Dear Painter. The "PAINT POPPY" painting demonstration was produced painting live before the camera with my instructive commentary while painting. - Johan DuToit
Karen Bowden's insight:
My local library has a copy of his first book. I have used it and loved it. Recently, I contacted the artist, Johan DuToit, and found out he has videos and a new book to be released soon! Enjoy the trailer!
"...I have found that the more I sketch, the better my paintings get. But, I also found that my volume of finished paintings also went way up...go figure. Thought you might like to see a "before" 2012 sketch compared to the sketches I do now."
He is known by the watercolour of the “Hare” by almost every child. Albrecht Dürer. He lived at the dawn of the Renaissance in Nuremberg. Characterized by the departure from the Middle Ages to modern times, the forthcoming Reformation movement and social, political, artistic, scientific and technical innovation. He was not only an exceptionally gifted artist, but also a pioneer in what we today call marketing.
Cynthia Rosen seems like she went from zero to 60mph in her painting in virtually no time. This perception is false -- even though she took more than a decade off to raise a family, she still kept her hand in painting in various ways, always growing. But nevertheless, her entrance onto the plein air scene has been striking, both for her adventurous style and for her advanced skill level. So what happened in her first plein air competition recently?
Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. I created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
"I'm always experimenting with paint, and I take the very act of painting as an experiment in and of itself," says the Montana painter. "With painting every day, some you win and some you lose. Failing is just part of the process, and in failing I learn a lot more than when I win as I turn it over and over in my mind, how I can avoid the same pitfalls in the next piece."
In honor of the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event's 10th year anniversary, this juried exhibition will feature a selection of exceptional work representing the modern plein air movement in the State of Florida.
Schuerr notes that photography didn't have the same effect, especially in cities such as Marrakesh, where people would shrink from a camera or express displeasure at a tourist taking a picture. "With an easel, everyone was my friend," says Schuerr.
"People would come out of the shops and bring me tea, they would watch my stuff if I needed to leave for a second. I guess there's something universally wonderful about someone saying that this place that you look at every day is worthy of art."
Schuerr even half-jokingly suggests that the United Nations should send painters into places where two cultures need to close the divide between them. "I found that, traveling in that part of the world, art is the most amazing form of diplomacy," says the artist. "It's an amazing shared language."