One of the best aspects of Plein Eire site is the ability to post artwork easily. Amateur and professional artists are equally welcome to do so. However, we know that commercial galleries visit this site regularly to view the artwork. Therefore, it is important that all the paintings are well-presented and the site maintains an orderly, professional appearance. To ensure this, it is essential to follow some simple housekeeping rules.
This is a plein air site, so please respect that ethos. There is nothing wrong with still-lifes, portraits or landscapes painted in the studio - but they do not belong here.
There are many other sites where you can post whatever you wish.
You may post photos of Paint-outs, easels and equipment or the scene you were painting in a Blog or a Forum thread. Photographs may be posted as a slide-show or video - but not under 'Artwork'.
This means the artwork should be photographed in focus, with minimal glare, no flash used and square-on ie. not tapering along the sides . See the discussion thread 'Photographing Paintings' for some helpful tips on how to take shots of your paintings with a basic digital camera.
As the site matures, Plein Eire's admin team will be increasingly rigorous in deleting items which contravene these criteria.
Last updated by Plein Eire Administrator Jan 10, 2012.