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Advice for Painting - Greg Cartmell art

What I Learned, Who Taught Me, and My 5 Golden Rules Of Painting

Outdoor painter Greg Cartmell tells us about his first influences, including their memorable words of advice for painting.
Advice for artists - Michele de Bragança plein air paintings

Painting (and Life) Advice for the Painter’s Journey

The most important things we learn aren’t just technical tips, Michele de Bragança tells us, but rather, life lessons.

The How of Painting Clouds and Sky

In case you missed it: We received a wide variety of submissions from an earlier Winter Sky Challenge. So what did we see when we looked at the paintings? Two things.

Featured Artwork

Plein Air Painting in Florida

Plein Air in Florida: St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

Learn about a plein air painting event near the northeast coast of Florida, including a “Quick Draw” and more.
Large-scale paintings by Laurel Daniel

Adjusting My Painting World for Three Large-Scale Paintings

See how Laurel Daniel is accomplishing a commission for three large-scale paintings — a logistical feat, from building the canvas itself to executing the art.
Loving Vincent painter Dena Peterson

A “Loving Vincent” Animator Shares 10 Things She Learned From Van Gogh

A painter/animator for the Academy Award-nominated movie, “Loving Vincent,” shares what she learned from Van Gogh during this process, including the importance to “study and learn, then go beyond.”
Take a closer look at a nineteenth-century oil painting in this sneak peek at the new issue of Plein Air Magazine.
Plein Air Convention & Expo

There’s Still Time to Paint in Santa Fe With Us — The Excitement is...

As you read this, I’m packing up and preparing to meet several hundred artists in Santa Fe on Monday, when the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo will begin, and I am so excited about it, for several reasons. See why, and score some advice from previous attendees!
Plein Air Studies - Associated Women in the Arts

Study to Studio: A Plein Air Art Exhibition

“From Study to Studio” highlights the beginning to end process that artists use to create their art — from original concept to final completion.
Ralph Oberg, PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 71: Ralph Oberg

In this episode of the PleinAir Art Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews Colorado artist Ralph Oberg, who reflects that “the only ones who lose are the ones who quit.”
The latest PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads features award-winning artist Jennifer McChristian, whose passion for being outdoors naturally led her outside of her studio walls.
How to paint landscapes - Nancie King Mertz

Free Preview! Learn How to Paint Urban Scenes in Pastel

In this preview of “Urban Pastel Paintings,” Nancie King Mertz shows us how she approaches cityscapes. See why she says you can use the same approach with both oil and pastel paintings (and why she has become a devotee of pastel).
Watercolor paintings - Marjorie Glick

From Plein Air Watercolor Sketches to Large Scale Painting

See how this outdoor painter considered her options for capturing a “Joyful Day” on paper at Acadia National Park.
Plein air painting by Dave Santillanes

Gallery: 9 Winning Paintings from the Plein Air Salon

Congratulations to the February/March 2018 winners of the Plein Air Salon art competition! Be inspired with the following gallery of nine of the winning works, and learn how to enter your best art to win cash and publicity.
Get a quick dose of inspiration in this Q&A regarding Richard Schloss’s atmospheric art, his inspiration, and the single-word answer to his most commonly asked question.

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