West Wind Fine Art on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with artwork by master artists Richard Schmid, Clyde Aspevig, Nancy Guzig, Carol Guzman-Aspevig, Daniel J. Keys, Judy Stach, and Timothy R. Thies. A paint-out and demonstration are also planned.
As PleinAir reaches more and more outdoor painting enthusiasts, the selection of the cover image becomes more significant -- and sometimes controversial. But there wonâ€™t be any argument about the stunning plein air painting by Jean Perry on the cover of the next issue. Find out more about her approach to outdoor painting.
In the November, 2012 digital edition of PleinAir magazine, Minnesota artist Kami Mendlik explains how her subconscious response to subjects is sometimes as motivating as her direct observations of nature.
On the trip to Italy during which Todd A. Williams created the painting that just won the First Prize in the PleinAir Magazine Salon competition, he applied thick strokes of oil colors to panels he prepared by swirling and dabbing acrylic gesso. â€śTextures give my paintings more vitality, energy, and individuality,â€ť he explains.
In the digital edition of the Fall, 2011 issue of PleinAir magazine, we feature an artist who didnâ€™t become involved in plein air painting until he completed his career as a software developer, corporate executive, and M.I.T. professor. â€śAfter taking basic art courses and collecting paintings, I found that plein air painting satisfied my interests in art and the enjoyment of nature,â€ť says Fred L. Luconi.