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Plein air festivals -

A Plein Air Festival with Our Friends to the Northeast

These painters take root in a community where arts and culture are a natural part of everyday life.
plein air paintings by Steve Hill -

Plein Air Goal: To Paint 1,100 Islands

An artist shares his love (and advice) for painting the Croatian region.
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Editorial Submission Guidelines for Plein Air Today

If you want the chance to share your favorite plein air (or studio!) painting techniques, submit a demonstration, or share your society's announcements with the plein air community, please follow these guidelines.

Featured Artwork

Eric Rhoads and John MacDonald plein air painting -

“Spring Training” Retreat Renews Friendships and Inspiration

With the 8th Annual Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks now completed, it’s time to plan for the next “summer camp for artists.”
Plein air painting - Chuck Marshall,

When the Inner Clock Is Ticking — An Artist’s Bucket List

When the opportunity came up to do something he had always wanted to, this plein air artist jumped at the chance to check it off his list.
Outdoor painter Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PleinAir Art Podcast guest

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 81: Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews pastelist Liz Haywood-Sullivan, an artist who focuses on helping artists advance in their work and career, in this week’s PleinAir Art Podcast.
This week’s podcast features an interview with artist, author, and influencer Lori McNee.
Painting with pastels - Nancie King Mertz,

A Plein Air Medium With Rapid Results

When this artist was given an “unwanted” set of supplies, she became hooked.
Plein air artist Terry Shoffner -

A Treasure Trove of Subject Matter for These Outdoor Painters

Eureka Springs third annual ESPAfest saluted 17 winners recently. See who, in this overview of the event.
Plein air paintings by Richard Lindenberg -

Where in the World Is Plein Air?

Today, no matter where you are, you can watch dozens of outdoor painters bring their works to fruition.
Enjoy a Q&A with the winner of the Best Overall Group award from the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.
Plein air landscape paintings by Marc Dalessio -

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 79: Marc Dalessio

Dalessio is an American artist who went to Italy in 1992 on a one-year trip; listen to the interview and see why he never left.
Plein air landscape painting -

Fallbrook Art Association Announces Winners

With seven waterfalls and endless gardens, artists had almost too many beautiful choices for their plein air landscape paintings.
Landscape painting advice -

How to Avoid Greens in Summer

Actually, Lynn M. Rix tried to avoid greens by painting from a boat ... and she ended up with a lot of green. How so?
See what inspires John Cosby's plein air paintings of Malibu.

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  1. PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 81: Liz Haywood-Sullivan Liz Haywood-Sullivan