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A scene from Tony Allain's pastel painting demo at Art School Live

Watch: Pastel Landscape Demo with Tony Allain

Coming to us from Scotland, Tony Allain shares a pastel painting demonstration during Art School Live with Eric Rhoads.
Plein Air Salon - Painting of a dog

Prominent Paintings from the June Salon

David Leadman, owner of Walls Fine Art Gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Plein air painting in Venice

15 of the Most Influential Landscape Artists on Instagram

We can't get enough of these amazing artists on Instagram! Check out this hot list for new inspiration.

Featured Artwork

Plein air painting in London

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for August 2021

Summer is almost over, so take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide.
George Van Hook, “Iris,” 2020, oil, 30 x 24 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Iris”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Iris."
Woman artist standing in front of her painting.

Artist Spotlight: Sandi Pillsbury

“Each painting tells a story, an experience, a moment in time. I strive to invite the viewer to come closer.”
In these paintings, contemporary artists take us to the water’s edge to showcase these jewels of the landscape in all their glory.
The Waterfall painting by Corot

Too Old for Impressionism?

This historic French artist tried to infuse his paintings with a vigorous ...
Marla Baggetta's pastels for painting

Watch: How to Organize Your Pastels

In this live interview with Eric Rhoads, Marla Baggetta takes us through a pastel painting demonstration you don't want to miss!
Stephen Quiller, “Crestones, Late March,” 2018, watercolor, 26 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Crestones, Late March”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Crestones, Late March."
For this artist there is no award, title, or amount of money that can compare to seeing lightbulbs go off in her students’ heads or the feeling of painting something that delights or moves someone.
Pastel painting of a grainery

Rural Funk and Fabulous Skies in Pastel

A Pastel Live Spotlight: Terri Ford (Beginner's Day)

PleinAir Podcast 213: CW Mundy and the Principles of Painting

In this episode Eric interviews CW Mundy live during the Publisher's Invitational in the Adirondacks. Listen and put these principles to work to help your painting improv right away.
Acrylic color temperature demo

What Is Color Temperature?

Learn how warming up or cooling down areas of your painting can provide unity and balance in your work. Bonus: Includes a step-by-step demo!
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Trees at Buena Vista Park."

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