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  Impressionism in America Collection
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  Profile: David Rankin
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  An Artist's Tour of Provence - Part III
  An Artist's Tour of Provence - Part II
  An Artist's Tour of Provence - Part I
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  A Beautiful Obsession - Perspectives No. 202
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  A Painting Journey Along the Mighty Mississippi River
  Profile: Richard Lindenberg
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  Abiquiu, New Mexico Slide Show
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  Profile: Robert Genn
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  Painting in the Flint Hills
  Watching Gondolas in Venice Slide Show
  A gallery of New Mexico paintings
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  A Secret Place - Perspectives No. 63
  A Gallery of Lowcountry Watercolor Paintings by John Hulsey
  Picturing Charleston - Perspectives No. 57
  A Painting Trip to the Lowcountry: Charleston, South Carolina
  Profile: West Fraser
  Voices of Experience - An Interview with West Fraser
  Poet-Painter of the Mississippi - Perspectives No. 51
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  Our Favorite 10 Easy-to-Access Painting Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park
  Profile: Rob Evans
  Pennsylvania Arts Experience Artist Trail
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  The Great Adirondack Paint-Out - Perspectives No. 35
  Life on the Hudson
  Painting Water - Perspectives No. 34
  A Plein Air Painting Trip to Venice
  Water Music - Perspectives No. 22
  Profile: Kim Casebeer
  Voices of Experience - An Interview with Kim Casebeer
  The First Artists - Perspectives No. 18
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  Painting in the Dordogne River Valley of France
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  Step-By-Step Oil Painting Demonstration - November Gold, by John Hulsey
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  Plein Air Pastel Painting in Tuscany - Part II
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  Profile: Albert Handell
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  Finding Gold Along the Rio Grande
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  Gore Creek I - Developing a large studio oil painting from watercolor sketches done on location
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  A Checklist for Painting Overseas
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  Painting in Rocky Mountain National Park
 
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A Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes

Nocturnes - A Primer on Night Painting

Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.

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Building Value and Detail, Soaring, Watercolor, © John HulseySoaring - A Step by Step WC Demo

 

Mustang Sally's, 16 x 20", oil on panel © Patrick SaundersVoices of Experience:Patrick Saunders


California Gold, 1924, William WendtCalifornia Impressionism


Oil Painting of the Beach - Scarborough © Malcolm LudvigsenVoices of
Experience:Malcolm
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John Singer Sargent, A Dinner Table at Night, 1884dges Make a Painting Sing


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Troubadours, 30 x 40", oil, © Ann Trustyemeral Beauty:Painting the Floral Still Life

 
The Adirondack Guide, Winslow Homer, Watercolor, 1894
Watercolor Brushes - The Real 411

 

Fishermen Hauling the Net on Skagen's North Beach, 1883, Peder Severin KroyerThe Nordic Painters of Skagen

 

Young Woman at the Piano, 1876, Pierre Auguste RenoirBlack:The Queen of All Colors

 


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Detail of Afternoon Glow watercolor by John Hulseyercolor Mixing Secrets


Landscape with Sunrise by Claude MonetThe Perspectives Archive

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Photograph of John Hulsey and Ann Trusty in Glacier National Park
We are artists, authors and teachers with over 40 years of experience in painting the world's beautiful places. We created The Artist's Road in order to share our knowledge and experiences with you, and create a community of like-minded individuals.  You can learn more about us and see our original paintings by clicking on the links below.
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