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IAPS Names Prix de Pastel Award

See who was awarded this prestigious award from the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 33rd Juried Exhibition.
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What’s an Artist to Do With ALL That Green?

As artists, the color green can be very daunting and, often, the way an artist handles this tricky color can denote rather quickly where they might be in their skill level as a painter. Here are some tips to help you handle the greens in your next painting.
Painting en plein air

The First 15 Minutes of Plein Air Painting

Virginia Vovchuk, organizer of “Plein Air on the Santa Cruz,” shares the list of show winners and takes us behind the scenes into her painting experiences.

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Plein air painting events

2018 Paint the Beach Winners

Judge Joe Palmerio deliberated carefully as he selected the winning paintings from those presented by the artists after two days of painting outdoors around the town of Fort Myers Beach.
Watercolor painting en plein air

PleinAir Podcast Episode 101: Watercolor Artist Barbara Tapp

It took watercolor artist Barbara Tapp seven years of doing *this* to transition from drawing as an architectural illustrator to becoming a true painter. Learn what, and be inspired, in this week’s PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads. Bonus: Includes a Marketing Minute on using social media and pricing your art!
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Is That Watercolor?

Help us congratulate Angus McEwan, a recent winner of the bi-monthly PleinAir Salon, and enjoy this exclusive Q&A with the artist, who shares his biggest challenges, his advice for others, and the answer to a common question he hears about his watercolor paintings.
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico — 2018 Winners

We recently announced the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico juried exhibition. The winners have been chosen, and they are ...
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Overcoming the Difficulties of Painting en Plein Air

Six outstanding plein air painters share useful tips that helped them push through those early struggles. Learn how they assimilate landscape overload and use all the material gathered on-site when creating larger studio works.
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Handling the Competitive Nature of Plein Air Events

Having been an avid outdoorsman for most of his life, Ohio artist Robin Roberts easily made the transition from studio design work to plein air painting.
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Give, Get, Win!

The holidays are right around the corner, and so it’s time to start planning your gift lists (for giving and receiving, maybe?), and we wanted to take this as an opportunity to give as well! See what we mean in this big announcement!
Plein air oil painting

Kelly’s Pick of the Week: Maritime Sunrise

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Coming Soon: Brushes by the Beach

G. Lee Gallery is pleased to once again host the Brushes by the Beach® plein air event, supporting Artist Boat’s Eco-Art adventures for children. See when and where in this announcement.
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Adventures in Painting Outdoors: The Granite Group 2018 Painting Trip

It seemed the closer we got to our destination, the worse it got, starting with cloudy skies and the sound of distant thunder, progressing to light rain, then a steady downpour punctuated with regular flashes of lightning and loud claps of thunder. Finally, within a quarter-mile or so of the campsite, it began to hail the size of gumballs...
Can you believe this is our 100th episode of the PleinAir Podcast?! That’s 100 interviews with today’s artists and experts. Listen to this latest episode, featuring impressionist painter Mark Fehlman, and see why after “about 40,000 hours” of painting, he’s just getting started.

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