I've decided to make at least one post per week even if I don't have any of my own work to show off. Happily just in the last few days I've come across two plein air painters that I'm very excited about. An artist friend of mine once told me that she was so into her own art that she never wanted to buy paintings by anyone else. I didn't really understand her feelings because I love to look at the work of other artists. It's exciting and motivates me in my own art. Besides, I'm a collector at heart and I don't think it's ever bad to support creative people. It's so much fun to buy a wonderful painting, hang it and enjoy looking at it. I only buy paintings that I like, things that speak to me - I've been interested in paintings of northern New Mexico scenes but these two artists I'm going to tell you about today are both from Northern California and paint plein air landscapes from that region.
Personally I find that the artists I'm drawn to usually have a background in illustration and these two are no exception. I hope you'll check out their web sites and enjoy their wonderful work.
Paul Kratter http://www.paulkratter.com/ and
Timothy Horn http://www.horndesign.com/
Enjoy - hope you're having a great week!