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How 7 Artists Impacted a Community

We receive much correspondence from artists, collectors, and societies. In this letter, Debra Riley, Gallery Manager / Conroe Art League, shares with us the story of how "one little decision" forever altered her life, and the lasting impact of a handful of artists in the 1960’s.
London plein air artist Clementine St. John Webster

To Paint Manically Before the Light Goes

Clementine St John Webster, classical artist (born 1989) grew up with her family in the deep countryside of Wiltshire and Somerset in the UK,...
PleinAir Magazine - OutdoorPainter.com

Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (October/November 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the October/November issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.

Featured Artwork

Thomas W. Schaller, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads

PleinAir Podcast 188: Thomas W. Schaller on Painting the “Light” in Watercolor and More

Welcome to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads. In this episode Eric interviews the world famous watercolorist Thomas W. Schaller on bad painting habits,...
Brenda Boylan, “Under & Over,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Under and Over”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Under and Over" by Brenda Boylan.

You’re Invited!

Join us for the first ever online PleinAir Salon Art Competition Awards Ceremony. Watch live and discover who wins the $15,000 grand prize and the cover of PleinAir Magazine!
When you come from a relatively flat part of Russia, thrilling mountain vistas are both a joy and a challenge. Just ask Julia Lesnichy.
How to paint landscapes - Joseph McGurl - OutdoorPainter.com

6 Artist Quotes We Love

We could always use a little inspiration, yes? With that in mind, you'll love this mini-collection of quotes for (and by) artists that our team has put together for you!
Shelby Keefe, “Sailor’s Delight,” 2019, oil, 16 x 20 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Sailor’s Delight”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Sailor's Delight" by Shelby Keefe.

PleinAir Podcast 187: Georgia Mansur on Acrylic Plein Air Painting and More

In this week's Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews Georgia Mansur, an American artist living and working in Australia for most of her life - you don't want to miss this one!
"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden," says Kathy Anderson. Learn how to paint from Kathy during this one-of-a-kind virtual event.
The Show Goes on in Sonoma

The Show Goes on in Sonoma

“We’ve all been going through challenging times during the pandemic, and it’s tough to predict what our future will look like,” says Jennifer Parr, SPAF Board Co-President. “But we know one thing for sure: Art must be a part of that future!" 

How I Developed My Artistic Style: Growth, Beauty, Mission

Should you be happy with "only good paintings?" This plein air painter thinks so, and here's why.

Travel Sketching: Tips for Keeping an Art Journal

From 2015 to 2018, Ivan Chow made trips to and around Instanbul, Turkey, sketching many scenes along the way. In this excerpt from his upcoming book, "Travel Sketching: Drawing Insights from Instanbul," he shares one of his favorite formats for drawing on location.
Artist and author John Pototschnik explains his process when it comes to giving a landscape painting the perfect title.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 188: Thomas W. Schaller on Painting the "Light" in Watercolor and More