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Artist Spotlight: Kami Mendlik

How did you develop your unique style? Kami Mendlik: I believe that our style is something we are born with and comes to the surface...

The Saga of the 1881 Pony Express Cabin

For almost 50 years, watercolor artist Buffalo Kaplinski has aspired to paint a log cabin near Franktown, Colorado that was surrounded by “other shacks and a lot of junk, including those old-time gasoline pumps, old trucks, farm implements, and redneck stuff.” Then one day he noticed demolition equipment joined the landscape.
1. Krentz Johnson, “Knock on Wood,” 2023, casein, 16 x 20 in., Available from artist, Plein air painting

A Plein Air Painting RoundUp: 9 Riveting Renditions of Boats

June Plein Air Painting RoundUp > Whether moored or on the move, boats represent opportunities for adventure, enterprise, and, for the fortunate, a seafood supper. Here nine artists welcome us aboard to share in their views of life along the shore and on the water.
Jill Wagner, “Flying the Flag, Too”

How 9 Plein Air Artists Honor the Fourth of July

Nine painters share their experiences, art inspiration, and patriotic landscapes in this unifying roundup.

Featured Artwork

Jill Wagner, “Flying the Flag, Too”

How 9 Plein Air Artists Honor the Fourth of July

Nine painters share their experiences, art inspiration, and patriotic landscapes in this unifying roundup.
Ellen Buselli, “Patterns at Acequia Madre House,” 10x12 inches, oil

Paint New Mexico: Awards Announced

Congratulations to the award winners in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico’s “Paint New Mexico” show at ...
Jivan Lee, "Young Ponderosa Beneath the Vastness of Blanca Peak," diptych, oil on panel, 108 x 48 in.

Exhibition > Jivan Lee: Arboreal

Jivan Lee's new exhibition, “Arboreal,” with its focus on the tree itself as primary subject matter, is a logical extension of his landscape painting practice.
plein air painting churches

On Painting the Churches of Tasmania

An Australian plein air painting adventure: Why two artists visited the churches in Southern Tasmania, and what they learned.
Anthony M. Cairo painting en plein air

A Plein Air Artist to Watch: Anthony M. Cairo

Be inspired by this spotlight on the up-and-coming plein air painter Anthony M. Cairo, who shares his Aha moment, and much more. 
The 2024 "Paint Adirondacks" family of artists and friends

91 Painters, One Epic Week

Inside the 13th Annual Publishers Invitational Paint Adirondacks Retreat 🌄
Jill Carver articulates her thought process in a way that makes complex concepts crystal clear, sparking “aha” moments. She'll reveal a HUGE surprise during this interview, so register here now.
artist posing with her painting out in field

Artist Spotlight: Cindy Harris

Cindy Harris: For many years I have found inspiration by traveling with other artists to amazing locations. This gives me focused time away from...
Shelby Keefe, "Long Forgotten," oil on canvas

Museum Exhibition Explores the Landscape in “Expressions of Place”

Plein air painting has long been a tradition in Door County, beginning with the artist communities that professors from the ...
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What’s Inside PleinAir Magazine, June/July ’24

Hot off the press > Expert insight and advice from today's plein air masters; News on art competitions; Interesting historical perspectives on landscape art; and more!
The nonprofit organization Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) has launched Paint New Mexico!, its first statewide paint-out for ...

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