• First Brush of Spring 2017

    The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association First Brush of Spring event is a 4 day event in New Harmony, Indiana where artists from all over the midwest come into town and spend 4 days painting scenes from around the area. Friend and awesome artist, Jed Dorsey,  & I got into town right around the same time. […]

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  • My Plein Air Setup & Supplies

    Standard Plein Air Supplies: Rembrandt Oils: 118 Titanium White 208 Cad Yellow Light 227 Yellow Ochre 377 Perm Red Medium 342 Brown Madder Deep 534 Cerulean 506 Ultramarine Deep 409 Burnt Umber 411 Burnt Sienna Plein Air Easel, My Custom made “Normand Box” Tripod: SIRUI T-005X Ultra Compact Aluminum Alloy Tripod Custom made Wet Panel Box, […]

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  • The Making of “Outside”

    This is a combination of two posts written by the Harrison Center’s Art Director, Pam Allee, for their website: What a month it has been for the Harrison Gallery! Plein air painter Justin Vining’s epic show, Outside, was a huge success, with over 70 pieces selling on opening night. Herron High School senior Charlie Sorrells and […]

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  • “Outside” Opening & Show Images

    Me & C.W. Mundy My high school art teacher, Mr. Hassett, who inspired me to become an artist.    

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  • Making a Painting Live on Indy Style

    On February 2nd I created a painting live on Wish-TV 8’s morning show, Indy Style. I started the painting at the beginning of the episode and by the end of the hour long show I had a finished landscape painting of one of my favorite Indy Parks scenes in the city.  Check out a few […]

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  • Recent NUVO Articles

    Justin Vining’s dramatic change in style on display at annual Harrison solo show Indy’s plein air painting pair, Benny Sanders and Justin Vining

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  • Painting in Mexico

    My wife and I recently celebrated our second anniversary in Mexico at the same resort we honeymooned at. I was looking forward to relaxing on the beach with her but also felt compelled to take my paints. I had always wanted to try Guoache and I figured vacation would be a great time to try […]

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  • 5 Months in the Making – The Urschel Laboratories Mural

    Below I walk through a bit of the process, the content, and the journey of creating this piece and at the end please enjoy the time lapse video of me creating this awesome mural. Here I am rolling on a layer of gesso. Preliminary mapping out the composition in charcoal Since the mural is almost […]

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  • Urschel Laboratories Mural

    About two years ago, I was approached by Rick Urschel, a long-time collector of my work and CEO of Urschel Laboratories, about creating a mural in their new world headquarters located near Valparaiso, Indiana. After many discussions and progress on the new headquarters, I’ll officially begin creating a 10×40′ mural featuring a historical timeline of their company […]

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  • Behind the Scenes – Creating a Show

    This is a glimpse into my studio for the 2 months it took me to create the 40 new works for my solo exhibit “Vanishing Points”. Here are a few of the concept sketches: Nappanee Farm Sketch   Sheridan Farm Sketch   Wall Farm Sketch   Deceptively Warm Sketch   Platinum Twilight Sketch   Inspired […]

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