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Friday, August 14, 2009

Call to NC Plein Air Artists: 7th Annual IPAP Worldwide Paint Out set for Sept. 12-13 in New Bern, NC

The International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) 7th Annual Worldwide Paint Out is a gathering of plein air artists from all over the world who agree to paint on the same days to promote the tradition of painting "en plein aire".

Eastern North Carolina artists will converge again this year on the historical town of New Bern on September 12 and 13, 2009 to do their part. All artists are to meet at the gazebo at Union Point Park near the downtown waterfront at 9:00 AM each morning. Groups from Onslow, Craven, Carteret, and Beaufort counties have already expressed interest in participating. If you are a plein air artist... mark your calendar and make plans to join us.

More details to come as the event approaches... meanwhile mark your calendar to save the dates and click HERE to register on the IPAP's site. Registration is FREE and not mandatory but is encouraged to show your support.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Book- "Art of Seeing & Doing" by Larry Seiler

Just wanted to give a plug for Larry and his book... I have this book and it is well worth the money... Bernie

Find more videos like this on PLEIN AIR ARTISTS

Landscape Painting...
307 pages on Adobe Acrobat Reader CD Rom...not a traditional book, but many advantages of bookmarks, pages, the very cool feature of zooming in up close on the subject, see how paint is actually applied to a painting!

You can print out specific pages, tape 'em to your easel without fear of paint all over the book.

Plays on Macs and PC's...comes with a downloadable version of Reader if you don't have it...but most machines do now.

Includes composition of what makes paintings work as paintings, seeing a winning painting before you begin, palette and mixing, what tone is...many demos and steps, making your own canvas panels...etc.,

To order, see "Books/Videos" link at and my contact is-

Thursday, August 6, 2009

OOPS August Paint Out ~ August 30th

WHAT: OOPS August "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 1:00 PM until

WHERE: Cedar Fork area (Between Richlands and Beulaville) ~ Tarkil Branch Homestead & Museum ~ Organized by Eileen Garbett (Directions below)

WHY: Plein Air Painting... What can we say... we're addicted!... even in 100 degree temps!

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun!

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?

This is a great opportunity to have a broad range of subject matter to paint from... check out their website (link below).
Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum

From the East... From Highway US 17 in Jacksonville:Take Highway 258/24 East 6.6 miles to Highway 111 North;turn left and go 10.6 miles past Albert Ellis Airport to Fountaintown;Turn Right on Fountaintown Road and go 2 miles to the Museum on the Left. (More details on their site with map quest).

Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum
1198 Fountain Town Road
Beulaville, N.C. 28518

(910) 298-3804 (Farm)
(910) 290-0014 (Cell)
(910) 296-4235 (Cell)

Plein Air Artists 2009... GREAT VIDEO!

Myself and several plein air artists I know are affliated with this online group... a GREAT group I might add!