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Watercolor artist Joseph Zbukvic

New (and Free!) Watercolor Demo From Joseph Zbukvic

Enjoy this interview with Eric Rhoads and Joseph Zbukvic, who shares a watercolor lesson and takes us on an exclusive tour of his amazing studio!
Painting landscapes en plein air

Why I Start in the Field

How do you capture that combination of light, aroma, temperature, and freshness of an early morning walk? Mark Fehlman shares his insights on painting landscapes in this guest blog post.
Ray Roberts, "Shore Breakers, Laguna Beach," 2018, oil, 20 x 24 in., plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Shore Breakers, Laguna Beach

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Shore Breakers, Laguna Beach" by Ray Roberts.

Featured Artwork

PleinAir Podcast - George Gallo

PleinAir Podcast 196: George Gallo on Making Movies and Art

In this PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews movie director and plein air artist George Gallo, who takes us behind the scenes of his first movie, "Local Color." They also discuss painting for yourself versus the market; plein air compared to studio painting; and how the act of painting informs his film work.
Landscape oil painting demonstration

4-Step Plein Air Oil Painting Demonstration

For plein air beginners: See how oil painter Anthony Salvo paints "Sparkling Cliffs, Inspiration Point," in four basic steps that you can apply to your next landscape.
Painting for beginners

The Best Plein Air Easels for Artists

What’s the best easel for plein air painting? We asked, and you answered! Dozens of artists share what their favorite plein air easels are, including why they’re top choice.
Today, we're traveling into the minds of great artists to discover how they rose to a level of unsurpassed mastery of painting landscapes in “Painting Light and Atmosphere” with Joseph McGurl.
Pastel landscape paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Pine Tree

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Pine Tree" by Albert Handell.
PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast 195: Carole Gray-Weihman on Art Movements and More

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Eric interviews Carole Gray-Weihman on art movements from neo-expressionism to plein air. Bonus: Learn the reason painting "blocks" can be exciting, and why it's a good practice.
Drawing advice for painters - OutdoorPainter.com

10 Drawing Principles That’ll Improve Your Paintings

Improve your drawing skills to achieve accurate placement and proportions in your paintings. The good news is that you don’t have to stop painting in order to improve your drawing; it’s not an either–or situation. Read on to shine a light on this challenge!
Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the Dec/Jan 2021 issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
Watercolor artist Mario Robinson

Watch: Interview with Mario A. Robinson

As part of his daily live Facebook videos, Publisher Eric Rhoads recently interviewed watercolor artist and "storyteller" Mario Robinson, who talks about his approach to composition, using watercolor, and much more.

LPAPA: Successfully Pivoting to Survive

The show must go on! Highlights of LPAPA's 2020 version its annual Invitational included creative twists, a unique Gala Art Show & Sale, and two Lifetime Achievement Awards, given to...
Unique Gifts for Artists

23 Favorite Gifts for Artists This Year

With the holiday season approaching, gift giving is top of mind - but of course, we won’t judge if you decide to put these on your wish-list or even buy any of these art-inspired gifts for yourself - a little shoptherapy does one good sometimes!
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Madeline Island Ferry" by Dan Mondloch.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 196: George Gallo on Making Movies and Art