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  • Advice on Your First Plein Air Competition
    Advice on Your First Plein Air Competition Cynthia Rosen seems like she went from zero to 60mph in her painting in virtually no time. This perception is false -- even though she took more than a decade off to raise a family, she still kept her hand in painting in various ways, always growing. But nevertheless, her entrance onto the plein air scene has been striking, both for her adventurous style and for her advanced skill level. So what happened in her first plein air competition recently?
  • Plein Air Critters
    Plein Air Critters Just about every plein air painter has a story about visits from wild animals. But the staff at PleinAir magazine has heard some particularly interesting ones this summer, including one about what writers have called "the most dangerous game."
  • Texas Summer Makes O'Brian Paint From Memory
    Texas Summer Makes O'Brian Paint From Memory Painting a scene from memory and a color study is a hallowed method of producing art. It's also one that Bob O'Brian likes when the Texas summer gets unacceptably hot.
  • Lurking for the Sunrise
    Lurking for the Sunrise Painting a sunrise is a challenge because of the quickly changing light. It's also hard to resist the brilliant colors. Jeremy Sams handled both challenges well.
  • OPPORTUNITY: Northern New York
    OPPORTUNITY: Northern New York An event in Potsdam, New York, promises to pull painters in for a few days of work and play in the Adirondack Mountains.


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