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Painting on the Burbank Mall Terrace

I was invited through the Burbank Art Association and the Burbank Town Mall to the Mall Terrace last Friday to sell art while they had live music and dancing. Here I am painting the view.

Cityscape Painting of Mall Terrace by Oscar Will willtopaint.com
Here is the ‘final’ painting of the Mall Terrace
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BoldPas Plein Air

"BoldPas" Painting of Old Town Pasadena cityscape by Oscar Will

Last weekend I painted with the Weekend Warrior Painters at the annual “BoldPas” event in Pasadena, California. Old Town Pasadena hosted many art events, exhibits, and interactive art installations (fit for selfies etc.) I painted en Plein air along where the installations were on Big Bang Theory Way (an alley in Pasadena named after the show) The view I painted is looking across – I think- Colorado Blvd at the Beanery. I cleaned up the painting this week to sharpen it and here is the result.

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Burbank Art Festival Plein Air Triptych

Burbank Art Festival Plein Air Painting by Oscar Will

This is the painting I did live at the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission booth at the fair. It was a busy day – after I did most of the painting at noon, I returned to my car and took my paintings to the Burbank Art Association ‘booth’ at the mall to sell art. I sold three pieces this weekend. Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity to be there!

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Art for Sale at Burbank Art Festival

Photo of Paintings by Oscar Will on display at the Burbank Art Festival

The weather is sunny and warm today, between rainy days, so come out and see the Art Festival today in Burbank, California!

The Burbank Art Association has art set up on a panels at the mall dining terrace, including my art. There will be face painting and music all day, too.

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Dream up some art at Macy’s Burbank

Below is the flyer for  a new event for kids & new art show opening entitled “Dreams” July 28th, 2018 2-4PM at Macy’s in Burbank, California. Kid’s art events are in the Children’s section on the 3rd floor and the art reception is in the First Floor Elevator Gallery.

Macy's Burbank July 28th 2-4PM Kids, come and make art with the BAA
Art show features two of my paintings, “Ballerina” and “B&W Beach.”

Ballerina acrylic painting by Oscar Will

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St. Leon Armenian Church

Evening Plein air painting with the Weekend Warrior Painters at St. Leon Armenian Church in Burbank, CA. Thank you to the pastor for letting our group paint until 8PM. I am still working on my Cloisonnism painting technique, I have some final details to do but as it is here it’s mostly finished. I will post the final painting.

St. Leon Church painting by Oscar Will
Just before the sun set on a very hot summer day.

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Three Tips For Plein Air Painters

I’ve painted at least a hundred paintings outside in front of my subject (en plein air) from marshes to hillsides to sidewalks. Here are three tips I’d like to share:

1. Be prepared for any weather. I always carry a long-sleeved shirt in case it gets cold. I also carry two hats, one lighter to block the sun and the other is heavier with neck coverage.

2. Be prepared to improvise. I always carry a pocket knife for times I need to make a pallette from cardboard or cut a plastic bottle in half to use for paint water.

3. Bring a folding chair. The best places to paint don’t always have seating. Sometimes I’ll stand and put my supplies in the chair.

Painter Oscar Will painting en plein air at Greystone Manor
Painting at Greystone Manor. I use an old tackle box to hold my paints.

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Painting at the Burbank Arts Festival

Thank you to the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission! They asked members of the Burbank Art Association to volunteer to do live painting demonstrations at their booth at the Burbank Art Festival April 14 & 15th.

The booth was very colorful. I painted the view up Palm St.Painting at Burbank Arts Festival

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Plein Air Exhibition April 12th

Come see the exhibition of art from the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival!

April 12th

5pm-9pm Exhibition of all completed art eligible for sale and competition at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 401 S. Main Street, Los Angeles 90013.

5pm-7pm The public is invited to vote for their favorite painting to select an “Audience Choice” winner. Voting closes at 7:00pm.

7:30pm Award Reception – Join us as we recognize the outstanding paintings in various categories and award the winning prizes, including the Audience Choice Winner and the Grand Prize Winner.

Lanyard given to Los Angeles Plein Air Festival
I felt so proud to be a part of the Festival.