I borrowed this phrase from the recently deceased Canadian painter Robert Genn who believed that there is only so much we can learn about how to paint from the many fine instructors and resources available today. The true learning comes from going off on our own and just doing it - Go to your room!

I have had the good fortune to take instruction from outstanding artists in Canada and the USA. I continue to work on my own development ( Going to MY room!) . I share, through this blog and workshops, what I have learned and what others have shared with me.

I created this blog primarily for those attending my workshops to keep in touch and to further share as we grow together. If others are interested in following that would be great.

Enjoy the journey.

Monday 7 January 2013

New ArtByte - Acrylic Plein Air

Three Above Canmore,  Acrylic on Linen Board, 11x14 - painted from the RV parking lot

Painting plein air is one of the great joys and challenges of  landscape painting. My approach to plein air in acrylics has changed greatly over the past eight years. In my third ArtByte for Daily Paintworks I describe my progression though various set ups to what I use today. 

Visit Daily Paintworks Art Tutorials  and go to Brian Buckrell, My Acrylic Plein Air Set up. Its free. 

I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and are off to a wonderful New Year full of painting.

I experienced a bit of a setback. I developed a vitreous body separation from my retina causing the loss of much of my sight in my right eye. Painting has become a new challenge as has  working on the computer. As a result, I probably won't be posting for a while until it improves or until  I adapt. 


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