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Painting the Town in Texas Hill Country

Activities during this plein air event included Student Art Day, a VIP auction, a quick draw competition, and more. See who took home awards!
Plein air artist quotes - Thomas Jefferson Kitts - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Houses and Trees

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Painting trips - OutdoorPainter.com

How You Can Be Part Of A Paint Tribe

When our batteries run down, we’re not giving the best we can offer. Imagine a week with a big smile, just spending time painting, relaxing, and simply talking like the old days … and not having a care in the world.

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How to paint landscapes - OutdoorPainter.com

How to Use “Concept” to Create a Successful Painting, From the Start

As artists we must decide what we want the viewer to take away from our creations and determine how best to communicate it.
Plein air art supplies - OutdoorPainter.com

A DIY “Micro” Pochade for Painting Outdoors

How one outdoor painter is making the most of plein air with this artist hack.
Plein air events - OutdoorPainter.com

Beginning April 28: Fifth Annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

Contemporary Impressionist paintings of Atlanta will be created and sold during a series of events throughout the week.
The Chadds Ford Historical Society welcomes artists to challenge themselves by painting the winter season. It was a favorite time of year for the late artist Andrew Wyeth, known for his unparalleled mastery among contemporary painters for capturing what he called the “bones of a landscape” in winter.
Christine Lashley - Plein Air Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

Impressionist Artist Christine Lashley on Painting and More

Contemporary impressionist painter Christine Lashley shares her advice for new plein air painters, the subjective concept of beauty and style in art, constructive criticism, and much more in this PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads.
Art inspiration - John Hughes - OutdoorPainter.com

On Craft and Social Commentary

Finding oneself artistically can be a long journey and involves discovering both how to paint and why we paint. For John Hughes and many others, the role of social commentary is fine for social commentators, but . . .
Plein air paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Getting Ready to Paddle

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
This event has a 16-year tradition of bringing outdoor painters to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a week of painting, competition, learning, and camaraderie.
Thomas Kegler, artist - OutdoorPainter.com

Quotable Artist: Thomas Kegler

Enjoy an inspirational quote from landscape painter Thomas Kegler.
Plein Air Unleashed - OutdoorPainter.com

2019 Plein Air Unleashed

In this four-day event, artists from across Virginia and Southern Maryland are invited to spend the week in the Northern Neck of Virginia painting our beautiful scenery en plein air.
Miss Mustard Seed index card project - OutdoorPainter.com

An Index Card Project for Painting Outdoors

See what happened when the one and only “Miss Mustard Seed” used index cards as a “canvas” for one month. You’ll likely be inspired to give it a try after you see her results.
With keen observation and awareness, we can identify opportunities for a successful plein air painting.

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