How to bring your supplies with you in the field! Thus far, we’ve covered what plein air painting is, where to go to paint, and what to use for painting it. We’ve got one last problem though: how do we bring all our materials out into the field for plein air painting â€”…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/03/2013
Best mediums for drawing and painting en plein air! In our series on plein air painting thus far, we’ve covered the definition and history of outdoor art, as well as some popular places for creating it. But what should we use when painting or drawing en plein air? Today we’ll discuss the pros…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/03/2013
Best places for painting landscapes en plein air! In our last post, we discussed the definition and history of plein air painting; determining that the simplest definition is “painting nature from within nature.” Today, we’ll take a little trip to discover said nature, and pick out a few perfect locations for plein…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 21/03/2013
Spring into plein air season! Weather notwithstanding, spring has nearly sprung! Soon the days will be warming up, the sun will be out longer, and painters will be heading outdoors in droves for a bit of plein air painting. Over the next few days, we’ll be discussing the ins and outs of painting en…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 19/03/2013
Inspirational quotes by famous artists to spark your creativity! “Creativity takes courage.” — Henri Matisse The mind of the creative genius is a strange and wonderful thing. Not only have great artists created great works of art that have shaped culture and the human experience for centuries, they also have interesting insights as…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/03/2013
Professional oil painter Vincent Giarrano uses Charvin Extra Fine Oil Colors in this impressive project! In our Artist Spotlight post about Vincent Giarrano, we learned about this award-winning oil painter and his background, and admired a selection of his atmospheric oil paintings of city life. In this post, Vincent guides us step-by-step through the creation…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/03/2013
Professional artist Vincent Giarrano explores city life in oil paints! Connecticut artist Vincent Giarrano is a Contemporary Realist painter. His work is focused on creating impressions that are about real life experience. “I like my paintings to resonate as sincere moments of life,” says Giarrano. Quality of light is another major aspect in Vincent’s…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/03/2013
Adventures in alternative painting mediums! Previously, when discussing which paint to use, we dealt with the top three mediums most popular in painting today: oil paints, acrylics, and watercolors. However, there are so many more to choose from! Painting was around for thousands of years before modern paints were, and while the most basic…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/03/2013
Which paint is right for you? Comparing watercolor, oil, and acrylic How to Decide What Paint to Use People often ask: What’s the “best” or “most popular” type of paint to use? This is a question that virtually has no definitive answer. Not what you wanted to hear? Don’t worry; we’re here to give…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2013
How to prime your own canvas and board for painting! Have you ever found the perfect painting surface — be it canvas, paper, panel, board, or even a wall– but it is bare and unprimed? Never fear! Gessoing a canvas or priming a board is an easy task to do yourself, and you…..