A number of American artists participated in Art in the Open 2011, a plein air painting event in Wexford, Ireland from July 26 - August 4, 2011 that included a 3-day competition ending on July 31, 2011. Enjoy the 22-minute video that includes interviews with the participating artists.
Because PleinAir magazine celebrates painting directly from nature, we recommend a new DVD that provides instruction in painting a portrait from life. Ignat Ignatov, an exciting young California artist, has just released an informative DVD on his ala prima oil painting techniques.
The Guenzel Gallery of the Peninsula School of Art in Wisconsin produced a short video review of the paintings created during the 5th Annual Door County Plein Air Festival that concluded July 23, 2011.
In the fall issue of PleinAir Magazine, we report on one of the most significant educational programs for plein air painter, The Hudson River Fellowship (HRF). In this video, Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, interviews Jacob Collins, one of the founders of the HRF and the Grand Central Academy of Art. The interview was produced for American Painting Video Magazine, an informative series of filmed interviews with some of todayâ€™s most important artists.