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For Sale - Plein Air Equipment
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Post Your Plein Air Equipment FOR SALE Here!To sell your equipment just add your info to the "Reply to this Discussion" Box below. Include photos, description, price and how to contact you.  This…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martha Faires Sep 4, 2019.

Quotes from John F. Carlson

Words from John Carlson on Plein Air Painting - 1942 December American Artist Magazine interview with Carlson -                                                  “When starting out for a day of…Continue

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Plein Air Easels and Pochade Boxes
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Great discussion going on James Richard's Facebook page if anyone wants some good ideas, check it out....  …Continue

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Roger Dale Brown Interview by John Potoschnik
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Check out this wonderful OPA interview with my friend and Great Artist Roger Brown …Continue

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“I consider myself a visual explorer of the effects of light upon our world.  There is no better way of doing this than for an artist to take his paints outdoors to study these fleeting effects of light upon the landscape and its subjects. This approach to study nature has kept me captivated for years and I’m not sure I will ever get over it! This is the energy and inspiration that I transfer to my larger studio paintings. I would call myself a realist and impressionist. It is not my desire to paint every leaf and blade of grass for the camera is a better slave for that type of work. I want to create a painting that captures the essence of the scene with the feeling of that day with its weather, light, and mood, with a particular focus on my state of North Carolina and its mountains.

I am on a continual journey of study and investigation, through art history, artist books, and art museum visits through out the United States. Some of my favorite artists of the past are: Frits Thaulow, Claude Monet, Henry O Tanner, T. C. Steele, Chauncey Ryder, George Inness, Sir George Clausen, Edgar Payne and the early California Painters, The Russian Impressionists, Pennsylvania Impressionists, and Historic Brown County Artists.  I admire many great landscape painters today, too numerous to count.

Life as a painter is an endless challenge to explore the world visually; my passion is for the one who created it and that my work might bring glory to God and reflect His creativity.”

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Scott Boyle -admin commented on Martha Faires's photo

Getting out again

"Have you tried the water soluble oils?"
Mar 20
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"Thanks for the happy faces Kathy!!"
Mar 19
Scott Boyle -admin commented on Martha Faires's photo

Thel set up

"Ah, it's good to get out.  Looks like someone needs to plant some flowers in the pots:)"
Mar 19
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Painting at Blue Jay County Park

"Great happy face and painting Amy! Thanks for sharing:)"
Mar 19
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Springtime at Kiser's

"Thanks Martha and Steven!  Trying to capture the roll of the land with the fence rows and shadows which draws you into a feeling of perspective. This is just a 1/2 mile from my house and I paint it often:)  And most of all, just glad to…"
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Springtime at Kiser's

"Scott the bright clear day in this is so inviting!  Love the atmospheric perspective."
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Springtime at Kiser's

"Beautiful.  This is my kind of happy place!  Glad to see you enjoying water soluble oils.  They simplified my life."
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Among the Living and the Dead

"Love the daffodils!  And painting old logs are a great drawing exercise.  "
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Springtime at Kiser's

"I really needed a wider canvas but managed to squeeze it all in...."
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"Overcast Creek Study"

12x9 oil. Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia, NC
Mar 4
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Salem lake

"Very lovely gouache painting Anne, looks like pastel."
Feb 28
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Over Raleigh

"Lovely Dawna!  Thanks for sharing your view."
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"Below the Dam" (C.G. Hill Park Forsyth County, NC) 6 1/2" x 9" watercolor

"Thanks for sharing this one Steven, a wonderful way to enjoy nature. Nice work!"
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At 10:47am on July 16, 2019, Chris Bell said…

Thanks Scott!  I've been tied up for a bit but I will get some work on here shortly.  

At 9:45pm on June 6, 2019, Steven W. Dunn said…

Thanks, Scott!  When the rains stop, I plan to get back outside and continue to explore and paint locally here in and around Winston-Salem.

At 2:04pm on May 11, 2019, Sue Dolamore said…

Thanks Scott.  I hope you'll be able to join us sometime this year.  Thanks also for keeping this site going! 

At 5:09pm on April 2, 2019, Pamela Poole said…

Thanks so much, Scott! Yours really inspires me. Love the way you included artists that influence your work. Hope to see you out painting soon :-)

At 9:26am on September 5, 2018, Kelly N Blades said…
Scott, thank you! I noticed you were painting with pap-se next week in Leipers Fork. I’m mentoring with Dawn Whitelaw and Bill Farnsworth for 1/2 day each. I didn’t realize you were also a mentoring. Do you have any availability? If not, I still like to meet you.
At 11:39am on January 23, 2018, B. Dianne Cinkovich said…

Thank you, doing that this somewhat grey morning.

Blessings, Dianne

At 7:13am on May 4, 2016, Philip R. DeSano said…
Thanks Scott. I plan on looking into it.
At 5:56pm on August 23, 2015, kathleen deyo said…

I look forward to meeting all of you Scott, mid Sept sometime and thanks.

At 7:54pm on September 21, 2013, Stephen Williamson said…

Thanks Scott.  I look forward to seeing the NC paintings from you and other members, especially those around the Appalachian Trail. 

At 1:14pm on June 19, 2013, James M. Cook said…

Thank you for your help.  Will meet you on one of the outings.  Going to Hanging Rock State Park this Sunday.  Email from Craig says Torrey's Den Falls or Moore's Wall.


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