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An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

As the volunteer coordinator of the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters, Joan Vienot has her hands full, choosing sites across Okaloosa and Walton County where the group can meet to paint en plein air every Wednesday morning. Joan swears by the practice of plein air painting, finding that it has helped her to improve herself as a painter in every way, from composition, to mixing colors correctly, to capturing light and feeling, to professionally presenting her work. Selling her pool service business two years ago, Joan counts May 1 of this year as the date she can say she became a full-time artist, finally no longer required to consult or serve as contractor for the business she had owned. She says that her studio work is lightyears ahead of where it would be if she had not been practicing en plein air the whole while. Each Sunday evening finds Joan emailing more than 450 “members” to advise of the next Wednesday’s painting location and other news of interest to plein air painters. Usually anywhere from 3 to 15 painters show up. To join the email list, write to Joan@ECPleinAir.com. Joan laughs that she herself received the invitations for 8 years before she started coming! To see photos of the painters and paintings, visit www.Facebook.com/EmeraldCoastPleinAirPainters.
 

Joan Vienot is gaining National Recognition

Local plein air painter Joan Vienot is gaining national recognition with her acceptance into the juried Estes Valley Plein Air Event, in Estes Park, Colorado. She and the 35 other accepted artists each will be painting his or her choice of subjects in that vicinity, which includes scenic Rocky Mountain National Park. The artists will be competing for sales and $11,000 in prizes at this event. Their work will be displayed at the Art Center of Estes Park during the month of September, 2018. Joan’s studio painting, Devil’s Backbone First Light (Loveland, Colorado), 10×20, oils, is one of the works by 8 of the artists which will be in the full-page event ad in the internationally-distributed Plein Air Magazine. Joan posts her work and blogs at www.joanvienot.com. She can be contacted (850) 259-8394 for commissions, instruction, and purchaes. She coordinates the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters — write her at pleinairemeraldcoast@gmail.com to be added to the ECPAP weekly painting location notification email list.
 

Plein Air Painting Workshop!

 

Plein air painting offers a fun way to quickly improve your skills in seeing and painting. Joan Vienot, winner of the 2016 Bagdad Milton Plein Air Paint-Out and the 2015 Lynn Haven Local Color Plein Air Festival Paint-Out, will present how to utilize shape-making to start a plein air painting in a way that will offer a high likelihood of success. Joan will show how to use recognizable shapes to make an interesting composition, will give tips and practice in thumbnail sketching using two and three values, and will demonstrate the initial layout of the composition using identifiable shapes. Joan will paint in oils, but the concepts also apply if using other media. This One-day workshop in Watersound Origins will immediately be followed by the two-day Flutterby festival and plein air paint-out at that same location. The recommended supply list for this workshop is at http://joanvienot.com/workshops/joan-vienot-day-workshop-en-plein-air. Call CAA to register, (850) 622-5970. $40 for members. November 10, 9am – 3pm. Watersound Cafe, 573 Pathways Dr Suite 101, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Plein air painter Joan Vienot is displaying 3 paintings in the exhibit of New Zealand paintings by artists who traveled on Plein Air Magazine’s Publisher’s Invitational Trip in February. The New Zealand show is at On The Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday May 6. 35 works by 12 artists will be shown through May 26, 2017.

Hobbiton, 8×10, oils on linen panel, painted en plein air.

News from Artist Joan Vienot

Joan Vienot is one of The Foster Gallery’s 15 juried artists for Winter Rotation. Her work will be on display through February 25, 2016. The opening reception is December 7, 2016. The Foster Gallery is a co-op gallery managed by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The Gallery is beside Ben-and-Jerry’s in the Market Shops of Sandestin, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. For more information, go to www.joanvienot.com.
 

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Meet Local Plein Air Painter and Sketch Artist Joan Vienot

Joan’s paintings are energetic and full of luscious strokes that draw you in with plenty of texture and color. When I first met Joan, she was painting outside as she often does. Unfazed by flies and hot Florida afternoon sun, she whipped out a painting in oil of some bicycles and palm trees near Rosemary Beach. Her fluid style is catchy. It’s no wonder that painting was purchased within a few minutes of completion. Joan’s passion for art is evident in her style and passion. You are in for a real treat if you have not already experienced Joan’s artwork. I encourage you to visit her website at http://joanvienot.com. You can also read more about her on this website here.