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Old 08-07-2012, 10:08 AM
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A Brush with the Highlands, Ontario, Canada

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Just a short note to plein air artistsin the northeast to consider attending next year’s event (first week of August2013). This is Canada’s largestpaint-out: two and a half days inHighlands East, about 5 hours from either Syracuse or Buffalo. As a firsttime attendee, I was really impressed with the spirit of camaraderie andnon-competitiveness. Tracey, theorganizer, even put on a free farewell barbecue with fun art contests andprizes so we could get together to compare notes! This event had both newbiesand full time painters and Tracey was able to give everyone a gift generouslyprovided by Guerilla Painter. I wasreally inspired by Carl Judson’snotebooks, which came in my gift bag; better than anything I have seen or readon plein air. Check out this year’sJuror’s Choice winner, a beautiful 30 x 36 split triad composition entitledIndigo Summer by Sheila Davis fromBeaverton.
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Re: Our Plein Air Shows, Awards, Workshops, Articles and Events

findung it difficult upload my work an items fr community . Please guide thoroughly. I am 77+ nd old member of WC

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that's gorgeous!
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Re: Our Plein Air Shows, Awards, Workshops, Articles and Events

I have just started painting outdoors and I can't seem to find anything interesting to paint, I know it must be beginners brain, but really where do I start, do you all take photos or paint the whole scene?
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:25 PM
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Re: Our Plein Air Shows, Awards, Workshops, Articles and Events

I use a view finder to help me find a scene. You can buy them or make one by cutting a picture mat into two 'L' shapes then hold them in the same shape as your panel to find a composition. A view finder will help you keep from being overwhelmed by the hugeness of the great outdoors. I suggest you take a look at Edgar Payne's 'Composition of Outdoor Painting'. You will find lots of examples of different compositions.
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Re: Our Plein Air Shows, Awards, Workshops, Articles and Events

Hello
This is an announcement for a couple of events here in Tuscany.

The first is for the workshops that myself and my colleagues are organizing for Spring. They begin this May in a beautiful Tuscan Villa in Florence.


http://tuscanypleinair.com/

The second is an invitation to participate the Plein Air scholarship program. We had one scholarship opening last year and it went well so with our additional workshops we have created a few more positions.


http://tuscanypleinair.com/scholarship.html

I hope to meet some of you are some point in the future and look forward to taking part in these forums.
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I have just started painting outdoors and I can't seem to find anything interesting to paint, I know it must be beginners brain, but really where do I start, do you all take photos or paint the whole scene?
OK, first be aware that you do not need to do a photo realistic painting trying to capture the entire Grand Canyon on one tiny canvas. 8=()

Composition is composition, whatever the subject. Being outdoors may have fooled you into thinking that you are dealing with some sort of broad perspective like wide angle cinema. You aren't. You can isolate any small detail you like and alter it however you like.

So if you see a tree or group of trees that capture your interest, start with that. A path, a hillside, a barn, a building, a corner of a building, a shadow, a cluster of junk, whatever.

If you don't use or have a viewfinder, and I found that I don't like using them, just use your hands to "frame" parts of the scene. Move around that frame to find something interesting.

One easy thing to do is to take shots with a cellphone or digital camera. That will help you pare down a scenic view to a manageable scene worth your paint. In fact, there are even free apps you can download to a cell phone that will help you copy, simplify or otherwise manipulate a shot to get the basics of your composition.

Another good practice is to spend some time looking at other artists' plein air work. I use Pinterest to view all sorts of scenes and subjects, techniques and styles. If I'm going to a seashore, I'll look at many of those to get basic ideas. By stimulus loading like that, when I go out into the world my brain is already set to see composition and design.

Consider joining a plein air group. I have one we run on Meetup.com for that purpose and it really helps to paint together, even though we are at differing skill levels, use different media, and have completely different subject preferences. It's instructive to watch how others "see" the same scene you are looking at differently. Here we are in one small suburban park and you can see how many different subjects and views we found: https://www.meetup.com/Burlingame-Pl...bumId=28031921

Take it easy and in pieces. Have fun with it.

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Re: Our Plein Air Shows, Awards, Workshops, Articles and Events

Well, I have a few things to mention. First, I'll be teaching a one day plein air workshop this Friday, March 30th at Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, CA. We'll meet at the front gate at 8AM and paint until 1PM. The class is open to all levels. The cost is $50.

Next, I've been invited to be part of the faculty at this year's Plein Air Convention and Expo in Santa Fe, NM. I hope those of you who are going will seek me out and say hello when we're painting in the field.

Also, I have two instructional videos available at Openstudioonline.com and am currently working on two more which will be available soon.

Last, I've teamed with Richeson Art Materials to create the "Rich Gallego 3Day Plein Air Workshop Kit" which, is now available on Amazon.com.

Oh, actually, one more thing, if interested, you can view the entire demo I presented to The Santa Clarita Art Association at scvtv.com.

Nice to be back at W/C after a long absence!
and my new website address is richgallego.com
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Since several of the plein air shows/events I seem to gravitate to were invitational and not open to me, I became frustated enough to finally get over my luddite leanings and learn computers (these things can really suck up your time). I created a blogger and Goople plus site (mainly for me so I can access it anywhere with my new smartphone) that lists "open" plein air events. The main focus was places "I'd" like to go to, but I started looking at locations near transit hubs and camping/hostels. I remembered reading an article decades ago about a Westways writer who took public transit buses the length of California. That might be a fun trip if melded into a sorta plein air safari ala train and bus. https://pleinlypleinaircompetitions.blogspot.com/ https://plus.google.com/collection/sXMWZE https://flipboard.com/@johnsnellin56...ions-14q58te7y
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