Posts tagged plein air
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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Plein Air Painting is Tough! (and some stuff that has helped me) Carol Marine

If you’ve never done it, I’m here to tell you that plein air painting (painting outside) is hard! The toughest I’ve done. If you’ve tried it, you know what I’m talking about already. Let us count the ways: Bugs. People passing by who feel the need to go on for 30 minutes about their aunt in Virginia who paints the prettiest butterflies, but they themselves can’t draw a stick figure. Sunburn. Sudden rain. The perfect scene in a perfectly inaccessible spot. The sun moving incredibly quickly across the sky, changing the entire scene. The clouds moving even faster! Did I say bugs already? The sun in your eyes. Glare on your painting. Oh, and hauling all that heavy gear around. Ugh.

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Save Our Ships! Adventure on the High Seas, Debra Huse

I must have been a merchant mariner in the 1800's. My Dad was in the Navy and I have always loved nautical symbols, patches and logos. It may explain why I have a passion for painting old wooden boats from sailing ships & fishing boats to cruisers and skiffs. There are so many interesting designs and shapes since they were all hand-made by craftsmen with a vision for a better design. They all have so much character and history of adventure upon the sea.

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