When Monika Johnson sees someone doing what she tries to do, she finds it inspirational — and she buys the piece. Who’s in her collection?
Utah painter Michelle Condrat says her favorite place to paint can be described as the opposite of the Grand Canyon. Why?
The Oak Group is one of the oldest conservation group featuring artists, and this year, it’s participating in a fundraiser that seeks to add $8 million worth of land to an existing parcel of conserved land along the Santa Barbara coast.
Even in winter, there’s usually fantastic, challenging subject matter … right over your head. PleinAir Today will publish the most interesting paintings of skies and clouds that we receive by February 20.
Oil painter William Pfahl set his sights on a historic town of 3,000 for a series of cityscapes. His pieces examine the nature of light, the charm of older buildings, and the pull of history.
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, “Horizon,” by Paul George.
Plein air painting can be a challenge, but even changing light and other environmental conditions aren’t enough for some folks. Like W. Truman Hosner, a member of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty, who ups the ante considerably with his subject matter.
Distinctive painter Charlie Hunter has a show at North Star Gallery, in Grafton, Vermont, February 17-19.
Tired of winter? Paint on a Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, next month.
Artists are sharing this Etsy product (already sold) that shows how far one can go to make painting materials compact and portable.
Jean Stern judged the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon, setting up a slew of artists to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Who's in?
People sometimes tell Rita Pacheco that they will be visiting the Carlsbad, California, area, and ask her where she recommends they go paint. Without hesitation, she directs them to this place.
The April-May issue of PleinAir magazine features some intriguing artists with useful advice and thoughts on painting, and below we spill the beans on some of highlighted painters.
Look up! PleinAir Today will publish the most interesting paintings of skies and clouds that we receive by February 20.
We all have our plein air painting war stories. California artist Robin Purcell seems to have more than her fair share. One of the more interesting ones involved a helicopter.
Karl Dempwolf is a key figure in California plein air painting, so much so that PleinAir magazine publisher Eric Rhoads will present Dempwolf with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in April. That’s one of the reasons Dempwolf will be there in San Diego. But why else?
The West Coast members of the Salmagundians & Friends plein air group recently had a tough day at the office. Not.
Plein air painting isn’t just about the view in front of you. It’s about the entire environment around you. Danny Griego is exploring this through short videos.
Maryland painter Jill Basham says she collects work by other artists that she thinks is beautiful. But she also does it to learn.
Tomas Honz has an impressive body of work focusing on various sky conditions. It was not done without a fair amount of adversity.