Plein Air painters – Alert! Join the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association and spend two gorgeous garden days during the summer of 2013 at the Digging Dakota Garden of Storybook Cottage, Bismarck, North Dakota home of Susan and Erik Holland. You can register at BAGA by visiting their website www.bismarck-art.org or calling 701-223-5986. Or, if you are in the area, stop by the BAGA offices at 422 E. Front Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota.
What is plein air, you ask. Basically, it is painting outside. Plain air. French for “open air”. Being in the real air, not in a studio, to capture “in the moment” the colorful beauty of nature around you.
A few Resources and References to explore
The Plein Air Painters of America - http://www.p-a-p-a.com/
A wonderful PBS show about the history of Plein Air Painting – The American Landscape. http://www.pbs.org/programs/plein-air/
http://www.askart.com/AskART/interest/Plein_Air_Painting_1.aspx?id=26&pg=style for more information on plein air painting from AskArt
Just search “plein air” and you will be delighted with all the results that arise.
These two days are dedicated to my mother, Marian Seymour Stevenson Hebard. She was an excellent artist, and hosted Southern California artists many times in her extraordinary gardens in Tustin and Santa Ana, California. What a wonderful inspiration she was, and continues to be, to so many of us.