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How to Travel Light When Painting Abroad - OutdoorPainter.com

How to Travel Light When Painting Abroad

Thomas Jefferson Kitts explains how to trim down your supplies and equipment, plan a painting trip, and return home with a collection of useful plein air paintings. Bonus: Learn from his step-by-step landscape painting demonstration!
PleinAir Podcast - Linda Glover Gooch

PleinAir Podcast 138: Linda Glover Gooch on Painting Clouds and More

This week in the PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews landscape painter Linda Glover Gooch, who takes us into her experiences of painting and life, including a topic that’s never been discussed on this podcast before.
How to paint landscapes - Michael Chesley Johnson - OutdoorPainter.com

How to Paint Landscapes: Dominance in Painting

Michael Chesley Johnson gives you three questions to consider before you dip your brush in the paint in this guest post on how to paint landscapes.

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Jim Wodark, “Twisted Tree Trail,” 2017, oil, 10 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Twisted Tree Trail

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Twisted Tree Trail” by Jim Wodark.
Plein Air Painters of Alaska - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Plein Air Painters of Alaska, bound together by their hardy Alaskan “can do” attitude, have battled grizzly bears, huge swarms of mosquitoes, inclement weather, and hours of winter darkness to pursue their passion for painting outside.
Painting in France - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting with Friends, in France

Ellen Howard takes us behind the scenes on a recent painting trip to France with eleven artists. Enjoy a photo recap, and learn her advice for painting abroad.
A record of the great and terrible adventures of artists and friends, namely Tyler J. Murphy and Daniel J. Keys, on a painting journey through the Golden State.
PleinAir Podcast - Adirondacks - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 137: Artist Forum in the Adirondacks

At the Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondack Mountains this summer, Eric Rhoads welcomed 86 artists to participate in a lively forum for this PleinAir Podcast episode. This “summer camp for artists” is located one hour from the Canadian border, where the artists had gathered for a week to simply paint together, see old friends and make new ones, learn, and be inspired.
Painting at Jebel Jais - Matt Ryder - OutdoorPainter.com

Changing Perceptions of the Middle East, One Painting at a Time

British artist Matt Ryder takes us to the extreme terrain and tricky locations where he paints mountains that “sing with cadmium colors.”
Molly Lipsher, “Into the Light,” 2011, pastel, 24 x 36 in., Private collection, Studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Into the Light

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Into the Light” by Molly Lipsher.
Canadian artist Richard Dixon has been painting for 40 years, but he remembers only one of them. Learn why, and why he calls it a blessing.
Practical Perspective: 3 Ways to Show Point of View in a Painting

3 Ways to Show Perspective in a Landscape Painting

Perspective is more than just the way a road appears to get smaller as it recedes into the distance - learn more in this guest blog post from Michael Holter.
Sketching From Life - OutdoorPainter.com

Two Important Reasons to Practice Sketching From Life

Watercolor artist Shuang Li explains why sketching from life can have a big impact on your next painting.
Painting California poppies - OutdoorPainter.com

Superbloom: Painting the California Poppies

Emilie Lee tells us about her visit to the Antelope Valley and Figueroa Mountain to paint the beautiful fields of poppies, known as the “superbloom” for good reason.
Listen as Eric Rhoads interviews Rosemary Swimm, the Executive Director of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). Even if you’re not in California, you’ll want to listen to this podcast to see what they’re doing for the plein air community at large, and how you can be a part of it, too.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 138: Linda Glover Gooch on Painting Clouds and More