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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 May 29.

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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“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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Country Club Study #2

"I am favoring this one also, as this was my second painting the next day and really tried to have a more inventive view/crop.  If I do a studio work, I will try to have a more accurate drawing especially of the tress."
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Caney Fork Overlook by Hyn Patty

"Yes painting in the NC/TN mountain can be dynamic and challenging at times but when we are able to capture these moments it is really exhilarating.  Nice work! "
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Scott Boyle -admin replied to Amy Lamp's discussion Location suggestions in the Blue Ridge Mountains
"Thanks Amy,   That’s my ultra lights set up, I’m looking forward to getting it back in operation once the exhibits over. I think it would be impossible to paint from the swinging Bridge. It is very narrow and you would be dropping…"
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Scott Boyle -admin replied to Amy Lamp's discussion Location suggestions in the Blue Ridge Mountains
"Although The mountains of North Carolina are all so unique and different. It will take a lifetime to fully explore of them all. If you do get up to Blowing Rock certainly buy a pass to go up to Grandfather Mountain. This is another beautiful place."
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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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