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Steps for Plein Air Painting

By Kathy Halbert -For oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel mediums. Packing check-list bag/box for the car/trip: do this the night before the trip. Use the check-list while packing and then at end for a final check. A forgotten item will … Continue reading

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March Plein Air Paint Out

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On a fine, sunny morning the plein air painting group made their way to Tohono Chul Park in Tucson. Visiting artist Clint Brown donated his considerable teaching experience to the plein air painters and had something to offer everyone from … Continue reading

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February Plein Air at Gates Pass

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We had well known Tucson artist and teacher Judy Nakari  teach us to paint “en plein air” at beautiful Gates Pass.   The weather and the views were spectacular.  

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January 2015 Plein Air – Hacienda del Sol

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The site for January’s plein air outing was the historic guest ranch, Hacienda del Sol. Situated on thirty-four acres in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, what is now a much-loved Tucson resort was once an exclusive private school for … Continue reading

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First Plein Air Outing

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For those artists interested in painting or drawing directly from nature, nothing beats a plein air painting field trip. The phrase “en plein air” describes a type of painting that became popular in Europe in the late nineteenth century. Literally … Continue reading