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Plein Air Force: Hundreds of Thousands See Plein Air Painting at State Fairs

Plein Air Force: Hundreds of Thousands See Plein Air Painting at State Fairs | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine a more populist event than a state fair. So it's heartening that state fairs across the country are including plein air painting...
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Featured Artist Ashba Zulfiqar | Artsy Shark

Featured Artist Ashba Zulfiqar | Artsy Shark | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Ashba Zulfiqar uses watercolor and pen to create loosely formed, expressive and moving human portraits.

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Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists

Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, your work can still be considered a profession in the eyes of the I.R.S.
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The story behind our Christmas card — Jo Hansford Photography

The story behind our Christmas card — Jo Hansford Photography | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
When we sent out our Xmas card last December lots of you asked if the gorgeous white Spanish stallion featured on our card, Vejador was actually inside the room with the chandelier, or if we had just hung a chandelier in a very posh stable.
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Gurney Journey: Interactive Sketchbook Results

Gurney Journey: Interactive Sketchbook Results | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

The challenge was to show a drawing interacting with the real world, either using a drawing on paper or transparent film, but it all had to be done without digital manipulation.

 

Please vote for your three favorites (you can vote for more than one). The top three vote-getters will receive official "Department of Art" embroidered patches.  Thanks to all who entered. See the full bunch of entries, including all the Honorable Mentions on my Facebook page.
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Steve Rogers Three Day Workshop in Central Florida April 20-22, 2015

Steve Rogers Three Day Workshop in Central Florida April 20-22, 2015 | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

© painting courtesy of Steve Rogers, all rights reserved

 

ABOUT STEVE ROGERS

 

Florida artist Steve Rogers has risen to the top ranks of American watercolorists in recent years,
and he is winning major awards, judging national exhibitions, demonstrating before large audiences, and teaching packed workshops.
But 15 years ago he was like many artists who survive by selling acceptable paintings of regionally popular subjects. "I painted more seagulls, lighthouses, and boats than I care to remember," he says with a chuckle. That experience now helps him motivate his students to make dramatic improvements in their watercolors.


"I try to help them improve their skills, but the most important thing I think I can share
with them is the importance of painting with passion."


Steve Rogers attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, graduated from Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois, and later studied with Harold Stevenson and Robert E. Wood. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Florida Watercolor Society; receiving major awards from those societies, including the top purchase award in the National Watercolor Society show.

 

STEVE'S WEBSITE http://www.watercolorsbyrogers.com/ ;


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


In this workshop, beginners and advanced painters alike will learn about "light and color and the way juicy and vibrant watercolor behaves";
"dealing with dark values in watercolor"; "secrets of painting reflections" and much, much more. Lots of student painting time along with personal help is available every day.

 

This workshop is open to all watercolorists - CFWS members and non-members. All levels of ability can benefit from this workshop. The cost is $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Sign up now and reserve your space.


All CFWS workshops are first reserved basis.

Workshops are now held in the Germaine-Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center.

 

Questions? Contact the CFWS Workshop Coordinator at rdl5151@hotmail.com

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"Release the Magic into Your Drawings!" [VIDEO]

http://goo.gl/soMVrQ - "Bring the Magic Into Your Drawings!" A workshop with fine artist Cindy Wider of the Draw PJ.com art learning center http://youtu.be/G...
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Colin Chillag: Painting (UN-)Finished

Colin Chillag: Painting (UN-)Finished | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Colin Chillag's paintings are unique in giving viewers a taste of the precise realism of which the artist is capable, while simultaneously disrupting the mood of perfection that a completed hyper-realistic painting achieves.

Phoenix-based artist

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Real Humans Become Comic Characters

Real Humans Become Comic Characters | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Lianne Moseley is able to turn regular human beings into comic book superheroes, using only the powers of...a make-up brush.
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How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Bloggers and artists often ask, "how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?"   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconni...
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Teaching Kids to Draw: How to Draw a Butterfly - YouTube

www.youngrembrandts.com Bette Fetter, founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and author of Being Visual, demonstrates how to draw a butterfly. If you want to dr...
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What Is the Plein Air Force?

What Is the Plein Air Force? | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Eric Rhoads, the publisher of PleinAir magazine, unveiled a new program at the Plein Air Convention & Expo earlier this month called the Plein Air...
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Anthony Baus's Traditionally Grand Drawings

Anthony Baus's Traditionally Grand Drawings | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Anthony Baus, "Ruins of Bibiena," 2015, ink and wash, 11 x 15 in. Eleventh Street Arts. Digital image: Anthony Baus. The drawings ... are primarily architectural views, some of which have been created on site at Manhattan's Gilded Age landmarks, such as "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" and "Maine Monument, Pigeons." Other works derive from ancient themes surrounding nature, the figure, and the symbolic potential of allegory.

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JUST GO PAINT: On the Plein Air Circuit (Grand Canyon Celebration of Art) - YouTube

Hiking to the bottom of the canyon and back to paint for this event meant the maximum degree of logistical difficulty. In this episode of the Just Go Paint i...
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4-Color Painting "Paint Baby Bee" by Johan DuToit

4-Color Painting "Paint Baby Bee" by Johan DuToit | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

HOW TO PAINT PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
Step-By-Step Lessons in Oils
Mix Only 4 Basic Colors, Blue, Red, Yellow, and White
Paint a True Likeness in Living Color

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Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Though spatial skills -- the ability to find meaning in the shape, size, orientation, or trajectory, of objects -- are valuable, the tactics we use to measure student outcomes don't always include these important skills. By not placing value on spatial thinking, we may be missing out on developing the skills of the next Thomas Edison.
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How Not to Draw Hands

How Not to Draw Hands | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Someone needs to learn how to draw hands. pic.twitter.com/ksAIIhhwCd
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Watercolor Workshop with Tom Jones 3/13/2015

Watercolor Workshop with Tom Jones 3/13/2015 | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

One Day Techniques Class in Altamonte Springs, Florida
 
Saturday March 14, 2015
Times: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Free online course: The Art of Photography

Free online course: The Art of Photography | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
You will learn about photography as a visual art practice, and how this can help you to become an engaging and active photographer. You will explore the work and concepts of contemporary photographic artists, which may trigger a new interest in what you photograph.
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This dress color war is the perfect way to end a wonderful day on the internet

This dress color war is the perfect way to end a wonderful day on the internet | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Truth is subjective. One plus one equals three, the sky is green and the grass is blue, there are five lights.
The dress is white and gold.
The dress is blue and black.
The dress in question was...
Karen Bowden's insight:

"Science explains that our eyes have more difficulty seeing blue light than warmer colors, and that low light situations can make us see things in different shades."

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The Blind Will See

The Blind Will See | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

One of the world's leading museums has unveiled a program to help those who are visually impaired experience its visual art.

Recently the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid unveiled an exhibition unlike any other in its history. Three-dimensional

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Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech

Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" - Albert EinsteinI remember working in the music industry from 1996 until 2002 and meeting tons of music producers. I could always tell based on my conversations about music with them who would end up being a breakthrough producer and who would simply be average. Those that told me they exposed themselves to a variety of different beats and genres for influence always became the producers in demand from artists across multiple genres. Producers like RZA, Timbaland and DJ Premier come to mind. Those that simply immersed
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9TH ANNUAL WEKIVA ISLAND PAINT OUT - Florida

9TH ANNUAL WEKIVA ISLAND PAINT OUT - Florida | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

via Morgan Samuel Price - The gallery will be open daily and artists painting daily throughout the park. There will also be live music nightly.

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