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Plein air painting trips - OutdoorPainter.com

The Artists Retreat You Deserve

Learn why these artists are committed to an entire week of “me time,” and be inspired to save your spot so you can join them!
Roger Dale Brown on the PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

Roger Dale Brown on Daily Painting and More

Eric Rhoads interviews artist Roger Dale Brown in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Roger tells us how "the most horrifying experience" of his life got him back into painting; why Nashville has become such a great place for artists, and much more.
Advice for painting landscapes - OutdoorPainter.com

Learn to See and Interpret Light, Before Attempting to Paint It

In order to better understand the properties of light for your next landscape painting, practice this assignment from John Hughes.

Featured Artwork

Landscape oil paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning Above Dürrnberg

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Michael Holter on painting and more - OutdoorPainter.com

A Day in the Life of an Artist: Michael Holter

We caught Michael Holter recently as he was packing for his next painting trip: China. In this Q&A, he shares with us what a typical day is like for him, what advice he has for other artists, and more.
Indiana Plein Air Painters - OutdoorPainter.com

First Brush of Spring for Hoosiers

Over 100 artists descended on the Wabash River town in Southwestern Indiana, competing for over $20,000 in prizes and purchase awards.
The key to an effective plein air beach scene is to keep it simple — and that goes for your equipment, your palette, and your subject.
Landscape Painting Advice - Peggy Immel - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Outdoors? Plan for Spontaneity!

“The best plein air pieces start with a well-thought-out plan that is then executed spontaneously with an intuitive hand.” Follow Peggy Immel’s three steps before starting your next landscape painting.
Plein air for beginners - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting for Dummies

If you’re new to painting outdoors (or know someone who is), take advice from these 11 artists, including the most obvious but overlooked things you should know, and what “plein errors” to avoid.
PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

How Plein Air Painting Influences the Movie Industry

What have top animation artists discovered about color and light that can help painters? Listen as Eric Rhoads interviews artists from Dreamworks and Pixar Animation Studios in a discussion about how plein air influences animation in this PleinAir Podcast.
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Master Watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Francisco, California, Eric Rhoads honored master watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of art.
Plein air watercolor paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting California’s Piers

Eric M. Davis traveled over 11,350 miles in 17 months to complete the works featured in his book, “The California Pier Series.” Read an exclusive excerpt and view some of the watercolor paintings here.

Master Pastelist Albert Handell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Francisco, California, Eric Rhoads honored master pastelist Albert Handell with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of art.
The week brought many unexpected circumstances and challenges for the artists, including high winds, herds of curious horses investigating the painting, and separate encounters with a bull and a rattlesnake who were equally unamused.

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