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Plein Air Artists of Colorado Fine Art Exhibition

If you find yourself near Durango, Colorado, soon, you can view almost 200 plein air paintings that are on view. See where in this exhibition preview.
Painting Trees

11 Renderings of Trees in Landscape Paintings

Get plenty of inspiration for painting trees when you review these winning landscapes.
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PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 93: Mario Robinson

Mario Robinson tells us about painting figures en plein air, what it was like to be an artist and serve in the U.S. Army, and more.

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Art Renewal Center Introduces the Plein Air Category

Learn about the exhibition, preview the featured plein air works, and learn how to enter here.
Painting Outdoors

Painting the “Dwelling Place of the Gods”

Canadian artist and filmmaker Cory Trépanier has been exploring and painting Canada’s Arctic for over a decade. Experience the Arctic through his eyes in this preview of an upcoming exhibition (including captivating video footage from his adventures).
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Kelly’s Pick of the Week: First Impressions

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Thomas Eakins recognized that the oil sketch solved a critical problem for educating artists.
Painting en plein air - Cuba

Painting the People of Cuba

Haven’t been to Cuba? See what it was like when this plein air painter went outside of her comfort zone and connected with her art — and a new culture — in this exclusive Q&A.
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My Little Plein Air Painting

What are the chances a small work would ever be awarded Best of Show at a big plein air event?
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PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 92: Suzie Baker

What makes a good art workshop student? Find out this and much more in the latest PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads.
The art of painting is a head game. It requires a distraction-free environment that allows you to get into the painting zone and lets things go smoothly.
Painting en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly’s Pick of the Week: Making Connections

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

Plein Air Painting on the West Side of the Tetons

Congratulations to the Driggs Digs Plein Air winners! Do you know any of these artists?
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Plein Air Painting, “Across the Pond”

“Capturing the Moment” is a major group exhibition of some of today’s foremost plein air artists in Britain.
Learn about Taliesin Plein Air, a new program designed to celebrate the arts at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate.

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