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Landscape composition advice -

Taking Artistic License with Iconic Locations

Like it or not, the final decision often comes down to this.
SLOPE Outdoor Painters

Preserving the Dana Adobe With Art

See how a project from the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment brings awareness and support to historic land.
Email scams at artists -

Artist Warning: 5 Ways to Recognize an Email Scam

Have you received an email about a stranger wanting to purchase your art in a hurry? If so, you’ll want to read (and share) this warning.

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PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads and David Leffel

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 77: David Leffel

Portrait and landscape artist David Leffel, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award, discusses his life story, from major surgeries during his childhood, to his path as a professional artist. Bonus: This podcast includes a live audience Q&A.

My Favorite Place to Paint Outdoors: Shelby Keefe and Rust as Eye Candy

Shelby Keefe's favorite place to paint is a hillside where vehicles go to rust. "There's enough painting fodder there for the rest of my life," she says.
Plein air oil paintings - Stewart White

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 76: Stewart White

Recorded live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, this PleinAir Art Podcast includes an audience Q&A session with Stewart White and Eric Rhoads!
Artists at this coastal plein air event experienced laughter, insights, and a quietly rising tide.
Painting outdoors - Lyn Boyer

Slow Down Before You Poke Your Eye Out With That Paintbrush!

Today we tip our hats to Lyn Boyer, who shared an inspirational post recently on why we try to rush toward greatness, even though we all know that time is an essential ingredient to mastering anything that’s worthy. See what she has to say about this topic, and be inspired.
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association

Plein Air Artists Enjoy Rare Opportunity in SoCal

This group of outdoor painters took the easels to a natural habitat that’s normally closed to the public. Get a glimpse yourself when you view their landscape paintings from the trip.
Tips for using water-mixable oils -

Working Out the Kinks of Water-Mixable Oils

Christine Lashley gets a wide variety of responses — everything from rude negativity to nods from those in the know — when people discover that she paints with both traditional and water-mixable oils. Here are the benefits and the drawbacks as she has experienced them.
Curious about pastel? In this interview with Publisher Eric Rhoads, Master Artist Nancie King Mertz discusses the medium, including the techniques she uses.
Advice for artists - Lori McNee,

The Importance of Value in Painting

Believe it or not, value is actually more important than even this element to the design and success of a painting.
Artists on Art (May/June 2018) cover art by James Earley

Re-Introducing Artists on Art: The Digital Magazine By Artists, For Artists

Learn about a newly improved digital magazine experience that’s by artists, for artists!
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, On the Rocks at Javea -

Sorolla and Painting the Color of Light

What makes a Sorolla a Sorolla? Any time two or more outdoor painters get together to talk about this master artist, they always agree on this one thing.
Outdoor painter Michael Bartlett reflects on his recent travels through Yosemite, Abiquiu, and more, in “an experience that the hungry soul craves, seeks, and finds fulfillment from.”

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