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Sunday, June 16, 2024

How Clean is YOUR Palette?

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Some thoughts of cleaning one's oil palette. Link here.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Master Artist Flashback: Interview with Calvin Liang

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I recently had the chance to chat with California artist Calvin Liang for my ongoing series of interviews of artists from my new book, Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air. Originally from China, where he studied at the prestigious Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and did theatrical set design, Calvin moved to California once his country opened its borders. Soon employed by Disney and Nickelodeon, he worked on many animated films including “Little Mermaid” and “Spongebob Squarepants.” Always eager to return to fine art, he finally did so full-time, and since then he's won many awards and has been featured in many exhibitions. He has Master Signature membership with Oil Painters of America—a very distinguished achievement indeed. (Visit www.CalvinLiangFineArt.com.)

I was pleased to meet Calvin several years ago when each of us was invited to participate at the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, one of the country's premier plein air painting competitions. And so it was my pleasure to talk to him again, this time in his studio in southern California. View it here.



Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Master Artist Flashback: Interview with Lorenzo Chavez

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Here’s another interview of the artists from my book, Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air. This time, I interview Lorenzo Chavez, who creates impressionistic plein air pastel and oil landscape paintings of the American West. A native of New Mexico, Lorenzo was first inspired by the New Mexican landscape and the long succession of other artists who have found inspiration in the area. Although he now makes his home near Denver, he continues to travel and to paint the American Southwest and the West.

Master Artist Flashback: Interview with Sandra Nunes

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Here’s another interview of the artists from my book, Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air. This time, I interview Brazilian artist, Sandra Nunes.

Sandra received her Bachelor in Letters and Arts at Rio de Janeiro Federal University and has traveled abroad extensively where she studied paintings by all the great masters including her favorite painter, Joaquin Sorolla. Her paintings, which have won awards in many painting competitions, can be found in both private and public collections, including the Brazilian Navy, the Rio Zoo Foundation and Rio de Janeiro Federal University. Sandra, as you'll learn, enjoys not only painting the outdoors but also painting portraits and from the figure, as well.