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Plein Air Prompt of the Week: View From Your Window

Plein Air Prompt of the Week: View From Your Window

Create a painting inspired by our weekly prompts, and your art could be featured in Plein Air Today!
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10 Inspiring Art Quotes From Dawn Whitelaw

Nashville artist Dawn Whitelaw has been painting in oil for over 50 years. In this spotlight, be inspired with her advice and insights on painting.
PleinAir Podcast - Kyle Ma - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 165: Kyle Ma on Painting Roses, Drawing Shapes, and More

In this episode Eric interviews representational painter Kyle Ma, who shares how he balances college life with plein air painting, and much more.

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Plein Air Events: Updates

As upcoming plein air events are rescheduled in the interest of public health, we'll keep you updated so you can plan accordingly.
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Two Approaches to Painting Clouds

In the course of a Sky Paintings Challenge, we saw dozens of different approaches to the subject matter. Two styles of painting clouds were particularly striking, in part because of their contrast to one another. Check out two ways to look at high-altitude water vapor.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Sunset Balance

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Sunset Balance” by Linda Glover Gooch.
Carla Bosch grew up in South Africa, where her eyes “were trained to find the beauty” around her. In these paintings, it shows.
6 Reasons Field Studies Are Priceless - OutdoorPainter.com

6 Reasons Field Studies Are Priceless

From illustrator to fine art painter since 1982, John Pototschnik shares his advice on the importance of field studies, which he says have “a value greater than any monetary reward.”
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How Can We Help?

Now, more than ever, we all are turning to our friends, and so we are writing to remind you that we are your allies.
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PleinAir Podcast 164: Lois Griffel on Impressionism and More

In this episode Eric interviews portrait and landscape painter Lois Griffel, who talks about discipline versus talent, and much more.
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Jackalberry Tree Sand River” by Paul Kratter.
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How to Turn an Imperfect Photo Into a Fantastic Painting

Shelby Keefe shares her goals and processes for the painting “Urban Patchwork.”
Extreme plein air painting - Amanda Morettini - OutdoorPainter.com

Why I Paint Landscapes From the Side of Cliff

This 23-year-old painter has figured out how to take her easel up the side of cliffs and through the branches of giant redwoods to dizzying heights. Here’s why.
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Painting Outdoors: Inspiration for Life

Moments while painting outdoors can become inspiration for a lifetime of beginning a practice of gratitude, appreciating the “little things” and seeing your palette as half full.
In this episode Eric interviews master artist Daniel Sprick, who explains painting techniques such as linear perspective and more.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 165: Kyle Ma on Painting Roses, Drawing Shapes, and More