Monday, March 2, 2009

John Budicin

Born in Rovigno, D'lstria, Italy, John moved to California at the age of 11 where he went to college and continues to live today. After several years as a commercial artist and freelance illustrator, he became a plein air artist when his employer moved out of state. John paints outdoors almost every day and many of his paintings are close to his home in San Bernardino, California. (Pictured on the left, Worth the Wait, Oil, 14" x 18")

John is not only a plein air painter but also spends several weeks each year teaching workshops all around the US and Italy.

"I have always found painting outdoors to be exhilarating. Mother Nature is the best teacher and if you make a commitment to be out there day after day, she will "speak" to you. During the painting process, many changes take place before you. Perhaps a beam of light will illuminate a particular area, or a cloud pattern will form. The foreground may go into shadow, making the composition more dramatic. If you pay attention to these changes and incorporate them into your work, it will be more interesting, exciting and believable." - John Budicin


Anonymous said...

About three years ago, I attended a Budicin workshop in Colorado. His demos spoke much about the process even tho he was not a very talkative teacher. His sense of humor was delightful and his gentle manner remains with me as if the workshop was just yesterday. Oh, and I learned a few things! Gerri in CO.

Judsons Art Outfitters said...

That's good to know. Thanks for the comment, Gerri!