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Painting Silvery Light

Zeke Garcia went out into the field, set up to paint, and discovered that he didn’t have a tube of white. The result was an adaption that worked beautifully.

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Plein Air Force: Panache in Port Angeles

Spreading the message of the Plein Air Force is one thing, but actually getting people to try painting outdoors is another. The Paint the Peninsula plein air festival, in Port Angeles, Washington, is going that further step by eliminating a major hurdle … 

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Freeing a River, Painting the Progress

Paola Fiorelle Berthoin feels strongly about removing obsolete dams to help a river become free-flowing and healthy, and she’s found a way to help with this. The California artist is painting the progress of the removal of a dam on the Carmel River, raising awareness about the project and its …

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Taking a Plein Air Cue From Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper’s (1882-1967) best-known paintings were done in the studio, but his evident mastery of light should make it unsurprising that Hopper scholars list more than 100 plein air paintings in his body of work. The Cape Cod Museum of Art and Addison Art Gallery are exploring this with “After …