Lyn Asselta lives in South Florida, a location that affords wonderful opportunities for the landscape painter, but Asselta proves there’s more to the surroundings for artists than the expected seascape. As feature writer Amy Leibrock puts it, “Asselta builds landscapes that make viewers pause and listen to what a place has to say.
When artist Sandrine Pelissier was in our video studios filming four instructional videos, she shared a few tips for creating more successful acrylic paintings.Granted, I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to acrylic painting but these were tips I’d not seen before, at least not the way Sandrine demonstrated them.
In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked five renowned landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—about the most important ingredient to making a plein air outing a success? Here’s a sampling of the responses—and a gallery with some of their plein air work:Kim Lordier: Just taking the time to slow it all down.
Who Inspires You?As artists, we almost have this innate attraction to our craft, to our need to create. And, we all have something or someone that has fueled this passion. For many artists, the works of others steer the way they approach their own art. Annie O’Brien Gonzales, author of Bold, Expressive Painting refers to these influencers as our Artist Ancestors.
Barbara Fox ( loves flowers—growing them, photographing them, painting them—but she’s not content to stick with what she knows and loves. She’s constantly challenging herself to try new techniques in watercolor and paint subject matter beyond the realm of her beloved peonies and roses.
Painting Regrets? I Have a FewHave you ever started a painting, perhaps gotten partially or completely finished, and then changed your mind about part of your work? To fix the problem, you either can start over or paint over the work. Undoubtedly, repainting over an artwork is a fairly common situation among artists.