Posts tagged Jennifer McChristian
The Party's Over... a Parting Gift

Our best-blogger award goes to Carolyn Anderson, for the post Four Ridiculously Simple Ways to Improve your Painting, sending you a little nifty gift for your amazing blog post. Now, all of you who joined in got social, we put your names in the hat to win a little surprise.

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Method to the Magic and Other Creative Musings, Jennifer McChristian

Often people ask me about the difference between how I work when painting a studio piece versus how I work when painting outdoors. With plein air there is a certain amount of spontaneity, mental fortitude and ingenuity that is required to complete a painting in one session.  Working en plein air engages you in its visceral experience and makes you more sensitive to subtle color changes and tonal gradations due to changing atmospheric conditions.  Because of these quickly changing conditions I am forced to paint in a more intuitive and expressive manner, capturing the essence and impression of my subject matter and omitting unnecessary and irrelevant detail.  Painting from life is essential to every artist.  It sharpens the memory, dramatically improves draftsmanship, and gradually enhances painting proficiency. 

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Best Blog Party Ever, The Guest List

One place, one month and 21 fabulously talented people sharing their knowledge, experience and inspirations. So invite some friends and join the #BestBlogPartyEver!

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