about my work...

"I paint Niagara for the same reason Monet painted his haystacks over and over ...the ever changing light".

Creativity art workshops & retreats

Creativity art workshops & retreats
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Plein Air Painting - International Plein Air Painters

My catalyst to starting International Plein Air Painters organization, was the disappearance of elements in my landscape canvas, through the years - buildings torn down, climate change because of city infostructure in Niagara Falls, green space receeding and a host of other slow, unnoticeable changes, in the name of progress.

Along with the fact that since plein air painting has always been regional and artists were traveling to international locations frequently - the time for an organization without borders or regions had come, a place for artist to make contacts worldwide.

I paint plein air for many reasons, one of which is to call attention to the everyday, the neglected, the time worn, and show the drama or quiet beauty around us by painting with light.

I have come to know many plein air painters as a result and am happy to call them friends.
As I look toward the 7th year of IPAP, I hope to be able to interract with more members and do a bit more traveling in the process.

Happy 6th Birthday IPAP !

J.R. Baldini, founder

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Niagara Falls Humane Society - Louisiana Rescue dogs

I visited the Niagara Falls Humane Society yesterday to drop off some supplies for the animals.

They just received 19 dogs from Louisiana that were either unclaimed by owners, lost or running wild. They are all beautiful dogs deserving of a loving home, after the long ordeal they have been through with hurricaine Katrina.

I remember seeing some of the distraught owners on the news, as they were boarded into buses and forced to leave their beloved companions behind.

Have a look at the Niagara Falls Humane Society website.
There just may be someone for you...




Niagara Falls Humane Society Annual Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale takes place at the shelter, located at 6025 Chippawa Pkwy. All of the proceeds raised will be used to assist the animals. The book sale will continue during business hours until Oct. 26.