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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.
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!
Painting snow - OutdoorPainter.com

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 - landscape painting

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!
Watercolor landscape paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Nagore Dargha Sheriff

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Advice for artists - Plein air painting events - OutdoorPainter.com

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.
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?
Landscape painting en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

How I Crowdfunded My Plein Air Adventure

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.
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.
Plein air events

Farm to Table: Bringing Art to the Table

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.
Plein air painting - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast Episode 102: Richard Lindenberg

In the latest PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Richard Lindenberg, who explains that being a professional artist isn’t something he’d recommend for everyone. See why when you listen here.
“Although I’m an enthusiastic plein air painter...” says Barbara Jaenicke, “my participation in competitive plein air events has allowed me to discover quite a bit about my own personal creative process.” Here’s what she learned.

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