Category Archives: philosophical

How to succeed at a plein air event…

PleinAir Magazine picked up a post I meant to put up on the blog last month for one of their weekly e-Newsletters. You can click here to read the post as it was published, or read the same text below … Continue reading

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Plein Air Easton, the Epilogue, the Paintings…(long)

The Pacific Northwest contingent inside the Easton Museum during the Gala Soiree.  From left to right, Eric Bowman, Mike Kowalski, and me… Well here you go. The paintings from Easton Plein Air. Some of them at least. I ended up … Continue reading

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Further into the Blue Yonder…

Folks, I want to offer a correction to my last post about skies . . . As I was returning home this evening from a niece’s graduation party, and looking at the beautiful sky and trees in the valley I … Continue reading

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Because It’s All About Me, Right?…

I both love and hate this blogging thing… It gives me an opportunity to share things as they happen, or as they almost happen, so they can feel fresh for you. But then, all this blogging means I’m sitting in … Continue reading

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What Plein Air Painting is, or isn’t…

“Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen will venture out under the midday sun.” (Often said by Punjabis about colonial English soldiers in tropical India) Every artist or collector has a different idea of what plein air painting is, with some being more encompassing, and others … Continue reading

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"FROM: Your Worst Nightmare…"

“Okay, I’ve let a little time pass by before uploading this post to the blog. Hopefully enough time for the subject to calm down a bit, and perhaps even able to hear me out. But hey, I’m not confident that … Continue reading

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A Basic Rule of Thumb…

Pssst!  Come over here!  Yes, I’ve got the secret to becoming successful painter! Guaranteed to make you rich and famous as an artist. To be lauded and toasted amongst your peers and patrons alike. It’s soooo simple and easy! All you have … Continue reading

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