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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.
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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.
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Painting Under Pressure

“Although I’m an enthusiastic plein air painter, and a frequent practice of painting field studies does indeed make a world of difference in my studio work,” 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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Kelly’s Pick of the Week: A View of the Bay from Hill Street

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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Painting Outdoors Since 1948: A Community Member Spotlight

Recently, one of our dedicated readers reached out to us to say hello and connect, which is part of what the plein air community is all about. Meet John Killmaster, who kindly took the time to answer a few questions about his artistic journey so that you can be inspired in yours.
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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.
For 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.
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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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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.
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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!
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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  1. PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 102: Richard Lindenberg 59:34