Archive for August 30, 2010

Plein Aire Painter…. Tim Deibler…

I really enjoy the simplicity of design and the layering of complimentary colors by this artist. As a teacher, his dvd lessons are well worth adding to your collection. He paints quickly and looks for simple geometric shapes. Also, by using a limited palette when he paints, its easier to figure out what colors when layered give the effect the artist would like to achieve.

Not only is he a great artist, but he is also a fantastic self promoter  and biz man. On his website under his paintings you can see some of what he calls miniatures. I love this style of painting. Fresh and free and on a small canvas. Many  of his 5 x 7’s are only $100 or so and thru his site you can get deals on his teaching lesson dvds. He also has many 9 by 12 plein aire pieces for sale on his site as well.

This artist grew up in Oklahoma and studied with many well known area artists. He gained national recognition for his paintings entered in the know defunct Arts for the Parks program. His painting of Old Faithful landed inside the top 100 in 1997.

In Denver see his work at  In person his layering technique is impressive and his use of thick paint gives his work a bold energetic feel.

His newest dvd he paints the same scene at 3 different times of day. Very interesting!

Get out there and paint!

New series… Plein Aire Painters… Michael J. Lynch

is one of my favorite painters whose work I see regularly at in Denver on Delaware St. His work is lively and painterly and most often he makes his own frames. His use of clouds to show the roundness of the earth is great. On his own website please check out his small plein aire sketches. His use of color and composition with less than 4 main shapes is to be admired.

He was born in Colorado in 1950 and after studied in chicago but was frustrated at the modern way of painting and thinking that didn’t value realism at all. After moving back to Denver he became part of the Painting Group the Denver 7.

Take some inspiration and get out there and try painting a sunset scene. Soon the change of seasons will be upon us and you will be stuck inside your studio most days. Get out and enjoy while you can!

Keep learning!