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Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:06

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?

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:52

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."

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:50

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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:36

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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:34

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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:33

Parting Shot: Following Payne

Some artists seek out Payne -- Edgar Payne, that is. This group found the landscapes that inspired him in the Sierras.

A perennially successful Rhode Island event sold about 500 paintings one recent weekend.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:06

How Berber Children Changed Aaron Schuerr's Approach Featured

Aaron Schuerr painted in Morocco recently, for the second time in two years. He now thinks about art -- not just his, but art in general -- in a different way.

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