Saturday, December 22, 2012

plein air painter - Get Creative for 2013 !

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

Join one of our Creative Art Workshops for 2013 !

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

plein air painter - 10th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out Photos

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International Plein Air Painters Organization celebrating 11 years
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Plein Air Painter Artist member International Plein Air Painters Worldwide  Organization.
A selected member is featured every month.

The 10th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out represented in photos sent in by artists around the globe.
More info is added directly on our Facebook webpage at 10th annual IPAP Paint Out
Mount Polson, Montana
Trinidad & Tobago
The Chestnut Group

Saturday, September 1, 2012

plein air painter - September Feature Artist - Kathryn Townsend

Artist Statement 
I paint landscape, figure, portrait and still life, both in the studio and outdoor on location. My intent is the exploration of the visual/painting language in whatever way and with whatever subject matter moves and challenges me in the moment. I find the best relationship to painting is to consider everything that I do as an experiment and exploration in learning—to paint, to understand visual concepts, and to see and appreciate what exists in the world around me as well as my own vision.                                                      Kathryn Townsend
Signature applications for 2013 at
Kathryn is from Olympia, Washington.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

plein air painter - 10th Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out

Welcome Hogtown Painters/Plein Air Florida and p-ART-ners from Virginia to the 10th Great Worldwide Paint Out ! Have a great time and post your photos on our FACEBOOK page after the event !

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

plein air painter - July FEATURE Phil Chadwick,Hon. IPAP

Trained at Queen's University as a nuclear physicist, “Phil the Forecaster" has been a professional meteorologist since 1976. However, painting has always been his passion. Phil is an avid “plein air” painter when he’s not doing research for Environment Canada or tending the forests on his retirement property at Singleton Lake in eastern Ontario. Phil paints strong, colourful panels of Canadiana with a passion for visually expressing the effects of weather on water, land and light.

FEATURE PAGE HERE to see more details

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Plein air painter - January FEATURE artist

plein air painter Louise Sackett
More of Louise's work HERE

To see the mundane, and see it with a new eye, is to recognize the creative force of a higher power.  My art is a recognition of that higher power and a synthesis of all that passes through my mind, eye, hand and heart. It is an ever changing personal journey.
 Hopefully, while seeing one of my works, the viewer discovers that passage and relationship. It is the act of the work itself that is the journey, the reality for me. Something I recently read said that artists do not own their works. What they own is the process, the act of the creation of art. For a plein air artist, what they sometimes own is a haste to depart a scene due to environmental pressures in the forms of uninvited pests, a suddenly dangerous locale, changing, fleeting light or a blowing sudden rainstorm.
To paint plein air is to exult in being the most obstinate type of artist. My mom would have said I am well qualified. My art is a personal interpretation of my own experience; the people around me and the world in which I live and the glory I see in all creation, despite the obstacles, challenges and blocks. It’s not like the air I need to survive, it’s much more than that.

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