In the fall of 2018 I left a very personally meaningful academic day-job that I had pursued while also maintaining my art career. I was finally able to take the long-anticipated leap and finally shift my attention from being a ‘hybrid -artist’ to a full-time focus on my own art-making and on my private teaching Continue Reading »
Tag Archives: Plein air Painting
Written on July 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm, by Helen
I have just returned from a splendid ten days of non-stop plein air painting (and skitter swatting) in the lake country around Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. It was my extreme pleasure to bring my art research through observation to the University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station as a part of a new artist residency program. I Continue Reading »
Categories: A Painting A day, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Residencies, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, environmental art, Plein air Painting, Watercolor
Written on December 26, 2011 at 2:34 am, by Helen
Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory.
Written on July 23, 2011 at 2:45 am, by Helen
Written on July 5, 2011 at 4:33 am, by Helen
Introducing the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project that Fairbanks artists Nikki Kinne and Helen Klebesadel agreed to undertake with an eye toward sharing simple playful paintings across the distance between Wisconsin and Alaska.