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Video: Painting the Wilderness of the UAE

Follow Dubai-based plein air artist Matt Ryder as he heads into the deserts and mountains of Fujairah, Dubai Creek, Wadi Shawkha, Mleiha, and many other beautiful locations.
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Painting On Location: The Great Wall and the Painted Hall

UK artist Rob Pointon shares his experience of painting outdoors at the Great Wall of China, and on location at the Painted Hall in London.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Garden of Life

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Garden of Life” by Jed Dorsey.

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PleinAir Podcast - Debra Joy Groesser - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 161: Debra Joy Groesser on Life as an Artist and More

In this episode Eric interviews Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser, who is also President of the American Impressionist Society.
Art competitions - PleinAir Salon

PleinAir Salon December/January 2020 Winners Revealed

Diane Waterhouse, owner of Waterhouse Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.

What Inspires Me: Cheri Christensen

Cheri Christensen, who is a master at capturing striking backlight on everyday farm animals and more, on what inspires her to paint. Bonus: Includes video previews of Cheri painting!
Looking for a local event for March 2020? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
Painting landscapes - Michael Chesley Johnson - OutdoorPainter.com

Making My Best Guess When Painting Landscapes

Plein air painter Michael Chesley Johnson explains his “best guess” process for painting landscapes, and how it inspires a variety of styles that span the centuries.
Artist Michael J. Lynch to Be Honored with PleinAir Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

Artist Michael J. Lynch to Be Honored with PleinAir Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

“I was extremely surprised and pleased upon learning that I had been selected..." Lynch said. "Considering the great number of artist friends and colleagues who are undoubtedly more deserving of this recognition than I am, I consider it a great honor and am deeply appreciative."
Inspiration for artists

What I’ve Learned About Art

Inspiration for Artists > 75-year-old artist Mike Hoyt shares how he was driven to begin oil painting 25 years ago, why he hasn’t stopped since, and what he has learned along the way.
In this episode Eric interviews Tom Hughes, winner of the 2019 Plein Air Salon. Hughes shares how his life has changed in the past year, and much more.
Landscape painting - Bill Cramer - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Point in Time

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Point in Time” by Bill Cramer.

Do You See These Colors in the Sky?

As plein air painters know, the sky is rarely just blue. There’s at least a gradation from top to bottom, and the clouds can reflect anything from deep orange to vivid purple. What did 20 artists see when they looked up recently?
Color Corner: 10 Artists Share What’s on Their Palette

Color Corner: 10 Artists Share What’s on Their Palette

We asked some of your favorite plein air artists about their palettes and what colors — and brands — they use to create stunning landscapes.
The exhibition “Minnesota Landscapes” is a collection of works from the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 161: Debra Joy Groesser on Life as an Artist and More