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Painting of the moon

Acrylics and the Allergic Artist

"It has been an exhausting and convoluted journey finding art materials that I am not allergic to."
acrylic painting en plein air

Advantages of Acrylic and Plein Air

The qualities of acrylic don't have to be a disadvantage en plein air. How?
A scene from Charlie Easton's acrylic landscape painting demo

Demo: Painting the Landscape with Acrylic

See why there are benefits of painting landscapes with acrylic, even if you normally paint with oils.

PleinAir Podcast 187: Georgia Mansur on Acrylic Plein Air Painting and More

In this week's Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews Georgia Mansur, an American artist living and working in Australia for most of her life - you don't want to miss this one!
How to paint a landscape

Studies to Studio: Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Landscape painter John Hughes shares a step-by-step painting demo, illustrating his problem solving process for an acrylic study.
Plein air painting - Don Bishop

Plein Air Tonalism with Acrylics

Two of a plein air painter’s favorite elements — light and atmosphere — are arguably best celebrated by a tonalist approach, as the work of this Oregon painter suggests.

Glazing Acrylics With a Palette Knife

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Canadian painter Sylvio Gagnon makes paintings with a distinctive look, and once you hear about his process,...

Care Needed When Toning Canvas With Acrylic

A video that a San Francisco artist posted on YouTube about the alleged dangers of toning a canvas with too thin of a mixture...

The Advantage of Using Acrylic Studies

To fulfill a long-standing ambition to paint an expansive view of the Iguassu Falls of South America, Donald Neff made acrylic studies on location...
Sue Ginter, plein air painting

How I Sold My First Painting

My goal was achieved because of persistence in the face of several obstacles, including ...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Artists

This list has it all: gorgeous frames, beautiful paints, and even a cute art-themed ornament!
Mark Fehlman, painting en plein air

Are You Talented Enough to be a Painter?

TLDR: Yes! But keep reading to see what these seven plein air painters had to say when I asked them for their responses to a question that all creatives hear in their minds at some point.
PleinAir Salon - Luis Azon, "Late Afternoon in Spain," 52 x 52 in., oil

The Spain-Inspired September Salon Winner

Artist William A. Suys, Jr has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota IMG_0374

Camaraderie and Kaleidoscopic Sunsets

Outdoor Painters of Minnesota announces 2022 awards in the 19th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition and festival of outdoor painting.
Painting on location

Mendocino Open Paint Out Winners Announced

The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosted three prestigious featured artists and 60 participating artists, from throughout California, as well from Illinois and Pennsylvania, as...
PleinAir Salon - Kimball Geisler, "Raging Spring," oil, 45 x 72 in.

The “Raging” Power of the PleinAir Salon Winner

Lori Putnam has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon. See who took home prizes here!
Plein Air Podcast

Plein Air Podcast 226: Eric Rhoads on the Creators Studio with Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson interviews Eric Rhoads about everything from his career path in radio broadcasting to the publishing industry, overcoming creative fears, having confidence to follow your dreams, and more.
PleinAir Salon - Patricia Ryan, "Marmalade Sky," oil, 24 x 36 in.

“Marmalade Sky” Wins July

Michael J. Ruple, Director of aux gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon monthly art competition.
Painting vibrant color - Jed Dorsey, "That One Morning," 2018, acrylic, 18 x 24 in., Private collection, Plein air

7 Tips for Painting Vibrant Color

Plein air painter and fourth-generation artist Jed Dorsey shares his tips for getting brilliant color into your next landscape painting.

“Floating Dream” Finishes First in the PleinAir Salon

Diane Waterhouse, owner of Waterhouse Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
  1. Plein Air Podcast 229: Kami Mendlik on Painting, Teaching, and More