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What's going on in the plein air world? Plus, interesting art links.
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Healing Power of Art Exhibition 2014

Healing Power of Art Exhibition 2014 | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

An exhibition of many styles and mediums designed to bring awareness about the healing benefits of Fine Art.  Entry deadline is May 4, 2014.

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Explore U.S. History Through Drawings

Explore U.S. History Through Drawings | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections tracing the development of the United States from its early beginnings through the 20th Century. Each of the three sections contains images in the categories of symbolism, improvements, science and technology, and artistic expression."

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Learn Watercolor - Videos

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My name is Rachel Parker and I love to be inspired and to inspire others. In my other life I'm a social worker, and love partnering with others to improve their lives.

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Lee Hammond, Artist

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Lee Hammond has an international audience of budding artists. Here, she shares what it's like to be a well-known teacher and writer who receives plenty of correspondence.
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To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

And if you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.


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We need to think about our relationship with technology. It is real and present in our lives. What does that mean? This article raises interesting points. Maybe more fine arts in school would be in order.

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Lauren Sansaricq: Contemporary Landscape Painter

Lauren Sansaricq: Contemporary Landscape Painter | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

 

"One of many things I have learned from being a landscape painter is I have gained a true appreciation of nature and a heightened awareness of nature," says the artist. "More often than not I find we take for granted the beauty that nature provides to us; I feel that the more we can appreciate this beauty -- whether through painting, writing, or just simply observing -- the happier we will be. By studying nature in any way, one starts to see broader themes, such as death and rebirth and the ever-changing cycle of all things, and that we too are a part of this beautiful cycle."

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Why I Sketch Every Day

Why I Sketch Every Day | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
And why you should too
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Still Florida II Exhibit, Winter Park, FL | Sharon Osterholt

Still Florida II Exhibit, Winter Park, FL | Sharon Osterholt | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

February 27 to March 25, 2014.  Opening reception is March 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Doodling in Math Class - YouTube

Doodling in Math Class - YouTube | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
"Doodling in Math Class", a playlist created by Vihart
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Illustrating Aesop — Marks and Splashes Video

Illustrating Aesop — Marks and Splashes Video | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"Streamed live on Jan 30, 2014 - 

http://facebook.com/howtoillustrateac... Author-illustrator Mark Mitchell of "Marks and Splashes" online learning visits with watercolor artist and illustrator Kathy Jurek http://www.kathyjurek.blogspot.com/ about her process of illustrating two Aesop's Fable interactive e-books for digital children's publisher Usyme.com http://www.ustyme.com in a live Google Hangout on Air. Come join us and enjoy Kathy's presentation!"

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Just fill in your first name and email address and you will get access to a recording of the video.

 

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12 Things You Should Never Say To An Artist

12 Things You Should Never Say To An Artist | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
One of the hardest parts of being an artist is courting the seemingly endless barrage of awkward, inappropriate and downright rude comments hurled your way. Whether it's an intended compliment or an ignorant gaffe, some statements about l'arte are better left unsaid.
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15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog

15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Asian and African Studies have just uploaded more than 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online.
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A Janitor Secretly Worked On This For 7 Years. No One Knew Til Now… And It’s Baffling Everyone.

A Janitor Secretly Worked On This For 7 Years. No One Knew Til Now… And It’s Baffling Everyone. | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Spread Laughter and Cure Boredom
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Louise LeBourgeois's Visions of Water and Sky

Louise LeBourgeois's Visions of Water and Sky | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Meditative images of water and sky the paintings of Louise LeBourgeois offer a place of respite for the distracted and the weary San Franciscos Dolby Chadwick Gallery presents a solo exhibition for notable painter Louise LeBourgeois Towards Horizon
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Historic Fort Morgan -- Storage

Historic Fort Morgan -- Storage | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"Pen/Ink and Watercolor of Fort Morgan Storage at the entrance to Mobile Bay in Alabama. One of my favorite things I like to do is draw. I have found this a crucial skill when designing new art piece..."

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Elizabeth Zimmerman on Pinterest

Elizabeth Zimmerman on Pinterest | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Zimmerman | My art has an illustrative quality which relates with both the fine art and graphic design worlds, and I am open for commissions.
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This artist's work is inspiring me to paint some horses in watercolor again!

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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

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This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior--from attention to decision-making.
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Why Do Some People Draw Better?

Why Do Some People Draw Better? | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"The researchers also determined that drawing is a skill that most definitely could be learned. And it is learned through practice."

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Exploring online learning for art and design | Digital Present

Exploring online learning for art and design | Digital Present | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"Surely, what is important is that these resources are available, even if the students enrolling rarely get to the point of gaining qualifications; free online courses are a step towards widening the accessibility of higher education. In a time when the financial costs of undertaking higher education are escalating, it is important that people can freely access learning materials."

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This is the White Crowned Sparrow painting...

This is the White Crowned Sparrow painting... | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

This is the White Crowned Sparrow painting project scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. I hope you enjoy the step-by-step pictures.

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How the Colors Got Their Names

How the Colors Got Their Names | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Dating back centuries, the names of our everyday colors have origins in the earliest known languages. According to linguists:
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To Animate Is to Illustrate

To Animate Is to Illustrate | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Content sponsored by Adobe It's impossible to separate the art of animation from the art of illustration. Just ask Dan Covert and Andre Andreev of Dress Code, the award-winning design agency specializing in motion graphics, video production and stop-motion animation. Since establishing Dress Code in 2007, Dan and Andre have worked across nearly all creative disciplines, from web and print to video and animation. These days, the studio focuses exclusively on motion graphics and live action video and has been
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Painting Instruction » Of fronds, flowers and wild beasts

Painting Instruction » Of fronds, flowers and wild beasts | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

He never saw a jungle, because Henri Rousseau never left his native country of France. But he brought jungles and dreams to Paris, in his art.

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Equine-themed exhibition held at Beijing Capital Museum

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Equine-themed exhibition held at Beijing Capital Museum
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20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
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