Friday, August 29, 2008

Plein air painters - Brazil, Canada,Caribbean,Italy and the US to participate in WORLDWIDE Paint Out

Plein air painters - Brazil, Canada,Caribbean,Italy and the US to participate in WORLDWIDE Paint Out.
Registration will be accepted online
until Sept 4 for the 6th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out taking place globally in many countries and individual states in the US.

Show your support for plein air painting by taking part.
All groups should plan to photograph their location group and send the image to 72ppi and 500 pixels at the longest side please - label with your location and group name if applicable- individual photos will only be included if space allows.DEADLINE Sept 30.for inclusion in a promo to be displayed on the internet.

Here's your last chance to be included in this fascinating event.
Click here to register

Sunday, August 24, 2008

6th annual Great WORLDWIDE 'Paint Out'

The Great WORLDWIDE "Paint Out" has always been 'green'

6th annual International Plein Air Painters WORLDWIDE Paint Out held
simultaneously around the globe.
See all countries participating HERE

International Plein Air Painters

The 6th annual Great Worldwide Paint Out commences on the weekend of September 5, 2008.
Plein air painters from all over the globe will convene to record the
historical buildings, places and vanishing farmlands, as part of
raising global awareness on our frail planet.

The Worldwide Paint Out is open to all artists. Sign up is free at . Organize a group in your local area, join a
group already online and encourage other artists to join in.
Send this info to other artists you know who may be interested in
helping to promote this Worldwide effort.
On a Worldwide scope, we need all the help we can get.

In Europe, it’s a common sight to see artists working outdoors and
while their efforts are much admired, people pretty much allow them to
work uninterrupted. In the US and Canada, plein air painters are a bit
of a novelty and create curiousity and entertainment. Children are
especially interested and awed by watching an art work being created.
Someday, outdoor painters may be as common place as everyday people on their way to work.

The World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters is part of
International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization. Partnered,
with Landscape Painters International, both organizations tour the
globe promoting green space and the obligation of landscape artists to
call attention to the cause.
You can see more info on this tour on IPAP’s website

You may also want to join International Plein Air Painters
organization or start a group in your area.
International Plein Air Painters also welcomes benefactor
memberships, to help promote the plein air movement.

To join online go to membership.html

For 2008, IPAP and Dick Blick Art Supplies have partnered to sponsor
a $250 award at a TBA location.

See website for specific requirements and to apply for this award for
the Paint Out 2008. International Plein Air Painters is a blanket
organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution
and enjoyment of Plein Air Painting without the restrictions and
limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to Plein
Air Painters, those serious to learn about Plein Air Painting and
those who wish to be benefactors advancing the Plein Air movement.


Monday, August 18, 2008

"Local Color" MOVIE- George Gallo plein air painter

BEVERLY HILLS.- Empire Film Group, Inc. has targeted a November 7th U.S. theatrical release for director George Gallo's semi-autobiographical drama, "Local Color" starring Armin-Mueller-Stahl, Ray Liotta, Trevor Morgan and Ron Perlman. The critically praised feature will open in 15 top markets with Empire's promotional campaign highlighting the Oscar-caliber performance of leading actor Armin Mueller-Stahl.

"Local Color" tells the story of a troubled teenager, played by Trevor Morgan, who seeks artistic advice from a cantankerous but world-renowned oil painter, played by Mueller-Stahl. Through the course of their time together, the young man learns how to see the world through an artist's eyes and the master learns to view life from innocence again. Based on real characters and incidents in the life of writer / director George Gallo, the film resonates with a poignancy and authenticity rarely seen in movies today.
More Info on cities and release dates Click Here

or check their BLOG for updates and reviews.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

IPAP Feature Artist August - David Scott McCurry


Greenville, South Carolina

My work is contemporary realism, which requires a plein air approach in technique. I use photographs sometimes to check the composition, tonal values, context, etc., but the actual painting is always done out in the open, in front of the subject. I am interested in urban, human activity in balance (sometimes in conflict) with nature. Age and history are elements I seek out when “scouting” a scene. Weathered wood and paint, rusty metal, crumbling buildings… these are things to which I know many in the plein air community can relate. My work as an academic in the field of education has taken me to many places in Africa , so much of my work was done there. I am currently interested in the urban development and rural history in and around the cities of Greenville and Abbeville, South Carolina . I use Winsor & Newton oils and sable brushes on traditional gessoed wood panels and paint in watercolor sometimes.