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December Edition: Give, Get, Win!

The holidays are right around the corner, and so it’s time to start planning your gift lists (for giving and receiving, maybe?), and we wanted to take this as an opportunity to give as well! See what we mean in this big announcement!
Landscape painting by Richard McKinley, guest on the PleinAir Podcast

PleinAir Podcast Episode 105: Richard McKinley on Painting Landscapes in Nature and More

This week’s podcast guest is landscape painter Richard McKinley, who shares why it becomes more difficult to paint over time; his advice for painting as a professional artist; and much more.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Trout Pool

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue. This week's feature is "Trout Pool" by Christine Lashley.

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Painting nocturnes en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Adventures in Painting Nocturnes on Location

To study the art of painting nocturnes, Jake Gaedtke began venturing into the mountains at 2:00 a.m. There, he began a personal series of lessons in painting, in fears of the unknown, and in close calls with nature. Read about his apprehensions and challenges in this guest blog post, and see if it inspires you to paint outdoors at night!
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Embracing the Snowman Within: Painting Snow

As we enter the winter season, much of plein air painting will cease, but if you’re one of those purists who must stand in the snow to paint, these artists offer helpful advice.
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PleinAir Podcast Episode 104: Jim McVicker on Painting Outdoors Since 1973

In this week’s podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews oil painter Jim McVicker, who “was hooked immediately” on art when he first used acrylics to copy paintings from a book. He shares how to get the most out of the plein air experience, and much more!
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Overcoming the Fear: How to Enter Your First Plein Air Event and Survive!

Applying to and participating in your first juried plein air event can be an overwhelming experience, but the rewards both professionally and personally are undeniable.
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Artist Spotlight: Landscape Oil Painting with Karl Dempwolf

Today we welcome artist Karl Dempwolf as our guest with an exclusive Q&A about painting en plein air, his color palette, and his advice for those new to painting with oil.
Laguna Plein Air winners

LPAPA “Art & Nature” Award Winners Announced

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) celebrated the beauty of nature with its annual “Art & Nature” juried art exhibit of paintings that capture nature and the natural landscapes. Who won?
By Benny Sanders, who also explains how he convinced his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend to remove cactus needles from his ...
Cindy Baron on the PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast Episode 103: Cindy Baron on Becoming a Professional Artist

Listen as Cindy Baron shares her advice for artists and how she used the money from her art sales to invest back into her passion for painting, how she figured out ways to spend less by learning skills such as how to frame her own art, and more.
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2018 Capitola Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following artists for the recognitions they received at Capitola Plein Air this month!
Nocturne paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Twilight and Moonlight

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
In the long-standing tradition of Brandywine Valley, this project was a cooperative endeavor between area artists, local farmers markets, and the Brandywine Conservancy to bring awareness through art of the natural resources and sustainable agriculture in our region.

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