Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona Italy June 27-July 4 2009 - special discount

Ciao! Toscana Americana is offering $200 off of the workshop below up until January 31, 2009. This is to celebrate the inauguration.

Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona Italy June 27-July 4 2009

*deadline for registration is February 28, 2009

For more information on Painting the Figure en Plein Air, please go to the link above. You will find the supply list as well as various price listings for accommodations and an itinerary.

Submitted by Kathy Busillo

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sense and Sensibility: The paintings of Patricia Woodley and Brandy Gale

Sense and Sensibility: The paintings of Patricia Woodley and Brandy Gale

Both artists explore the landscape from two different perspectives, Brandy Gale from a Plein Air (in the field) perspective and Patricia Woodley from a perspective of, "the internal landscape". Patricia Woodley is an emerging regional artist and Brandy Gale is an emerging artist who resides in Prince Edward County (Quinte's Isle.) (Neither one of them are aware of each others artistic practice.)

Dates: January 8 - February 1, 2009
Opening: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Helen & Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts
One Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 3X9

Monday, January 5, 2009

Plein Air Florida Workshop Feb 21-22, 2009

Plein Air Painting workshop Longboat Key/Sarasota area

Each day starts with a morning demonstration and lecture focusing on bold composition with underpainting.
You will learn to make quick decisions and simplify for the most impact. We will discuss Color relationships, detail, form and edges
Put the brakes on and learn to 'bake the cake' before you apply the frosting (accents)

Participants should be able to start a second painting for the afternoon session so it is suggested to work no larger than 12x16

Supervised painting until 4 pm each day

This workshop is focused on making you a faster and better painter, capturing the essence of the landscape

Workshop is from 10:00 - 4:00 pm
2 day Workshop Cost pp is $250.00 US

Plein Air painting TIP

With plein air painting, I often see artists confused about what to focus on outdoors. Some truly don't know where to begin painting something in front of them. What plein air painting is about, is relating
your feelings about the scene, and not about copying nature.
I have seen artists walk around endlessly looking for subject.

A much more dramatic way to paint is to look for 'light'.

Subject is secondary for me. An ordinary object in a wondrous light becomes extraordinary !

And when you have excitement starting your painting, you can more easily carry that through to the finished piece, instead of deciding at the finishing what you can do to make the painting
more exciting.

Is your painting missing something but you can't put your finger on it ?

It probably wasn't there to begin with...

Go for the drama !

J.R. Baldini workshops HERE
or call us at
1 800 393-7270
IPAP Executive Director

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Plein Air Painter - IPAP Feature Artist Lori Putnam

click any image to enlarge - see FEATURE PAGE HERE
Artist's Statement

“Like a candid snapshot, I strive to record my first impression, to capture a moment in time or everyday life. I express the effects of light and atmosphere, translated so that viewers can experience the beauty in something seemingly ordinary – something they may never have seen in that way before.”
—Lori Putnam