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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cove View

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

On Being an Artist: Creativity, Passion, and Success

"Are we there yet?" Thoughts on how to cherish your moments of art inspiration instead focusing on the “destination.”
2019 plein air events - OutdoorPainter.com

Your Plein Air Events Guide for June 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest!

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How to paint like Van Gogh - OutdoorPainter.com

Step-by-Step: How to Paint Like Van Gogh

Dena Peterson had the honor of being one of 125 international artists selected to work on the new movie “Loving Vincent.” Here, she shares what she learned by studying Van Gogh’s work.
Plein air painting trips - OutdoorPainter.com

The Artists Retreat You Deserve

Learn why these artists are committed to an entire week of “me time,” and be inspired to save your spot so you can join them!
Roger Dale Brown on the PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

Roger Dale Brown on Daily Painting and More

Eric Rhoads interviews artist Roger Dale Brown in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Roger tells us how "the most horrifying experience" of his life got him back into painting; why Nashville has become such a great place for artists, and much more.
In order to better understand the properties of light for your next landscape painting, practice this assignment from John Hughes.
Landscape oil paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning Above Dürrnberg

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Michael Holter on painting and more - OutdoorPainter.com

A Day in the Life of an Artist: Michael Holter

We caught Michael Holter recently as he was packing for his next painting trip: China. In this Q&A, he shares with us what a typical day is like for him, what advice he has for other artists, and more.
Indiana Plein Air Painters - OutdoorPainter.com

First Brush of Spring for Hoosiers

Over 100 artists descended on the Wabash River town in Southwestern Indiana, competing for over $20,000 in prizes and purchase awards.
The key to an effective plein air beach scene is to keep it simple — and that goes for your equipment, your palette, and your subject.
Landscape Painting Advice - Peggy Immel - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Outdoors? Plan for Spontaneity!

“The best plein air pieces start with a well-thought-out plan that is then executed spontaneously with an intuitive hand.” Follow Peggy Immel’s three steps before starting your next landscape painting.
Plein air for beginners - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting for Dummies

If you’re new to painting outdoors (or know someone who is), take advice from these 11 artists, including the most obvious but overlooked things you should know, and what “plein errors” to avoid.
PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

How Plein Air Painting Influences the Movie Industry

What have top animation artists discovered about color and light that can help painters? Listen as Eric Rhoads interviews artists from Dreamworks and Pixar Animation Studios in a discussion about how plein air influences animation in this PleinAir Podcast.
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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