Tag: plein air

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.

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…