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PleinAir Podcast 211: Shawn Dell Joyce on Artists Making a Difference

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews Shawn Dell Joyce on how artists can help preserve farms and rural areas; how to encourage others to paint outdoors; tips for painting Fall colors; and more!
Pastel painting of snowy landscape

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: After the Snow

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "After the Snow" by Jill Stefani Wagner.
Woman painting outdoors in a hat

Artist Spotlight: Krystal W. Brown

As Krystal states, “Someone is waiting for what you will bring to the world. Why keep them waiting?” Find out what legacy she’d choose to leave with her art.

Featured Artwork

How to Paint a Nude Figure en Plein Air

Expert artist Patricia Watwood, who is classically trained, shares a step-by-step demo of how to paint a figure en plein air.
Plein air painting of water

Tips on Painting Ocean Water

Catherine Fasciato paints water wonderfully, particularly the ocean waves along the California coastline, where she lives. Her advice for painting convincing waves and seascapes is simple, but devilishly difficult.

Palette Knife as Ticket to Simplification

For Jane Boyd, the key to simplifying her paintings was simply to put down the paintbrush.
In the late 1800's, plein air painting was still relatively new to the United States, but growing rapidly in popularity...
Oil painting of daffodils

A “Contrived Cop Out”

Lori Putnam, who is on the faculty of Plein Air Live, takes us into her process for painting a bright bouquet of backlit daffodils, and explains why one option for the color choices would have been a "contrived cop out."
Plein air painting of a garden

5 Gardens and Green Spaces

Today’s painters continue to find joy and inspiration in gardens and green spaces of every description. Here are five paintings to celebrate this beautiful subject.
Oil painting of cherry tree

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cherries

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Cherries" by Beth Bathe.
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews British artist James Willis on painting buildings and cityscapes, art history, and more.
McMahon’s plein air setup on Fort Myers Beach

People . . . Who Paint People en Plein Air

Kathryn A. McMahon is not one of those plein air painters who are bothered by passersby. She puts them into her paintings, and chats with them. How?
Plein air artist Hai-Ou Hou painting outside in China next to a river.

Artist Spotlight: Hai-Ou Hou

Hai-Ou Hou’s favorite studio is the outdoors, and she finds that nothing beats the beauty and wonder of nature.
Nocturne plein air painting of stars

Taking Time to Carefully Observe Nature

This Maine artist is concerned with understanding and painting the total appearance of subjects rather than dashing off fleeting impressions. (Bonus: See the step-by-step process of two of his works.)
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Toward Gloucester" by Palden Hamilton.

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