October 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Practical Plein Air Concept/Packing Ideas (for beginners like me )

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…


Added by Britt Greenland on October 19, 2013 at 9:00 — 15 Comments


watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gMukJjJYVc


Watching it made me want to become a much better GOLFER.

Added by Jim Haycock on October 18, 2013 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

New to The Complete Artist site

Hi Everyone,

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…


Added by Colleen McCafferty on October 13, 2013 at 22:44 — 12 Comments

Plein Air Painting Workshop at Palm Cove, Australia

"Palm Cove" 12x12" Oil on Canvasboard by Richard Robinson

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…


Added by Richard Robinson on October 11, 2013 at 17:22 — 1 Comment

Tips For The Colour Confused

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…


Added by Richard Rogers on October 7, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Left-Handedness and How It Impacts One's Painting Process

**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…


Added by Carolyn Brunsdon on October 5, 2013 at 3:52 — 12 Comments

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