the art and times of a plein air painter



The art and related matters, RGS

It's Show Time!

“FOUR ARTS SAKE” Join me and 20 of my latest works at the Tim Murphy Gallery of Art on February 8, 7-8:30 as I join Dennis Brookerd, Carl D’Amico, and Kermit Dyer for this grand gala event. I will be featuring works both plein air and studio from around the country. Tim Murphy Art Gallery 5701 Merriam Drive Merriam, KS 66205 913-322-5550 Sponsored by the City of Merriam, and the Merriam Parks and Recreation.

Painting Workshops

En Plein Air Texas

San Angelo, Texas. The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the San Angelo & area communities will welcome 35 Competition Artists coming from 18 states to paint the town and surrounding countryside this October. Artists were selected by juror Roger Dale Brown out of a talented field of applicants from 27 states and Canada.

Moving On

Through adversity we paint, and in it sometimes comes our best comes forward. This is a painting from the “Chase County Plein Air Festival.” I had passed this scene at different times of day, and decided on an early morning try. Up well before the sun, I had to guess on where my bovine subjects were. Not so easy, I was asked to “move on” by a rancher, then the cows moved on, and in came a skunk, and I politely urged her to “move on”. But as plein air artists we do our best and go on from there.

Always something

The life of an artist is a bit different than many, the life of a plein air artist is stranger still. A little looser, and you can't let things get to you.

the MVIS

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.Summers painting on location at Indian Cave State Park, with fellow MVIS founders Jeff Sparks and Rachel Mindrup. (not shown, Brent Seevers) Here some of the ideas on creating a group for representational artists, to help grow, and build impressionistic art in the upper Midwest were formed. (Loosely, mostly we painted )

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“I am inspired by creation. I am driven by the experience. 

“I paint the land that I claim to be a part of. It is not to replicate the scene before me, more to bring back a piece of what took me there in the first place.”

R. Gregory Summers AIS/OPS



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