Category:Plein Air

Art in the Park

findyourpark Yellow Silence | 36×48 | Oil | Karlene McConnell 2016 Marks the Centennial Year for the National Park Service. Agave |24×24 | Oil | Jeanne Hollington It is the Centennial Year for the National Park Service and three talented local artists represented by Plum Art Gallery, Aviles Street will be participating. Jeanne Hollington, Karlene McConnell and Claire Kendrick, will be painting on locations at Castillo De San Marcos, and Fort Matanzas National Monument’s, St. Augustine, Florida. Artists from across

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Mini Plein Air Seascape Paintings

Small Plein Air Paintings are often inspiration for larger works of art. They capture a liveliness and spontaneity and act as color notes and reference when working back in the studio. Often these paintings are emotional notes — and tapping into that energy shows up in the brushwork. When feeling is conveyed via mark making I think its the visual artists closest link to performance art. We get to perform in the privacy of our own studio’s and hope the

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Artist Video Profile | Filmed in Ireland Jan 2015

Claire Jane Kendrick | Video Profile Filmed in Ireland Jan 2015 I am so inspired when returning to my homeland, this short video was filmed in January 2015 when I was visiting friends and family in Co. Donegal, Ireland. It is a stunning area with a rugged coast lots of sandy coves and a maritime climate. This video gives you an insight! As an artist it’s a joy to watch the weather fronts roll in and the light break through

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Park Life – Figurative Studies – Inspired by Peggi Kroll Roberts.

For a few years I have been inspired by the painter Peggi Kroll Roberts. She’s lives and works in California and when I heard she was teaching here in Florida I jumped at the chance to join one of her workshops. It’s good to get out of the studio and to work with professional full time artist is always valuable. Peggi shared great painting tips and it was interesting to learn what life is like on the road, as she

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Hosting an open studio event.

Opening your studio can be a fun way to share new work with collectors and friends. This is a unique opportunity for people to get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of life in the studio. During my pregnancy its been hard to stay away from painting – but this was a great event to plan. Its worth giving yourself a few weeks to organized inventory and display. Design and print invitations and gather a collector list! Its

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Plein Air Mini Sketches and larger Encaustic Paintings

Small 6×6 plein air sketches are good color tools back in the studio when working from note books and sketch pads they are color notes and  refer to the inspiration of the day. When working oil encaustic back at the studio wax flows and takes on a life of its own in these playful 16×16 marsh paintings. “Fields of Gold” Large Oil Encaustic Painting

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Santa Baby, slip a painting under the tree for me!

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for meI’ve been an awful good girlSanta baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight Santa baby, an out-of-space convertible too, light blueI’ll wait up for you dearSanta baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight Think of all the fun I’ve missedThink of all the fellas that I haven’t kissedNext year I could be oh so goodIf you’d check off my Christmas listBoo doo bee doo Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really

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En Plein Air

This oil sketch done “en plein air” at Guana State Park, FL The Lake in Autumn | 16″ x 20″ | Oil on Canvas | En plein air | CJK

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Viva Florida | Celebrating Florida’s 500th Anniversary

Florida’s 500th Anniversary concludes with this popular exhibition that celebrates the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. Visit the St Augustine Art Association. NOV 1 – DEC 29 / 2013 VIVA FLORIDA First Friday Art-walk, is on the first Friday of every month, the next one – Nov 1st, 2013. All the galleries in Downtown St Augustine will have new work and late night opening. Come out and enjoy! “Signals

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