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Gurney Journey: Houding

Gurney Journey: Houding | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
"Houding" is a term from the art theory of the Dutch Golden Age which has no equivalent in English. But like a lot of foreign art terms, figuring out what it means can give us an insight into the thought process of artists from previous traditions.
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Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff
What's going on in the plein air world? Plus, interesting art links.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Sources Artworks -- THE Journal

Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Sources Artworks -- THE Journal | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
The MET has made 375,000 images of public domain freely available under a Creative Commons Zero license.
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Online Course Horses: Painting Vince in Watercolor

Online Course Horses: Painting Vince in Watercolor | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
This class is designed for beginners and anyone who wants to learn to paint horses.
I provide a reference photo and templat
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Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”) | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
As one particularly astute observer of human emotions might put it, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t all be Albert Einstein. In fact, none of us can.
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Transfer Sketches With Tracing Paper

Ten (10) minute course on a technique you can use to work out drawings in advance in a cost effective manner before transferring them to more expensiv
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HIDDEN GEM – CASSELBERRY IN DECEMBER

HIDDEN GEM – CASSELBERRY IN DECEMBER | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
OPENING RECEPTION: DECEMBER 9, 6-8p.m.
The Central Florida Watercolor Society is having a special show hosted by the Art House in Casselberry, December, 2-30,…
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Painting advice from Mary Whyte, Watercolor painting, Art tips

Painting advice from Mary Whyte, Watercolor painting, Art tips | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Mary ... tells her students that they need three things to become accomplished artists: 1. Something to say.  2. The ability to say it.  3. The courage to do it.  Mary Whyte's watercolor art tells stories of Americans whose traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence with her art. 

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1.  Drawing is absolutely essential to becoming a successful artist.
2. Take a small sketchbook with you everywhere.
3. Focus on one area, and don’t try to paint everything.
4. Be absolutely sure of your concept, regardless of medium or subject.
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100+ Creative Art Project Ideas - The Talent Bank

100+ Creative Art Project Ideas - The Talent Bank | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

A massive list of over 100 creative art ideas

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5 Simple Ways to Use Sketchbooks in the Elementary Art Room - The Art of Ed

Many years ago, I started thinking about using sketchbooks with my upper elementary students. I knew other elementary art teachers who had successfully added sketchbooks to their programs, but I was still a bit intimidated. Weren’t they expensive? How would I use them with so many students? How would I be able to fit them …
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Vehicular Palette - Jesse Sugarmann | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

Today we’re talking with Jesse Sugarmann about the way car consumerism, and the aesthetic choices behind it, has been a part of your life and your families
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The art assignment is to create a geneaology of the cars your family has owned. "Stories of how cars were found. Stories of how cars were lost."
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Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School

Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

Let me first be clear – ALL teachers are important. I know that I'll be sparking quite a bit of controversy in this post, but I feel that in light of recent budget cuts and a general misunderstanding about what

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From the article: "We should be preparing students for the new world, one that harnesses the technology that exists, one that pushes humankind forward. The key is creativity and innovation, and teaching these two things are the art teacher’s specialities."
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My Microcosm: St. Augustine Suggestions

My Microcosm: St. Augustine Suggestions | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
I was recently asked for suggestions on where to go and what to do in St. Augustine, Florida. Following is the result. As you can see I like to write!
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From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is Fostering the Next Generation of Photojournalists

From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is Fostering the Next Generation of Photojournalists | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
BY MOLLY GOTTSCHALK February 13, 2010. Marjah, Afghanistan. A troop-carrying helicopter drops acclaimed American photojournalist David Guttenfelder into the front lines of the then-biggest American air assault in the war against Al Qaeda. Seeing the Marines that surround him snapping photos on their smartphones, he drops his DSLR, reaches for the iPhone 3G (his first) in the pocket of his flak jacket, and begins shooting photos, hoping to mimic the intimacy of those the soldiers were sending back home.
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Workshop workshop

Workshop workshop | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
The most exciting thing about giving a workshop, I’ve found, is the kindling of ideas on how to do it better next time. Inspiration from other artists has informed my work and approaches. It’s easy...
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Your Brush With Nature (2013) on Netflix USA :: New On Netflix USA

Your Brush With Nature (2013) on Netflix USA :: New On Netflix USA | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Information page about 'Your Brush With Nature' (starring Heiner Hertling) on American Netflix :: from MaFt's NewOnNetflixUSA
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I haven't watched it yet - but it's the first time I've ever seen any sort of instructional video available on Netflix for artists (other than Bob Ross). I'll post an update here after I view it.
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CFWS Hidden Gem Art Show via Periscope

Re-recorded (yes - I meant to spell it that way) video because I missed the one and only chance to save it directly after I ended the Periscope broadcast
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Hidden Gem Central Florida Watercolor show re-recording of a Periscope (because I forgot to save it right after the broadcast!)
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Art With Karen: Treasure Hunt Course Intro

An online Art of Observation drawing course. It will be available on Skillshare.com in December 2016. I already have a free course there on transferrin
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Free Online Course: Transfer Drawings with Tracing Paper | Skillshare

Free Online Course: Transfer Drawings with Tracing Paper | Skillshare | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Save money and time by using tracing paper to transfer drawings to canvas, paper and other surfaces.  This is a great way to work out a drawing in advance
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The stunning geographic divide in American creativity

The stunning geographic divide in American creativity | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Where America's most creative people live.
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It would be interesting to see the results by states in the 30-40% range.
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Convention Ready! How To Show Work At Live Events And Cons

Convention Ready! How To Show Work At Live Events And Cons | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Conventions have become a major draw for fans of pop culture, anime, and popular art alike across the globe. With more and more cons popping up with eac
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How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity

How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Visual art can be an important opportunity for students to experience trial and error, while building a growth mindset and working on important life skills.
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Getty sued for $1 billion for selling publicly donated photos

Getty sued for $1 billion for selling publicly donated photos | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from an American photographer for illegally selling copyright for thousands of photos.
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Dia Center for the Arts' Survey of the Most Wanted Paintings

Dia Center for the Arts' Survey of the Most Wanted Paintings | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
The survey of 3001 people on the web was conducted on Dia Center for the Arts' web site between August 1995 and March 1997. Unlike the surveys of each country, the web's survey was not a demographically representative audience.
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My Microcosm: Figures Are Not Scary

My Microcosm: Figures Are Not Scary | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it
Well, math figures are scary – to me. But figures in a painting are not. I’m not talking about detailed portraits of people. Just a few brushstrokes and voila you’ve got a person. In a recent workshop with professional artist Tom Jones, the first day and the first thing we did was practice painting figures to put in our paintings.
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Thoughts and exercises from a Tom Jones workshop I attended.
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A New Demonstration Article in Artists Palette Magazine

A New Demonstration Article in Artists Palette Magazine | Plein Air and Other Cool Art Stuff | Scoop.it

"I remembered my Dad’s paints sitting in the drawer waiting. From them I selected Winsor Red and Permanent Mauve, two paints I had never used before. I imagined the strong moody mauve/blues and deep purples that would come from this melding and added one tube that was familiar to me in order to balance out the colour scape, Cadmium Yellow Light."

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