Tag: oil painting

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.

Is it safe to buy art online?

Perhaps you’re a new art collector. You don’t know where to start, or maybe you don’t live in an artsy area, and galleries are sparse. Where do you go to buy art? Of course, there’s art on the internet. Or, Let’s say you’re a…

Marquette Art Week is Coming

art, oil paintings, wall art by Michigan Artist John French

The residents in and around Marquette, MI  love their artists. That goes for visual arts, performing arts, and music. As a board member of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, I saw the excitement and pride that the community felt about its regional orchestra. The concerts…

Upcoming Painting: Ghost Ranch

Progress of a new painting. This painting is being done for the Let’s Paint New Mexico artist group that I belong to. The painting is based on, and inspired by, a photo taken near Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. You may remember that Ghost…