December 13 is the deadline for the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society's Third Annual Juried Art Show, which will be on view January 18 through April 6, 2014, at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri.
New York City may not be the first place one thinks of for plein air painting. But the artists who live there find great inspiration in the buildings and bridges, as well as in the wooded parks and waterways of the Big Apple. And a little weather won't stop them.
Every Monday, a group of Dallas painters gather to paint and celebrate buildings in the area that have historical or architectural value, highlighting their importance.
Public television continues to shine the spotlight on plein air painting. Last week, Lakeland Public Television, a partnership of two TV stations in Minnesota, interviewed artists participating in an event sponsored by the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, Minnesota, for a special that serves as an excellent introduction to outdoor painting.
Randy Smith will reassure you that the only thing you need for an interesting painting is good light conditions.
Among war stories plein air painters tell are tales about the absurd interruptions they experience while working. Painting requires concentration, and wacky questions or unintentionally insulting comments may not create the best environment for that. But Linda Rosso suggests turning this attitude on its head.