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16x20 Plein Air Painting


Musical Notes</I)16x20 Plein Air Painting -paintings + snow; paintings + clouds; landscape; Plein air paintings - Art of Betty J. BillupsSnow & Clouds Plein Air PaintingAny original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print to fit your size requirement for home or office!For More OriginalsClick here
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16x20 Plein Air Painting


This is my front yard! Well, as much as the "woods" can be one's "front yard"! I lived here for years, before I had the courage to attempt to do a plein air creation, in the snow! Being a 16x20, this took a few hours of intense observation...AND going into the house, to warm up my fingers!!! After about 5 to 10 minutes, my fingers were so numb, I could not hang onto the brush!! BUT, was well worth the pain and determination!!

PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF AMERICA (PAPA) was created by Denise Burns, but Billups set up the promotion for PAPA thru 22 full page ads a year from '87 thru '95 which created this AWESOME PLEIN AIR MOVEMENT thru out the USA, placing ads in about 5 major publications, including:
SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE,
ART WEST,
ARTISTS OF THE ROCKIES,
ART OF THE WEST,
ART TALK,
and a few times in Art Connoisseur Magazine.

As a result, PAPA went from a membership of less than 20 members, to a select membership of 35 nationally and internationally known artists, and for many whose names have received recognition thru their association with PAPA.

Also, thru out the USA, there are dozens, if not hundreds of "plein air organizations"...all due to the 6+ years
that Billups created national ads, for PAPA~~~

Letter from another artist:
Betty, your work is wonderful regardless of size. You have the "artist's eye", married with natural talent that you were blessed with at birth, excellent training, great skill, and mastery of the brush and paint. Each painting reflects these things. You cannot go wrong!! Your work is truly beautiful!! Kris Ellen Jenott


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