Category Archives: reviews

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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Home Fields, 1885… (long)

Home Fields, 1885  |  John Singer Sargent This is one of my favorite paintings by J.S. Sargent. It isn’t one of his better known works, but nonetheless it is an important painting. It is worth a close look because it … Continue reading

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History of Plein Air Art . . .

Howdy all: This Friday I fly down to Laguna Beach to participate in the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. At the close of the 19th century, and the start of the 20th, Southern California gave birth to … Continue reading

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My 2010 Portland-Area Plein Air Workshop…

Well, I Had A Great Week With Ten Wonderful People Wanting To Learn How To Paint En Plein Air.  Up on Oak Island Dike . . . Five days of painting the landscape in the landscape at many of my … Continue reading

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Gamblin’s FastMatteā„¢ Colors… (long)

Well folks, Gamblin Artist’s Colors has introduced a new kind of oil paint into the market. Disclaimer: While I do not work for Gamblin Artist’s Colors, or represent the company in any way, I have known the founder Robert Gamblin … Continue reading

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