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Why People Are Still Talking About #PACE19

See the works of artists who are still in the afterglow of the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention, and get excited about our next stop: Denver!
PleinAir Podcast 130: En Train Air (When Painters Ride the Rails)

PleinAir Podcast 130: En Train Air (When Painters Ride the Rails)

Join a group of America’s top plein air painters for a funny, wide-ranging discussion about the practicalities, pitfalls, challenges, and triumphs of traveling by rail on a painting adventure. All aboard!

How to Paint Landscapes: Details vs. Design

When you first arrive at your next plein air site, keep this advice in mind and you’ll be in a good position to create an effective landscape painting.

Featured Artwork

Michelle Usibelli, “Beach Cottages”

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Beach Cottages

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
PleinAir Podcast - Artist Ray Roberts

PleinAir Podcast 129: Artist Ray Roberts on Plein Air Techniques and More

Eric Rhoads interviews artist Ray Roberts in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Roberts shares his painting techniques and his advice on composition, design, color, value, drawing, and more.
Plein air painting trips - Adirondacks - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting the Adirondacks – A Story in Pictures

Recently, a large group of adventurous painters participated in the 2019 Publisher’s Invitational, also known as summer camp for artists, in the Adirondack Mountains.
There is much to be learned by going portable and exploring the world, both outer and inner, in which we live. Anita Louise West explains.
Watercolors by Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Red Awning, Paris

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Plein air painting workshops - OutdoorPainter.com

Your Plein Air Painting Guide for July 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
Plein Air Heritage: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

Plein Air Heritage: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) here.
More than 600 paintings will be on display throughout this annual event. Get the details in this announcement.
Rangely Artist Trail map - OutdoorPainter.com

A Trail Especially for Artists

Including 15 scenic locations, the trail promotes the unique and rugged beauty of this region, and it welcomes artists of all genres.
Plein air artists in St Augustine

Artists Celebrate 95th Anniversary in Nation’s Oldest City

Ninety-five years ago, in the nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine, Florida, a small group of artists planted the seeds for the St. Augustine Art Association. Those founders followed in the footsteps of famous...
PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast 128: Josh Elliott on Painting Without a Formula and More

Eric Rhoads interviews Montana artist Josh Elliott in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Josh shares why he doesn't teach art workshops, how he times his paintings when painting outdoors, and much more.
Just as you wouldn’t explore a new city without a map, don’t start your next cityscape without a plan for where you want to go and how you intend to get there.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 130: En Train Air (When Painters Ride the Rails)