Sunday, February 21, 2010

Plein Air Painter - NEW IPAP Signature members

Plein Air Painter - NEW IPAP Signature members

Congratulations to NEW Signature Members juried by our Advisory Panel

Diane Dubreuil, CT
Will Maller, Calif.
Jim Southerland, NC
Rich Williams, Calgary Alberta
All Signature Members are at

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Feb 27 & 28 Sarasota/Longboat Key

The Sarasota/Longboat Key plein air painting workshop is just a short 2 wks away !

I'm excited to be able to paint outdoors again after the last month of cold, since returning from 2 wks painting in beautiful St. Lucia.

As you may know, this part of Florida is my favorite to paint. It has everything all in one place - water, lush greenery, quaint street scenes...let's hope it doesn't have

If you're in Florida, drive down for the weekend and join us. The workshop is two days Feb 27 & 28 from 10:00 am - 4:30pm for $275.00 pp - instruction only and PayPal is available for convenience. Notice how it's already starting to stay light longer ? I noticed on Fri, it was still light at 5pm EST.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Plein Air Painters - IPAP February Feature Artist Jim Southerland

Plein Air Painters
James D. Southerland, M.F.A.
Professor of Art

"No art experience equals the challenge and joy of painting en plein air - alla prima; to record the impression of a time and place while painting on location.

Thousands of values, textures, and colors are seen by the human eye.
Plein air paintings express them within a limited palette and an economy of brush work.

Artistic style is dependent on the ability to observe, interpret, and respond through an honest, perhaps undeniable, individual connection to the formal elements and principles of visual art.

In the best of plein air painting, the artist's intuitive formalism and objective perception merge, creating works of art
which are legitimate, vital, and original, sustained not by formula, or system, but in the process of painting and the passion for it."