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Plein Air SIG – Donald

A beautiful river scape by Donald that he posted in our Plein Air Special Interest Group. “Alpine Stream”. 9x 12inches. Oil on Canvas. “I have had 4 weeks on the road largely in the Australian alps...

Plein Air SIG – Filippo

A beautiful landscape by Filippo, 10x15cm oil on board, in our Plein Air Special Interest Group. I started the VAA in April 2018 and worked on Workshops A to C until November 2018. At the moment I am studying at the...

Plein Air SIG – Walter

” View into Pitztal/Tyrol” 18×24 cm

” Two pictures from the same spot, in a different personal mood.”

Abstract Painting SIG – Rhonda Care

A vibrant abstract painting by Rhonda Care, in our Abstract Painting Special Interest Group “Here is something a bit unfinished. I began with the idea of trying an abstract, but it did indeed become...

Congratulations Susan!

I want to share that I sold one of my plein air paintings in the Oregon Lavender Festival Paint out show.  This felt so affirming of all the hard work of studying others work, color harmony, composition, itness of...

Award Winning Paintings, by Jane

It is always nice to see so many VAA students winning prizes for their work and getting recognition. Congratulations to Jane this month for not only one, but two prizes! Both are very nice pieces of work. The first has...

Margate Harbour Arm by Rachel Jane Boxall

Margate Harbour Arm, by Rachel Jane Boxall

I painted this from a photo as I did not have the weather or inclination to stand outside. I used most of the aspects of the workshop F section: the warm/cool palette (which is my favorite).base linesI simplified the...