekend at the Bartlett Inn.

Pinkham Notch, Crawford
Notch, The Kancamaugus, North Conway and a thousand painting locations from old buildings to sweeping mountain views are within a short drive. You can paint alone or in a group. If it is your first trip to the area others can point you toward your painting preference. In bad weather we have found locations to
get under cover or paint at the Inn.

Thursday paint your way up to the Bartlett Inn and
gather after dinner in the Inn to chat. Friday morning have a great breakfast at the Inn and head out to paint. I will do a painting demo for those interested. There are many fine eateries in the area. Saturday eat and paint. Saturday night we order pizza in and check out our paintings. Sunday is breakfast and paint your way home.

We have had all skill levels join us at the painter
friendly Bartlett Inn. Nick and Miriam are great hosts and have a variety of lodging options. Nick has joined us on occasion. All reservations need to be made through the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett, New Hampshire.

This is not a workshop, the only cost is

For info on what to expect on the painting end,
contact me.

Have a great day,

Byron Carr

paintings at

Friday, March 14, 2008

Artist Retreat in Italy


Accommodates all year around retreats for individual and small groups of artists and art workshops in a family villa Rome, Italy; the 2008 workshop fee is $1,715** per participant; $1650** for non-painting companions.

The fee includes 8-night in double-occupancy room and continental breakfast, several meals, native bilingual host available at all times, pick up/drop off at the airport Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino, delivered art supplies at the painting sites and escorted walking tours between painting sessions. We have a Hotel nearby for friends; facilities available in the house to prepare your own meals and good, inexpensive restaurants close by.

Airfare is not included in the fee. Any media and all levels welcome, the max number of participant painters varies from 7 to 10 depending on the instructor, companions welcome.

Workshop with Gayle Crites, September 17-24, Gayle teaches skills needed to understand color theory and its application to the palette, how to improve compositions for impact, and how to use the "truth" from on-the-spot paintings for larger studio works . She will give demonstrations as well as assist students during outdoor painting sessions.

Two Workshops with Patti André, September 28 - October 5, October 8 - 15, 2008,

There will be five days of guided painting in Rome and one daytrip where Patti will paint and teach. Two alternative destinations are available for the daytrip: 1) Viterbo and a visit to the countryside’s Etruscan remains and vineyards. 2) Ostia Antica, the remains of the ancient Roman harbors, includes an excursion to Fiumicino, the fisherman harbor on the Tiber, and dinner at a local famous fish restaurant.

Look for 2009 upcoming workshop announcements April – May 2009 Karen Vance and Claudette Barker.
or call Amalia Davies Phone 970-225-2877 or Cell 970-310-5807

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Plein Air Painting Video

Morgan Samuel Price

Plein Air Painting VIDEO

Another good video from AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE

A Plein Air Painters website - North Carolina

I frequently search on the internet for news related to plein air painters.

Artist of Note - March 2008

Brenda Behr - North Carolina Artist

It takes one a long time to become young.-Picasso

It took me a long time to appreciate Picasso.-Behr

Once in awhile, like most other artists, I feel compelled to prove how well I can copy "reality", how real I can make my subject matter look, or I am commissioned by someone else to do this.

In a nutshell, here's what it has taken me my life as an artist to conclude... The older I get, the more I know that children know more than I do what drawing and painting are all about. It's about seeing and showing green the way we saw it the first time. It's about seeing and depicting our mothers, the way we saw her for the first time. It's about first impressions and about expressing those first impressions.

Further than this, it's about showing our first, most impacting impressions using value, form, and color in a way that is aesthetically appealing.

When I can do the aforementioned and do it consistently, I will consider myself a successful artist. Until then, I'm enjoying the journey, and especially enjoying it when someone else finds pleasure in my perspective. I hope that you'll enjoy my views.

Brenda Behr Artist

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Member News - March 2008- International Plein Air Painters

Linda Richichi
had a painting Tuscan View, pastel e.p.a. published in the Jack Richeson 75 International Artist's Choice 2008 as one of the notable entries.

Brandy Gale
is painting in Barbados

Nancy Albrecht
just got 2 pieces accepted into the Overland Park National Juried show

Kath Schifano's show at
NACC show was held over through March

Membership info

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Plein Air Painting Workshop - April in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

April 26- 27, 2008

Oil Painting and acrylic plein air workshop.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30pmLocations

will be in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Come join us as we paint the quaint towns, marshes and Carolina pines.

Workshop will concentrate on grisaille - working a value plan directly on your canvas.
Ever wondered why your finished painting doesn't quite match

your 'minds eye vision' that you had when you started your painting ?

Insure a dynamic composition before your brush hits the color.
Learn to go for the drama in your painting !

or call
1 800 393-7270

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Feature Artist March 2008 - Julie Houck

Artist Statement
My process is straightforward. I look at what I paint. I work in oils en plein air or in the studio. I try to put the atmosphere and emotion of the place or scene in my pieces. I am most interested in the transmission of light in my paintings. It is not always the literal view. I am highly influenced by my teachers who were mostly classically trained. The early years in the atelier have stayed with me. They taught me about light and form and creating atmosphere. I will always be grateful.
Although I live in Hawaii, I am not a regional painter. I travel to California and the West and to France several times a year. I am attracted to scenes that tell a story about the place. I believe this is a legacy from my career as a professional photographer. On location, my job was to tell the story with imagery. Pictures
told the story, not words. In my work, I aspire to capture that “something else” about a place and to recreate, on canvas, the feeling of “being there.”
Julie Houck Studio
(808) 873-0597

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