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Celeste McCollough
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I paint. I write about painting. I paint.
I paint. I write about painting. I paint.

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Limitless Palettes
A good steak can often be enhanced by a lovely sauce -- say Marsala wine and shallots or a rich butter sauce. But truthfully, to taste a wonderful steak at its best, no sauce at all is a great way to go. When the steak is adorned, one has to ask, is it abou...
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The Tonal Underpainting
I often say, "I don't always start with a tonal underpainting, but I never regret it when I do. I often regret it when I don't." A tonal underpainting lays out the painting in monochromatic tonal values without regard to color. Tonal Underpainting for "On t...
The Tonal Underpainting
The Tonal Underpainting
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New Plein Air Made Simple Workshop -- June 10 - 12
I'm delighted to be teaching another Plein Air Made Simple workshop from June 10 - 12 at Turnipseed Nursery Farms in Fayetteville, GA.  Following demonstrations and concepts explored in the teaching studio to make plein air manageable, we will step outside ...
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Carlson Says . . .
Once a week, I paint en plein air with some painting buddies.  We've been doing it for over a year now, and we can each see the consistent progress in our individual work and in the work of the group as a whole. There really is no substitute for practice. S...
Carlson Says . . .
Carlson Says . . .
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Plein Air Made Simple! A workshop April 18 - 20
I'm looking forward to teaching this workshop April 18 - 20 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA.  For more information and to register, go to  Plein Air Made Simple with Celeste McCollough . Starting in the studio, we will explore strategie...
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Seize the Moment!
This post, written at the end of last year, is dedicated to a dear friend who has left us. I am thankful for one who exemplified the motto "to seize the moment," and I dedicate this post to him. Seize the Moment! Recently, I had the joy of visiting family i...
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Time and Tide Wait for No One
Recently, I had the joy of spending a week at the beach. Yes, I feel very fortunate! Beach Path Celeste McCollough www.TupeloStudio.com Have you ever noticed how lost in time you can become when you sit quietly, watch, listen to, feel, and absorb the rhythm...
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Dare To Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Like pretty much everyone else I know, I crave praise. It’s not something of which I’m proud, but I confess it as one of those truths I cannot deny. Praise not only feels good, it is also important for all of us as we work to enhance our skills. Equally imp...
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Home Is Where the Beauty Is
Plein air painting - that is, painting live in the field
with Mother Nature staring the painter right in the face - is all the rage
these days. As a native of the Southeast, I can’t help but notice that the
American West, particularly the Southwest, stands ...
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The Self Portrait - An Unexpected Exercise in Mindfulness
One of my favorite books to thumb through when I have some time is a compilation of 500 self portraits of artists through the ages. Many of the great masters are represented in the book, and because of their self portraits, we can often see, not just the wo...
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