Search the web for origins of plein air, and you can read much about the history in just a few clicks. Well before the Barbizon and Hudson River Schools, there are works that are believed to have been created in the open air by artists in the 16th century.Read More
You hear that a lot… life-changing. When you do, you may think, “really, was it really?” My answer to this recent trip to Guatemala is “absolutely, yes!” To be honest, when I first registered to go on the trip with Art Ambassador for a Colorful World, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. Moreover, I really had doubt that I could possibly have anything to give that would be useful in any way. Still, there was something inside me that made me want to go. I had been a small, monthly donor to Kevin Macpherson’s group for a few years, but honestly had little clue about what all he was doing. I only knew that the pictures of the smiles on face of children from China and Guatemala were priceless, and I wanted to see them for myself.Read More
One of the things that we do not give ourselves permission to do, is to just observe. By observing, we are building a filing cabinet in our brains that will supply us with the information we need for future paintings.
There is a big differenceRead More