My guess is that this has already been thoroughly covered in previous posts, but just in case there are others who don't wish to dig through the 100 plus archives on plein air painting---here we go with some ideas you are free to borrow, steal, or improve upon.
Here are some mistakes I have already made for your benefit and mine ; ) :
Mistake#1 assuming it's too hard to pack with…Continue
watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gMukJjJYVc
Watching it made me want to become a much better GOLFER.
I started a topic on the forum here for Landscape Composition Rules/Guidelines I hope others will join in and add to it or share images illustrating comp tips..
here is the link to it-
Added by Joy M W on October 15, 2013 at 6:26 — No Comments
I'm new to this site and thought I would give you a brief profile on myself. I live on acreage in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia and have been painting on and off (mostly off due to working full time) for the last 25 odd years. I have been retired for the last few years, so I now have a lot more time on my hands and want to focus on painting, which to me is a lifetime pursuit. My first painting lessons were in oils, which I enjoyed very much at the time, and then…Continue
Just got back from camping up the East Coast of Australia for 3 weeks with the family. The trip ended in Palm Cove where I gave a 2 day plein air painting workshop to 12 students. (Hi guys!) Most of them hadn't painted outdoors before and as always it was a bit of a shock to the system as they battled…Continue
Do you find colour confusing? Have you have ever reached for the yellow ochre and then realised you picked up orange instead?
Do you find it hard to decide exactly what a colour is? You are never sure if it is yellow green or khaki… green or brown?
Do you hear other artists talk about nuances of colour that you can’t even see, and wonder how they do…Continue
Added by Richard Rogers on October 7, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments
**I would be interested in hearing from others who are left-handed, and how it affects them as a painter.**
It's amazing to me after just returning to painting with education via video's to realize the added difficulty I've run into following right-handed painters and applying it to my process. I don't think this occurred to me when I was at our local college learning initially, years ago, for we were pretty much left to our own devices.
People read right to left, and artists…Continue