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How I Got Out of My Comfort Zone and Improved My Art - Ellen Howard

How I Got Out of My Comfort Zone and Improved My Art

In a place with constant activity, curious children, and vibrant scenery, Ellen Howard learned why it’s important to “get out of your own way” to make the most of an art workshop.
A New Way of Seeing and Painting (For Studio and Plein Air Applications) by John Hughes |

A New Way of Seeing and Painting (For Studio and Plein Air Applications)

John Hughes explains how this new way of seeing is key to your success, and the development of this skill will do more to further your advancement as a painter than anything else.
Oil paintings by Cynthia Rosen | Tips for Painting Outdoors

Cynthia Rosen on Painting Outdoors: Advice for Artists

Captivated by her landscape paintings, I invited Cynthia Rosen to share with us some of her general tips for painting outdoors.

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5 Plein Air Paintings from Hawaii |

Five Winning Plein Air Paintings from The Aloha State

Get a recap of the recent Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and view some of the winning paintings here.
PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads and George Van Hook

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 68: George Van Hook on Learning Art

Listen to figurative painter George Van Hook’s interview with Eric Rhoads, in which they discuss the act of copying art in order to learn how to create, and more.

What’s in My Bag?

If you follow Lori Putnam at all, you probably realize she spends a fair amount of time on the road and in the air. That requires making sure she arrives with everything she needs safe and secure. Here are her top five preparedness tips for artists.
See through the eyes of four outdoor painters who traveled to Cuba to paint this “beautiful and complex” place.
Field studies and small works by William Matthews

On View: Field Studies and Small Paintings by William Matthews

A selection of plein air field studies and more...
Plein air paintings - Rick Delanty

Plein Air Art, From the Magazine to a Private Collection

A painting featured in Plein Air magazine finds a home after being discovered by a reader who felt connected to it.

Painting in Historic Havana: A Recap

Discover what this group of artists got to experience while visiting Cuba with Publisher Eric Rhoads. Hint: It included much more than plein air painting!
Since 2010, painters have gathered at YMCA Camp Menogyn to paint the austere beauty of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the heart of winter.

Hiking to (and Painting) Sperry Chalet

Miles of hiking through the glaciers of Montana led Linda Tippetts to paint “Sperry Chalet,” which later suffered from the park fires of 2017. Read about her thrilling trek in this guest blog post.

PleinAir Podcast Episode 67: John MacDonald on Using Photoshop and More

Listen in as Eric Rhoads interviews outdoor painter John MacDonald in this enlightening podcast about creating successful paintings and more.

Stephen Doherty on New Journeys

Artist to artist, a message from Plein Air magazine’s newly retired Editor-in-Chief.
Master these elements to give your paintings a powerful sense of atmospheric depth.

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