Art of Betty J. Billups

Catalina Island
Plein Air Painting


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Restless Tide12x16Plein Air Painting -CATALINA ISLAND, plein air painters of America, paintings, ocean, harbors, eucalyptus, bourgainvilleas,commissioned paintings;commissions;commissioned landscape - Art of Betty J. BillupsCatalina Island 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
Restless Tide
12x16
Plein Air Painting

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For anyone who has not painted dingies tied to one source of anchorage, you will never appreciate this piece...or paintings by other artists of the same. Almost worse than clouds on a windy day, actually, this is worse...because of the man made structure that has to be maintained, throughout the painting process.
This one is now in the collection of a Nationally known wildlife artist, Terry Lee, of Coeur d'Alene Idaho!

All of the plein air paintings in this section were created between 1986 and 1996, during the annual Plein Air Painters of America Show.

In 1985, Denise approached me while at a show in Scottsdale Arizona, asking me to join a group she was putting together. At the time, there was maybe 12 or so of us, but over the years other artists were invited to join PAPA. Many artists in the U.S., who paint "en plein air," really owe a debt of gratitude to Denise for her great vision, and starting the ball to roll, to help "rediscover" plein air painting!

This was also accomplished by years of national advertising in 3 to 4 major art publications, which Billups was the sole advertising chairman, setting up all ads in all publications for those initial years.


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