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

February 1-3, 2019 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 each session we gather together for a group critique. 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 buffet lunch exclusively for registered PFF-Paint-Out Artists and Volunteers. Your guests may join the lunch for $10 each.



PLEIN FUN FEST Friday Paint-Out Participating Artists

Linda Apriletti
Bob Barfknecht
Kathryn Barry
Karen Beauprie
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Alfred Biegel
Andrea Candlin
Gretchen Cocuzza
Bette Coningsby
Bob Coningsby
Carolyn Covert
Kathleen Denis
Shawn Escott
Kevin Feary
Linda Fleischman
Barry Frishman
Sue Ginter
Connie Hanselman
Michelle Held
David Huebsch
Manny Jomok
Wendy  Jones
Connie Kerwick-Kearns
June Knopf
Marjet Lesk
Marilyn Liedman
Mary B Lynch
Frances Lynn
Patricia Maguire
Domenick Maldari
Charlotte Maloney
Ted Matz
Grace Mcgann
Pat McGoey
Maggie Merkow
Mary Mirabito
Claudia Moriarty
Cary Moscato
Candy Neff
Ralph Papa
Carol Perez
Lynn Peterson
Mary Lou Pults
Antwan Ramar
Lester Salazar
Manon Sander
Jim Sechiano
Natalie Sobo
Deborah Spencer
Elaine N. St George
Julia Stevens
Valmiro Tascon
Lorrie B Turner
Donna Walsh
Sheila Wolff
Robine Wright


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.