A Few Favorite Follows: Plein Air Edition

When I was doing a live video on my instagram, I was asked about urban sketchers I would recommend following. That was such a big question to answer while painting, so I decided to do a round up over here instead. It's a month or two after the fact, but here are some of my favorite urban sketchers/plein air painters to follow! When in doubt, also look over at the Urban Sketchers Blog and check out the lists of teachers at every symposium! Also, looking at Urban Sketchers on instagram and a lot of the different chapters' instagrams will often repost from a number of different artists, and are great places to find new people to follow! This is not an exhaustive list, but just a handful of my

Let's Talk About Neon

A few notes on painting neon! I talked about lighting in this post back in May, and touched on nocturnes in general, but neon has some of its own rules! First step? Consider your palette. Do you have bright, high chroma colors that can help you replicate the glow of neon? Here are my favorites. There are thirteen colors here. If I had to go down to twelve, I would take out the New Gamboge. Controversial choice, perhaps, but I very rarely need it for something I can't do with the Quinacridone Deep Gold or Rich Green Gold (and with those, there is often less mixing involved!). Neon isn't usually yellow, your standard colors are various reds, deep oranges, pinks, and sometimes blue or green. Ni

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