Monday, July 06, 2015

$1.98 Auction – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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I had a bit of fun with the compositional design of this one. The main portion of the painting is contained within a border but the trees extend off both sides of the card it's painted on. It creates a very fresh new look. I think you'll really like this one.

This is another of my little gems with big impact! If you follow this blog you’ll recall that I have been experimenting with using oil paints on alternative surfaces like this. It was painted with genuine oil paints on a 4x5" heavy weight art card, which is acid free (archival quality). This little delight can be framed or displayed on a small tabletop easel. Either way, I’m sure you’ll love it.

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Sunday, July 05, 2015

$4.98 – PLEIN AIR PAINTING & SKETCH by TOM BROWN


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I was attracted to the wonderful design of the architecture as well as the light falling across the face of this beautiful home. I immediately knew I had to paint it.

To begin I quickly did a thumbnail pencil sketch on the 3x5 pad I carry in my pocket. This helped me "lock in" the direction of the sunlight, which would continue to change as I painted. The sketch and a photo of the site are shown below.

One of the best things you can do to become a better painter is to work out your composition first with a rough pencil sketch. But there is a specific way to do this, and there are certain things you should be evaluating with this process.

My video “PAINT BETTER BY SKETCHING FIRST” will show you how.
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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This is one of the demonstration pieces I did in my video tutorial called “PAINT BETTER BY SKETCHING FIRST.” Click here to download the video.
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Friday, July 03, 2015

CULVER DRIVE, PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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I painted this while teaching a plein air class for other artists in Orange County, California. This view is looking north on Culver Drive, just north of Irvine Blvd toward the mountains. It was a beautiful day and fun for all. Wish you had been there.
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Thursday, July 02, 2015

CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

$25 Auction – CLICK HERE to bid.
My Summer Art Fair (with special prices) will be ending soon. If you see something you like grab it while you can. Prices will be going up after the sale ends.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONIST PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

$25 Auction – CLICK HERE to bid.
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