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Getting Rock Right in a Landscape Painting

Getting Rocks Right in a Landscape Painting

Truth: Understanding how geology controls the appearance of rock and learning how to accurately capture rock features will add depth and realism to your landscape paintings.
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December Edition: Give, Get, Win!

The holidays are right around the corner, and so it’s time to start planning your gift lists (for giving and receiving, maybe?), and we wanted to take this as an opportunity to give as well! See what we mean in this big announcement!
Landscape painting by Richard McKinley, guest on the PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast Episode 105: Richard McKinley on Painting Landscapes in Nature and More

This week’s podcast guest is landscape painter Richard McKinley, who shares why it becomes more difficult to paint over time; his advice for painting as a professional artist; and much more.

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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Trout Pool

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue. This week's feature is "Trout Pool" by Christine Lashley.
Painting nocturnes en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Adventures in Painting Nocturnes on Location

To study the art of painting nocturnes, Jake Gaedtke began venturing into the mountains at 2:00 a.m. There, he began a personal series of lessons in painting, in fears of the unknown, and in close calls with nature. Read about his apprehensions and challenges in this guest blog post, and see if it inspires you to paint outdoors at night!
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Embracing the Snowman Within: Painting Snow

As we enter the winter season, much of plein air painting will cease, but if you’re one of those purists who must stand in the snow to paint, these artists offer helpful advice.
In this week’s podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews oil painter Jim McVicker, who “was hooked immediately” on art when he first used acrylics to copy paintings from a book. He shares how to get the most out of the plein air experience, and much more!
Watercolor landscape paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Nagore Dargha Sheriff

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Overcoming the Fear: How to Enter Your First Plein Air Event and Survive!

Applying to and participating in your first juried plein air event can be an overwhelming experience, but the rewards both professionally and personally are undeniable.
Landscape oil painting techniques

Artist Spotlight: Landscape Oil Painting with Karl Dempwolf

Today we welcome artist Karl Dempwolf as our guest with an exclusive Q&A about painting en plein air, his color palette, and his advice for those new to painting with oil.
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) celebrated the beauty of nature with its annual “Art & Nature” juried art exhibit of paintings that capture nature and the natural landscapes. Who won?
Landscape painting en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

How I Crowdfunded My Plein Air Adventure

By Benny Sanders, who also explains how he convinced his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend to remove cactus needles from his ...
Cindy Baron on the PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast Episode 103: Cindy Baron on Becoming a Professional Artist

Listen as Cindy Baron shares her advice for artists and how she used the money from her art sales to invest back into her passion for painting, how she figured out ways to spend less by learning skills such as how to frame her own art, and more.
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2018 Capitola Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following artists for the recognitions they received at Capitola Plein Air this month!
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.

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