Adam Celeban - Artist, Illustrator & Designer

All of Adam's articles or artworks labelled as “En Plein Air” are shown below.

View Artworks Traditional Painting, En Plein Air, Australia.

Oxford Falls

Oxford Falls - Adam Celeban 2012

27th January 2012 - acrylic on canvas.

In January 2012, I organised to go painting in the bush with my artist and friend, Arto Heino. It seemed like Sydney's non-stop raining summers had finally finished, but we still needed to cover our easels and run to the trees for cover every so often… and just wait it out. Arto managed to make a start on a few paintings, but I was determined to completely finish this one painting.

I've been observing the Australian landscape a lot recently, and this painting gave me an opportunity to express a more stylistic and slightly "Seussian" interpretation, especially of the trees' wavy trunks and branches, and the cloud-like canopies of leaves.

View Artworks Traditional Painting, En Plein Air, Australia.

En Plein Air Painting Workshop

Austinmer Headland - Adam Celeban 2010Austinmer Beach - Adam Celeban 2010

Duration: each approx 3-6 hours.

I was privileged enough to be offered the opportunity to attend a 3-day "en plein air" painting workshop. It was the first workshop to be held at the The Outlook Artist's Residence in Austinmer (1 hour south of Sydney).

The workshop was held by artist and friend, Rudy Kistler
(who is an excellent teacher too, by the way).

Featured here are my paintings from the workshop. To the left is the first day's study, looking out from a headland at Austinmer beach. Below that, to the left, is a costal landscape painted from the vantage point of the old, run-down Headland Hotel.
And below is a painting of a creek flowing under a shady spot on a little bridge by Austinmer train station.

Creek at Austinmer Station - Adam Celeban 2010