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PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition winner

On Painting “Logan Street Sunset”

Congratulations to Gavin Glakas, whose oil painting "Logan Street Sunset" won in a recent bi-monthly PleinAir Salon. In this spotlight, Glakas tells about how the Charleston-inspired painting came to be.
Art prompts - OutdoorPainter.com

9 “Backyard” Paintings Inspired By #StayAtHome Art Prompts

You'll love seeing these "backyard paintings" your peers created from our recent series of creative art prompts. Click through to be inspired and delighted.
Plein Air in Long Beach Island

Coming Soon: Plein Air in Long Beach Island

Artists from around the country will paint Long Beach Island this summer. Get details on the annual event and apply to participate here.

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PleinAir Podcast - Lyn Boyer - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 174: Lyn Boyer on Knowing ‘What’ To Paint

In this episode Eric interviews Lyn Boyer on how to make the most out of each plein air painting experience, and more.
Thomas Bucci, “Labor of Love,” 2019, watercolor, 11 x 15 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Labor of Love

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Labor of Love" by Thomas Bucci.
Painting snow en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Valuable Tips for Painting a Snow Scene on Location

When it comes to painting snow scenes en plein air, you may experience some of the best sessions on warm, sunny days.
Have a look at the spring blooms and still lifes your plein air peers created while self-isolating, and be inspired.
PleinAir Podcast - Lori Putnam - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 173: Lori Putnam on Painting Loosely and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews Contemporary American Impressionist Lori Putnam, who tells us about her plein air painting process, and much more.
Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Create a painting inspired by our creative art prompts, and your art could be featured in Plein Air Today!
Matt Ryder, “Jebal Akhdar,” 2018, oil, 18 x 24 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air studies

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Jebal Akhdar

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Jebal Akhdar" by Matt Ryder.
"When mixing colors for the landscape, artists need to be quick on their feet," says John Hughes. "Outdoors, where the light and shadows are in constant motion, it’s important to be able to mix a color intuitively."
A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

Nathanael Gray spent the past year painting outdoors in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Read about his experience, and be inspired.

Get Excited About Painting in New Mexico

This August: We're hoping you'll join us on a trip for plein air painting in New Mexico at the first and only summertime PACE.
How Artists Are Coping with Self-Isolation

How Artists Are Coping with Self-Isolation

As the country slowly begins to open up in different ways, we’re curious - how have you been coping with self-isolation? Here are ways some of your peers have gotten through the past couple of months.
In this episode Eric interviews Kim Lordier about painting from photo references, creating atmospheric perspective, and more.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 174: Lyn Boyer on Knowing 'What' To Paint