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Starting with Greys

Today is Canada Day, but that doesn't stop my plein air painting workshop here on Campobello Island. Nor, for that matter, does fog stop it. We had a good deal of fog this morning as we headed to our painting location. Although fog can...Show More Summary

Workshop for Artist's Network University

On-location on Campobello Island, New For a few years now, I've been teaching an online plein air painting course through Artist's Network University. The workshop is called "Getting Started in PleinShow More Summary

June 17: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / June 17, 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:Show More Summary

More Fun with Mixing Primaries from Secondary Colors

Salt Marsh Farm - 8x8 oil/canvasby Michael Chesley JohnsonAvailable! - $80 includes shipping I'm continuing to explore some options of mixing primaries from secondary colors. (See my last post.) As one of my commentors noted, this isn't really mixing primaries, since primaries are, by definition, pure hues. Show More Summary

VERNACULAR: A painterly conversation about abstraction

By Janet Goleas / Shared from the Hamptons Art Hub / The four artists included in "Vernacular"—Eric Brown, Sharon Butler, Andrew Seto and Joyce Robins—at Bushwick’s Theodore:Art, approach abstraction with a shared sense of humility, materiality and ambiguity. Show More Summary

Blast of color: Mink and Dolnick at OUTLET

"An avalanche of color has no force," Matisse wrote in 1945. "Color attains its full expression only when it is organized, when it corresponds to the emotional intensity of the artist." At OUTLET this month, Jason Andrew presents the...Show More Summary

Mixing Primary Colors from Secondary Colors

When I first heard about this idea, of mixing primary colors, I said, "Really?" I'd always been taught that the very nature of a primary color meant that it can't be mixed. But you can, by using secondary colors.By mixing the primaries from secondaries, what you get is a set of greyed-down primaries. Show More Summary

And Many More: PAFA presents at 33 Orchard

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / MFA exhibitions are notoriously hit-or-miss, not least because it’s difficult to pull together a group show from graduates who may not be following aesthetic avenues that are sufficiently kindred to ensure the coherence that a freely curated show can have. Show More Summary

Workshop Openings Downeast Maine & Canadian Maritimes

Artist's Retreat Studio & Gallery in Lubec, Maine I will soon get back to my educational blog posts, but I want to let everyone know that I've got only FIVE openings left this summer in my plein air painting workshops. You can see what...Show More Summary

Your June 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

New Book! Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level

I'm proud to announce the release of my new book, Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level. If you're like me, you may sometimes feel your plein air work could be better. It may be a problem with composition. Show More Summary

Keyed Up

Working on the red Typewriter. Felt like the first time I’ve drawn a full breath in two weeks. Did more on the individual keys and started on the cover of the New York Times Review of Books. The heads you can see are cartoons of Sandra Day O’Connor, and a Muslim imam. Appropriate for a […]

2015 Residency Awards announced at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Seventeen artists have been awarded rent-free studio space in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO. The jurors this year, Diana Al-Hadid, Phong Bui, Michael Berryhill, Carl Fudge, and Beverly McIver, made the selection from over 1000 applicants. Show More Summary

Joan Nelson: Lost and found

Joan Nelson's delicate landscape paintings feature images that seem familiar: spindly trees, sparkling waterfalls, vivid blue skies. Indeed, for three decades she has borrowed details from the majestic landscapes of painters such as Albrecht Altdorfer, Albert Bierstadt, and Edward Hicks. Show More Summary

Two Coats of Paint Artist Residency Program kicks off this week

Before I returned to NYC after a nearly ten-year hiatus teaching at Eastern Connecticut State University, Austin Thomas generously invited me to do a one-week residency at the original Bushwick Pocket Utopia in January 2009. The experience,...Show More Summary

Where in the World is Plein Air – Wrap-up

Well, it's been a fun three days! I really enjoyed going out each day and painting in the "Where In The World Is Plein Air?" event. Each day was a little different with respect to location, scenery and weather. If you've been watching the videos and viewing my paintings, you'll have seen three very beautiful locations in this region. Show More Summary

Old Man Flint River

In the last couple of weeks I started another painting that’s part of the Catch & Release series.  This one’s working title is Flint River Totem. It’s on a 48×24 canvas – big for me. Here’s the beginning, when it was still as much a drawing than paint. I did a couple of passes after […]

Where in the World is Plein Air – Day 3

"Incoming Weather" 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 third and final day of the "Where in the World is Plein Air?" outdoor painting event. Show More Summary

Chantal Joffe's limbo

Contributed by Katelynn Mills / Chantal Joffe’s self-portraits look back at us with a deadpan stare. Often they avoid eye contact altogether. But there’s something about Joffe's paintings one cannot pin down. Her latest show, "Night Self-Portraits" at Cheim & Read, presents a kind of Joffe limbo. Show More Summary

Where in the World is Plein Air – Day 2

"Land's End" 12x9 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 second day of the "Where in the World is Plein Air?" outdoor painting event. Show More Summary

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