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A selection from Bushwick Open Studios

Guest contributor Allison Hale / Both days provided an excellent view into the studio spaces and the community of artists living and working in Bushwick. On Saturday I went to 1717 Troutman, a building packed with young and emerging artists. Show More Summary

Where in the World is Plein Air – Day 1

"Low Tide" 9x12 oil/panel View the videos and buy the painting here: (If it's not online yet, it will be soon, so keep checking back!) Above is my finished piece for the first day of the "Where in the World is Plein Air?" outdoor painting event. Show More Summary

A randomly selective Bushwick Open Studios crawl, 2015

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Bushwick has become such a fertile and active art community that it can be hard to distinguish extraordinary happenings from the day-to-day thrum of the place. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to be...Show More Summary

June 8: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 8, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Mira...Show More Summary

Josh Sevits: Ten Images

Guest contributor Joshua Sevits / After paying what seemed like highway robbery for admission to the Armory Show and a bizarro salmon sandwich with coffee (black), I found some amazing paintings that are definitely worth sharing. Better late than never, right? For the ten pieces I selected, the unifying factor seems to be mystification. Show More Summary

Jacqueline Humphries and digital distraction

Digital screens, halftone dot patterns, emoticons, and other typographic symbols comprise the imagery in Jacqueline Humphries's new series of large-scale paintings on view at Greene Naftali through June 20. Once considered a Provisional painter, Humphries's new work is anything but contingent. Show More Summary

"Where in the World is Plein Air?" Event Starts Soon

I'm pleased to be one of several artists who have been juried into the second "Where in the World is Plein Air?" event. The event runs from Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, June 12. One possible painting spot for me So, where in the...Show More Summary

Bushwick Open Studios: Outliers

This year Bushwick Open Studios features the usual mega-studio buildings, gallery exhibitions, and an upstart art fair, all worthy of exploration. But some viewers might favor the more adventurous approach of selecting smaller locations with fewer artists. Show More Summary

visual equivalent of a hoarder

I made a change to the red typewriter painting today. I’d tried to do a simple background. Hated it. I should just accept that I’m the visual equivalent of a hoarder. Anyway, decided to add back in one of the two rows of books that are behind the typewriter in my source photo. Here’s the […]

Etiquette for Painting Workshop Instructors

Workshop in St Andrews, New Brunswick, CanadaLearn more about my summer plein air painting workshops at Having laid out rules of etiquette for students, it's only fair that I give equal time to instructors. Instructors are also sometimes at fault for bad manners. Show More Summary

Quick study: Eric Fischl leaves Mary Boone, Kenny Schachter's report from the dark side, GeoAb in Peru,Havana, space in DUMBO

According to The Art Newspaper, Eric Fischl, painter and author of a 2013 memoir called Bad Boy, is leaving Mary Boone's gallery after 30 years. “Eric has wanted to change his working relationship with the gallery,” says Ron Warren, a director and partner at Mary Boone. Show More Summary

May 26: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 26, 2015 / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Rosy...Show More Summary

Etiquette for Painting Workshop Students

Teaching a workshop in Springfield, Illinois. Every student was perfect! Who hasn't been in a painting workshop where one student talks constantly without giving the others a chance to speak? I think we've all been there. I've been both student and instructor, and I've experienced workshops from each end. Show More Summary

Bill Jensen: Painting is a prayer

Contributed by Katelynn Mills / One can never hide who they are in their work - I’ve always known and felt that painting is a direct extension of the artist’s soul. Be the individual a shallow, fabulous Warholian, or a deep and tortured Rothkoan, or any one in between, a (wo)man’s capacity is marked by their expression. Show More Summary

The new Whitney

On my way to the studio, cruising down the West Side Highway bike path, I always pass the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened a few weeks ago with so many parties and festivities that I began to feel sorry for the staff....Show More Summary

Pastel Artists Canada Paintout

Along Bronte Creek After my whirlwind trip to the Pacific Northwest, I pushed to get to Ontario in time for a paintout with Pastel Artists Canada. Sometimes, the life of a plein air painter can be as hectic as a rock star's. I only wish I had a big touring coach like Willie Nelson's.Springtime was in full swing by the time I got to Lowville. Show More Summary

Cecily Brown on motherhood: "You’re forced to be more conventional"

Cecily Brown has a six-year-old daughter with architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. In a recent interview on Vulture with Julie Belcove, Brown talks about her experience of being a mother.We lucked out; she’s a good kid. Fingers crossed we don’t screw her up. Show More Summary

How I Judge a Show

Northwest Pastel Society International Open Exhibitionat The American Art CompanyBefore the Reception While I was in Washington teaching a workshop, I had the pleasure of judging the Northwest Pastel Society's annual international open exhibition. Show More Summary

Workshop in Gig Harbor, Washington, and Judging a Show

Massive Mount Rainierfrom Gig Harbor I was excited when the Northwest Pastel Society invited me to visit Gig Harbor and Tacoma, Washington, to judge its annual international open exhibition and to teach a workshop. Besides the fact that...Show More Summary

Your May Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski

Transcribed by guest contributor Jennifer Coates / Kitty divides her time between New York City and Montauk. She is a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. She was recently certified in Trauma Re-alignment...Show More Summary

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