6th Annual Plein air Convention & Expo
to Apr 28

6th Annual Plein air Convention & Expo

San Diego, CA

It is a pleasure to serve on the faculty of #PACE17. This will be my 6th year and I am just as excited as ever. Having demonstrated several times in the past, this year I will be taking a more relaxed role as a field instructor. That means I will be painting every afternoon, demonstrating in the field, and helping other attendees with painting questions. If you are coming, I certainly hope you will find me. I am always happy to be of assistance.

Also be sure to stop by the Gamblin Oils, Rosemary Brushes, Raymar Art, and EdgePro Gear booths. I'll be providing helpful advice and demonstrations throughout the convention in those booths as well.

If you have yet to register, I hope you will consider it. There are only a few seats left! 

As good fortune would have it, the pre-convention workshop is with my wonderful friend and mentor Quang Ho. This is not a conventional type of workshop. You will not be painting along. Instead, you are invited to absorb as he demonstrates and presents his visual approaches to painting. Personally, having studied with him many, many times, I still cannot wait to be part of this. Every artist, no matter what level, should attend. If you possibly can, plan to add on this extra to your convention registration. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

To see all of the highlights of the convention and to register, visit PleinairConvention.com.

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Scottsdale Museum of the West Demonstration
5:30 PM17:30

Scottsdale Museum of the West Demonstration

Join Scottsdale Artists’ School and Lori Putnam for an engaging and energizing demo at the Scottsdale Museum of the West.

During the evening, Lori will use a study as a reference to paint a larger painting and will detail her process of sketching vs. painting. Lori will convey the advantages of working both en plein air AND in the studio and how they compliment one another. Lori will provide her thoughts on ways each setting can help artists grow to become a better painter. She believes plein air work is investigative while studio work is creative. As a natural part of the painting process, Lori will also touch on mark making, color, and other fundamentals. 

$20. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR or clicking here.

For more information,
Phone: (800) 333-5707
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School

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1:00 PM13:00

Open House and Studio Tour

Tour is Free and Open to the Public

Drop by for a tour, have a little refreshment, chat with old friends, and maybe take home a painting or two!

NEW!  Door Prizes!!!

  • Including $500 worth of Gamblin Artists' Oils
  • Rosemary Brushes
  • EdgePro Gear
  • Raymar Panels
  • and more being added every day including items for non-painters and collectors (hint, hint).

(Coincides with OPA Paint Out. Click here for information). 
You do NOT have to be an OPA member to attend.

If you want to stick around, I will be giving a demonstration and lecture at 5:00 PM. The cost for this portion is $50. See details below.

Limited Seating. Reservations Suggested. Click here to reserve your space.

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5th Annual Plein air Convention and Expo
to Apr 19

5th Annual Plein air Convention and Expo

This year we are on our way to Tucson! As always there are lots of surprises in store. I hope you'll join me painting every day in the field, listening and watching the world's top artists, and grabbing some amazing deals from the best art supply vendors.

I will be giving an hour demonstration
8:00 PM, Sunday, April 17

Waves, Ripples, Sparkles, and Reflections: Paint Water with Fun and Simplicity

Does the water appear light; does it look dark? How do I make it seem to be moving? How do I paint it calm and still? Why do my waves look flat and my sparkles look corny? The earth is covered in roughly 70% water, yet how much do you comprehend about how to paint it? Lori Putnam will simplify what you need to know. Once you absorb just a few principles, you will understand what clues to look for and begin seeing water's shapes more easily. That means you will also have a lot more fun painting it! This crash course and demonstration on painting water will have you making a few waves of your own in no time.

Visit PleinAirConvention.com online to read all about the convention or to register.

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