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Third Place Winner of the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition

PleinAir Salon Spotlight: “Utility Truck”

His advice to others on entering the PleinAir Salon: "Don't be afraid to do it. You never know what can happen."
Jill Carver on the Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads

Plein Air Podcast 259: Jill Carver’s Painting Roadmap, and More

In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews Jill Carver, whose work "explores the dialogue between abstraction and realism."
Robert Simone - Plein Air Easton 2024

20th Annual Plein Air Easton Celebrates Art, Legacy, and Community

The 20th Annual Plein Air Easton (PAE) Competition and Art Festival on Sunday, July 21st. Organized by the Avalon Foundation, this 10-day festival achieved art sales exceeding $500,000 for the second consecutive year.
Door County Plein Air

Meanwhile, in Door County …

Now through Saturday, July 27th, artists are participating in the Door County Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Peninsula School of Art in Wisconsin....

Featured Artwork

Door County Plein Air

Meanwhile, in Door County …

Now through Saturday, July 27th, artists are participating in the Door County Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Peninsula School of Art in Wisconsin....
Plein air "colorist" Camille Przewodek (1947-2024)

We Say Goodbye to Camille Przewodek

The plein air world lost a beloved painter this week when Camille passed away from a sudden onset of cancer.
Ulrich Gleiter, "Along the River," 2012, oil on linen, 43.3 x 23.6

A German Perspective on Painting in America

An interview with Ulrich Gleiter about his experiences of painting in Russia, why he loves nature as a subject more than anything else, and what’s different about painting plein air in America.
Plein Air Podcast - Eric Rhoads - Scott Christensen

Plein Air Podcast 258: Scott Christensen on His Color Palette, Gouache, and More

In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews Scott Christensen, who has a two-man exhibition with Quang Ho at the Museum of Western Art, from July 20 through September 21, 2024. Listen as they discuss the act of creating art outdoors, their transformative experience of painting in Russia, different approaches to solving common painting problems, color palette preferences, and much more.
Karen Margulis, “Desert Oasis,” Pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.; Karen is represented by several galleries and is a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.

Art for the Sake of Wildflowers

On painting with pastels > “I love to paint flowers simply because I love flowers,” declared the artist Karen Margulis in her disarming simplicity.
Rhonda Ford set up to paint in front of The Treasure Chest in Oxford during Plein Air Easton.

Hello from Plein Air Easton!

Plein Air Easton is going strong and celebrating its 20th anniversary. The event began July 12 and takes place through July 21.
How did you develop your unique style? Kami Mendlik: I believe that our style is something we are born with and comes to the surface once we’ve done the hard work of learning how to use tools, (the fundamentals) inside...

The Saga of the 1881 Pony Express Cabin

For almost 50 years, watercolor artist Buffalo Kaplinski has aspired to paint a log cabin near Franktown, Colorado that was surrounded by “other shacks and a lot of junk, including those old-time gasoline pumps, old trucks, farm implements, and redneck stuff.” Then one day he noticed demolition equipment joined the landscape.
1. Krentz Johnson, “Knock on Wood,” 2023, casein, 16 x 20 in., Available from artist, Plein air painting

A Plein Air Painting RoundUp: 9 Riveting Renditions of Boats

A Plein Air Painting RoundUp > Whether moored or on the move, boats represent opportunities for adventure, enterprise, and, for the fortunate, a seafood supper. Here nine artists welcome us aboard to share in their views of life along the shore and on the water.
Jill Wagner, “Flying the Flag, Too”

How 9 Plein Air Artists Honor the Fourth of July

Nine painters share their experiences, art inspiration, and patriotic landscapes in this unifying roundup.
Congratulations to the award winners in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico’s “Paint New Mexico” show at ...

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