Posts tagged Plein air Convention
Lessons Learned From A Great Student, Eric Rhoads

Every teacher will tell you that from time to time someone comes along who is an exceptional student. For me, that student is Lori Putnam.

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Why I designed the STRADA Easel, Bryan Mark Taylor

A couple of years ago my easel fell apart which prompted me to look for another outdoor painting easel. Although, I liked many features of the pochade box I previously owned, there were several things that frustrated me including wind nuts, springs and other moving parts. After looking at other pochade boxes and plein air easels on the market, I couldn't find the one that fit my needs. So overChristmas break several years ago, I spent a few weeks working out a new design. One thing led to another and after multiple prototypes and a year of testing and tweaking, the STRADA Easel was born. 

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Tributes - Dawn Whitelaw

Dawn Whitelaw has done everything and she is so interesting to get to know. If there was a book about Dawn and her husband, Clay, (co-owner of Richland Fine Art), it would certainly include chapters titled, "Being a Professional Table-Tennis Player," "Our Pizza Shop Years," "Teaching in University," "Famous Logos I Designed," and "Fun Trips in our Private Plane."  During our travels together, little bits about her early married years come out in the most curious of conversations. She doesn't really talk about herself a lot, so when you get a little nibble, it is like taking a bite of the most delicious thing you have ever eaten. You want more, but that one tiny morsel is worth savoring and enjoying for a while. My favorite times with her are on the road, talking a mile-a-minute, and laughing hysterically together. No sitcom could ever be this funny.

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