Sunday, December 28, 2008

Plein Air Workshops & Events for 2009, and Art Collecting in the New Year

Greet the Day, painting by Jan Blencowe

About This Painting:
Colorful, abstract female figure.

Artist: Jan Blencowe

Title: Greet the Day

Artist: Jan Blencowe

Media: acrylic
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)

Price: $300 + $10 shipping and insurance in the USA

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Plein Air Painting Workshops, Events, Competitions and Resources

Greet the day and the New Year! Do you have your New Year's resolutions written down yet? Is taking a plein air workshop, entering a plein air competition or event on your list?? If so, you can find a large list of workshops, events, competitions, as well as tons of resources for plein air painters, here. Have fun!

Is Collecting Art One of Your New Years' Resolutions ?

I sure hope it is! More people should buy original art, it's such an exciting, thrilling pursuit. With the advent of artists blogs, on-line websites and auctions original art is more affordable than it ever has been before!! Art lovers also have unprecedented direct access to artists. Through the comments section on blogs, the guestbook on websites, e-mail, profile and biography pages and artists statements you can get to know an artist, his or her inspirations, process, methods and materials. You can ask questions, have a conversation with an artist and order a commission, a piece of fine art created just for you!

Still intimidated? Don't think you know enough about art to make a good decision? Not really sure an original work of art is worth the money, still think it's going to be too expensive? I've compiled a series of articles many from to help allay some of your fears.

Good Art, Bad Art: You Decide

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