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Free Webinar! Plein Air Painting in San Francisco and Wine Country

Have you ever dreamed of painting en plein air along the California coast? If so, you’ll want to join us this week for a FREE webinar, during which you’ll learn the ins and outs of painting in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PleinAir Podcast - Peggy Immel

PleinAir Podcast Episode 98: Peggy Immel

Be inspired today when you listen to this enlightening conversation between Publisher Eric Rhoads and his featured guest, Peggy Immel, who shares her artistic journey of being a stay-at-home mom, moving to Taos, overcoming plein air fears, and more!
Plein air oil painting

Kelly’s Pick of the Week: Workingman’s Shed

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

Featured Artwork

Painting the beach en plein air

Paint the Beach in Fort Myers

Learn about an upcoming plein air festival in Florida!
How to paint landscapes

Unleash Your Imagination: How Abstract Art Can Help Your Landscapes

Pennsylvania artist Patrick Lee creates loose, expressive figure drawings and abstract blot paintings in his search for pleasing designs. Those images may suggest a recognizable subject, or they may not.
Plein air painting

Painting From Olana to Newburgh

Wallkill River School hosted the 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival (New York) featuring 30 artists who traveled from across the country to participate and compete for prizes against some of the best regional artists.
Those who venture beyond the studio to paint outdoors know that surprises are often around the corner. For this group of adventurous artists, nature did not disappoint.
PleinAir Podcast Episode 97: Michael Holter

PleinAir Podcast Episode 97: Michael Holter

Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews American Impressionist Michael Holter in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Holter shares why painting outdoors is a “vital” part of his artistic process, even when he’s back in the art studio, and much more!
How to paint landscapes

Transcending the Landscape: John A. Varriano

This New York State oil painter, a figure drawing instructor at New York City’s famed Art Students League, works to go beyond pictorial reportage of the landscape and express something more.
Plein air oil painting

Kelly’s Pick of the Week: Sunflowers in the Garden

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Learn about the upcoming EnPleinAirTEXAS painting competition, hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
Painting en plein air - art events

2018 Paint the Peninsula a Success (Despite the Smoke and Ash)

These artists were ready to paint the mountains, rivers, farm fields, beaches, and boat havens, all while vying for $12,000 in cash prizes. See who won which awards here!
Plein air painting trips

A Magical Greek Odyssey

In 1993, Diana Madaras went to Greece to paint, and it changed her life. Three years after that trip, she sold her marketing company to become a full-time artist and opened a galley a few years later. So why return to Greece 25 years after that first fateful trip, and what happened this time? Here’s the inside story . . .
Plein air painting trips

Painting Abroad en Plein Air: “All That and Then Some”

“Any journey that begins with a safari through the African bush and ends with a visit to one of the world's Seven Wonders — with built-in time for painting along the way — is bound to offer some choice experiences between those unique bookends.” Discover them here and be inspired to take your first step toward a painting trip of a lifetime.
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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