Interesting Arty Stuff
How do they do it? - Christie Cramer
The Next 5 Minutes - the building of Macandmor
The 5 minutes that started Macandmor
Save us some daylight!
The term "en plein air" means painting outside. In fact it directly translates to "in open air" as you might have guessed. We do this in the art world - we hang onto terms that make what we do seem elevated and esoteric. Artists sketching in the White Mountains by Winslow Homer 1868 But it seems that we don't do that very well either. Plein air was a term originally used to differentiate the techniques that painting straight from nature requires against the purely studio approach. Almost straight away the rules were stretched to a point where factions argued about what percentage of the...
What is an Oil Stick?