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Artist Spotlight: Brienne M Brown

How do you find inspiration? Brienne M Brown: I find beauty in everyday life, the so called “mundane”. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives...
PleinAir Salon - Robin Caspari, "The Edge," oil, 12 x 10 in.

Why I Responded to this Painting At First Glance

Karen Hagan, owner of Hagan Fine Art Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Plein air painting at Sperry Chalet artist residency

The Lasting Mark of a Plein Air Artist Residency

Kalispell, Montana artist Ken Yarus has been exploring and painting Glacier National Park his entire life. So, when he was offered the opportunity to live and paint at Sperry Chalet for two weeks as their resident artist, it was an easy yes.

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Are You Using Protection?

It’s summer, and the heat is on. Don’t let the romance of painting ruin your…
Plein air painter Jack McGowan

A Welcome Relief at Hermits Peak Fire

In light of the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon fire — and as a Santa Fe plein air painter — Jack McGowan came up with an idea to ...
Painting a Cityscape - "Union Pacific" by John Hughes, plein air

Painting a Cityscape (the Full Plein Air Experience)

One beautiful autumn day, I painted in downtown Salt Lake City; which turned out to be an experience to remember!

Artist Spotlight: Deborah McAllister

Deborah McAllister: I have been creating art all my life. After finishing graphic design school at age 21, I studied painting and began entering...
plein air painting events

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for July 2022

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
art supplies for plein air painters

The Hottest Plein Air Art Supplies of the Season

We always need more art supplies - like, always. Here are some the most popular colors, surfaces, paint brushes, frames on the market now. You're welcome!
You may know Sharon Bamber from her incredible 1,000-mile expedition of walking and painting the Way of Saint James in Spain. Here's her brilliant solution to painting through the snow and rain.
plein air artist Mitch Baird

Painting Landscapes: As He Sees It

Natural color and light effects punctuate the work of Arizona oil painter Mitch Baird.
sketching en plein air - Paul Kratter 062022

Watch: Secrets of Sketching en Plein Air

In case you missed it, check out this interview below with Paul Kratter, who demonstrates helpful techniques for sketching en plein air.
painting retreats

Photo Essay: Plein Air Painting in the Adirondacks

Everyone is welcome to this annual event, which is a no-pressure week of simply painting with friends.
How did you develop your unique style? Cindy Briggs: My style has evolved through various life experiences, travel, workshops, simply painting, and painting more. From a family of artists, I learned early on to paint what inspires me. I earned a...


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