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Friday, July 18, 2008

Plein Air Painting Invitational, Door County Wisconsin


The Door County plein air painting invitational starts July 20 in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

40 plein air painters are invited from all over the country to participate.
I was all set to go up until a few days ago, when a serious family medical emergency directed my full attention here at home.

Perhaps next year, I'll get to participate in the event.
Sorry to miss it. Good luck to all the plein air painters participating this year.

www.jrbaldini.com
American Contemporary Plein Air Painter

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plein Air Painting Monhegan Island


"Christmas Cove" Monhegan, Maine
12 x 12, Oil on Linen
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Participants painting near Lobstercove.

Limited color pallette.


Molly's first oil painting, done of course with M.Graham oil paints.
Almost everyone was using them and finding them extremely user friendly.
Great job, Molly !

See website for next Monhegan workshop

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monhegan plein air painting


The value of a value study.

Monhegan plein air painting workshop participants did value studies to help them 'see' the composition of their chosen subject.
Color was introduced the second day, enphasizing that each painting should be started with a grisaille.

Painting above MICHELE COLLINS
"For years I have saved articles on Monhegan Island. It seemed to fill all my dreams of a perfect renewal vacation, while advancing my art. I needed a boot to get me out of the studio.
I have a much better understanding of composing a painting. But, more important, I have gained a freedom. Jacqueline, you are a wonderful teacher. I think you showed us it is not just a painting, but a view of the day and our feelings."
Michele