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Painting (Rain or Shine) in London

Artist Peter Brown shares what it's like to paint outdoors in London, in spite of the frequent rain and surprising comments of passersby (you'll laugh when you see what some suggest)...

Rest in Peace, Landscape Painter Greg LaRock

"His spirit lives on in those of us who knew and loved him and in his timeless and beautiful paintings."
Plein Air Salon art competitions

PleinAir Salon September 2020 Winners Revealed

Helena Fox of Helena Fox Fine Art, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.

Featured Artwork

Plein air watercolor painting

Inspiration From India: Plein Air Artist Prafull Sawant

Surrounded by Hindu temples, river banks, old Indian homes, and narrow lanes, this watercolor artist was born to paint en plein air.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “SoHo Rooftop No. 31, South”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "SoHo Rooftop No. 31, South" by Julie Davis.

Artist Encounters With Curious Cows

There are some challenges that all plein air artists come across while in the field, including weather and insects. Among the top occurrences just might be of the bovine variety...
In this episode Eric interviews Josh Clare, who shares the surprising advice he got about how to excel at painting and experience substantial growth as an artist; the first thing he looks for when beginning a plein air painting; studio vs plein air landscapes; saving a painting that wasn't working; and more.
An Artist's Perspective On Boats, Buildings, and Brushes

An Artist’s Perspective On Boats, Buildings, and Brushes

Vladislav Yeliseyev shares insights on painting two different landscape subjects, and the brushes he uses for them, in this artist profile from Plein Air Today.
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

Plein Air Grand Marais – 2020 Winners

2020 has proven to be a challenging year to organize events where people gather in groups. But outdoor painting is a perfect pandemic-avoidance activity, even if some painters are more home-bound than others...
Heidi A. Marshall, “Cloud Rhapsody,” 2020, pastel, 12 x 16 in., Available from Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Cloud Rhapsody”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Cloud Rhapsody" by Heidi A. Marshall.
In this episode Eric interviews French Impressionist painter Antonin Passemard, who shares what it was like to study art through the Repin Academy; why it can be easier to teach someone painting if they've never had an art lesson; how to make one element the "main character" of your painting; and more!

What is Intuitive Painting?

Johanne Mangi explains how to use intuition when painting, and what a difference it can make when you "let go" during the creative process.

Do You Paint What You Love, or What You Think Will Sell?

This dilemma seems to plague all artists at one time or another. Painting from the heart, or painting what sells? Is it possible to do both?

Featured Artwork: Mark Fehlman

Laguna Sunset Glow by Mark Fehlman 18 x 24 in. Oil Available at Huse Skkelly Studio Gallery For me, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational starting in...
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Lahaina Morning Glow" by David Savellano.

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