Tag Archive: Plein aire

Oakland Harbor

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Hey all, Its nice weather out there. This time of year is the best for outdoor painting. Lets do it. When I was in New York, I saw a gallery showing work from… Continue reading

Art Supply Review: Cotman Brush Pen Travel Set

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Hello All, Welcome. Today I want to show you a new watercolor set that I really like. It is always inspiring to add a new tool to your kit, so I always keep… Continue reading

Defeated by the Sunol

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We tried to make a Plein aire painting. It was total defeat. Recently T and I went down to the Sunol wilderness in the East Bay. There’s a really nice spot there called… Continue reading

Paintsketch: No one stays still like a Bodhisattva

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Its hard to find someone who will stay still for a portrait. Thank you Mister Bodhisattva. I did a sketch painting at Cafe Leila in Berkeley. We rolled all over the East Bay… Continue reading

Call me Ishmael

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Having been driven to distraction by my current residence situation, I chose on this day to endeavour to make a fresh Plein aire painting. Surely this would wash from me the distasteful business… Continue reading

Two Bridges

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This month I found a secret spot. It’s just a side of the road in one of the East Bay parks. But boy is the view nice! That eastern span of the Bay… Continue reading

Plein Aire part 1

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Plein aire is a style of painting done outdoors. All you do is pack up your painting gear, bring lunch, and make a painting outside. I want to demystify this style of painting.… Continue reading