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Jennifer McChristian, “Bougainvillea Bloom,” 2018, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

What Makes a Landscape Painting Work?

The compelling art of this California oil painter may hold the answers.
PleinAir Salon judge Lisa Skelly

Should You Enter an Art Competition?

When it comes to art competitions, is it worth entering?
At PACE paint-outs, faculty members are available to guide you while you're painting - a great opportunity for beginning artists

March 2024 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Mike Hernandez, painting with gouache en plein air

Plein Air Painting with Gouache in Winter

Can you paint outdoors with gouache when it's below freezing? Mike Hernandez shares his tips here.

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Mike Hernandez, painting with gouache en plein air

Plein Air Painting with Gouache in Winter

Can you paint outdoors with gouache when it's below freezing? Mike Hernandez shares his tips here.
Hector Acuna artist painting on location

This Helped My Art Journey

A special spotlight on someone from the plein air painting community you may not know yet: Hector Arcuna on his Aha moment, and more.
watercolor studio from plein air study

A Study-to-Studio Watercolor Demo: Oak Creek at Briar Patch XXII

Watch step by step as Julie Gilbert Pollard creates a plein air study with watercolor, then takes it into the studio to paint "Oak Creek at Briar Patch XXII."
Kimball Geisler, “Winter Derelicts,” Oil, 45 x 50 in.

Plein Air Painting as a Game of Chess

On plein air painting > Kimball Geisler discovered a love for nature and the plein air life in countless intriguing natural landscapes.
Joe Paquet, "Rust," 36 x 48 in.

Joe Paquet: Shaping Our Image, on Canvas and in Life

In this PACE artist spotlight, Joe Paquet shares his perspective on the struggles and rewards of being a professional artist.
Plein Air Podcast - Eric Rhoads and Larry Moore

Plein Air Podcast 256: Larry Moore on Creativity and Artistic Growth

In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Larry Moore, who describes himself as "intensely curious."
Born on a farm near Dunavant, Kansas, John Steuart Curry (1897–1946) believed that art should appeal to ...
artist posing with collectors, while holding one of her paintings

Artist Spotlight: Anne Blair Brown

How did you develop your unique style? Anne Blair Brown: The first step to developing my style was to learn the fundamentals of painting. For...

We Say Goodbye to Joe Anna Arnett

Joe Anna Arnett, distinguished artist, died on the evening of February 3, 2024, at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after a long battle with cancer.
PleinAir Magazine FebMarch2024 cover

New Issue Sneak Peek: PleinAir Magazine, Feb/March ’24

Hot off the press > Expert insight and advice from today's plein air masters; News on art competitions; Interesting historical perspectives on landscape art; and more!
I’ve painted outdoors in all kinds of weather and rarely have been uncomfortable because of the cold. My secret is ...

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