Category: art

My Work is all set up for the Art Stroll

Yesterday, my wife and I invaded Art of Framing and took over a little corner. I filled the corner with some of my latest paintings, as well as a few choice classics! The Art Stroll is from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, June 28….

My Compact Plein Air Kit in the Field

Well, I tried my little plein air kit that I told you about. See how it did!

Video: My Plein Air Set Up

This video takes you through an experimental plein air set up I’m going to try out.

One of my First Plein Air Adventures

In a recent article I wrote about the difficulties and challenges of plein air painting. Read it here: https://johnfrenchoilpaintings.com/2018/05/15/trials-and-triumphs-of-painting-en-plein-air/ )  I want to share a story of tragedy, but with a happy ending. Sometime in 2001, I was painting on the shore of Lake Superior. …

Trials and Triumphs of Painting en Plein Air

en plein air painting outside at Marquette's lower harbor

 My hope is that you, the art observer, the art lover, and the art collector, will have a greater appreciation for the art of plein air.