Paint-Out with Critique, Plein Air Competition &
Paint the Beach for FUN!!

January 27-29, 2018 Delray Beach

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Plein Fun Fest is incorporating our regular program of painting out and group critique into the weekend. From November to May we paint once a week. At the end of the second week we gather together for a group technique. It is a great way for artists to socialize, have fun and learn from one another. Manny Jomok has been running this program for PAPB and is the chair person for this event. We will be painting in the morning and then having the critique in the Field House along with a lunch buffet exclusively for registered PFF-Paint-Out Artists and Volunteers.



PLEIN FUN FEST Friday Paint-Out Participating Artists

As soon as the list of participating artists is ready it will be posted here..

Marc Anderson
Adrienne Aronson
Holly Austin
Kathryn Barry
Alfred Biegel
Doris Boudens
Michael Boudins
Linda Chapley
Bette Coningsby
Bob Coningsby
Shawn Escort
Kevin Feary
Robert Fisher
Linda Fleshing
Pamela Giarratana
Sue Ginter
Brenda Gordon
Michelle Held
Catherine Hillis
David Huebsch
Diane Hutchinson
Wendy Jones
Shawn Dell Joyce
Debra Kennedy
Connie Keratoderma
Carol Launder
Marjet Lesk
Frances Lynn
Patricia Meagre
Domenick Madurai
Charlotte Maloney
Don Martinetti
Grace Mcgann
Margaret Merkow
Mary Mirabito
Claudia Moriarty
Cary Moscato
Steve Nash
Candy Neff
Ralph Papa
Carol Perez
Lynn Peterson
Mary Lou Pults
Lynda Pyka
Antwan Ramar
Linda Richichi
Elliot Rivera
Lester Salazar
Manon Sander
Leslie Sanders
James Sechiano
Amy Sechiano
Deborah Spencer
Elaine St George
Julia Stevens
Ron Sumner
Colleen Thompson
Lorrie B Turner
Ruth Palombo Weiss
Sheila Wolff


CRITIQUING ART - this is the general format we use for the group critique.

Some helpful concepts and ideas when critiquing art:

  1. The goal of critiquing is to help the artist grow, stretch and learn.
  2. When you critique, you give feedback that might help improve the art piece.
  3. Being honest, sincere and specific with your comments using the “praise sandwich” format can be an effective way
    of critiquing. (2 positive comments with a negative one in-between).
  4. Understanding the artist’s intention beforehand may save unnecessary critical comments.
  5. Accept comments as being constructive. Being defensive will only discourage anyone from making
    any comments at all about your work.
  6. When critiquing, take a good look at the art piece and ask yourself:
    • What are my first impressions?
    • What emotions or excitement does the piece invoke in me and why?
    • How can I be critical without being hurtful and condescending?
  7. Elements of composition can be discussed to help those present, both new and advanced in their skills; understanding
    and applying basic elements of composition can help to produce aesthetically pleasing art. These elements include the use of:
    • Line
    • Color
    • Shapes and forms
    • Texture
    • Perspective and proportions

Also ideas such as avoiding tangents, using strong and contrasting colors on your main focus, and creating tension and interest
by avoiding symmetrical composition can be discussed openly.

  1. The artist whose piece is being critiqued can ask for specific help and opinions, thanking those who comment in return.
  2. Don’t be afraid to make comments. Art is subjective with room for sharing a variety of constructive and helpful ideas.
  3. We can always learn from each other.