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Featured Artwork: Carl Bretzke

Tracks On River Ice 22 x 40 in. Oil on linen 2019 Available Through Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY January seemed colder than usual this year. As a result...

Carl Bretzke: Top 10 Reasons to Attend PACE

Don’t take it from us — hear it from one of plein air painting’s stars. The Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) is the place to be in April.

Featured Artwork: Carl Bretzke

Karl's Farm (Door County Plein Air 2018) 16 x 20 in. Oil Sold Carl Bretzke is a representational oil painter who specializes in urban scenes and plein air...

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 51 – Carl Bretzke’s Transformation

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews the quickly ascending Minneapolis-based artist Carl Bretzke. Throughout the interview, Rhoads and Bretzke discuss the artist's choice to retire from a medical career and pursue painting full-time, a transition that involves a number of important challenges and strategies that many artists face.

EXHIBITION: Carl Bretzke, Scott Lloyd Anderson, and Richard Kochenash in Minneapolis

Three prominent Minnesota artists are featured in “Capturing Light: Three Plein Air Painters,” on view at Douglas Flanders & Associates through October 30. The work...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Carl Bretzke

Carl Bretzke was hoping to paint a nice harbor view at sunset during the Door County Plein Air Festival in late July. Mother Nature...

Bretzke Wins PleinAir Salon $15K Grand Prize

Minneapolis painter Carl Bretzke won the $15,000 Grand Prize in the 2015-2016 PleinAir Salon last week at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE),...

Painting Santuario de Chimayó

Welcome back to your Plein Air Convention & Expo highlights! Yesterday was so filled with activities that it’s difficult to narrow it all down...
How to paint halos of light - Carl Bretzke, "Boot Store," 16 x 20 in.

Nocturne Know-How: Paint a Halo of Light in Your Night Scene

Check out this tip from Carl Bretzke on how to paint a halo of glow around light at night.
Plein Air Salon - John Buxton, "Great Falls of the Passaic," oil, 56 x 35 in.

6 Salon Stars from January 2022

Joseph McGurl has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon. They are ...
How to paint landscapes - John MacDonald, "October Dusk," 12 x 24 in.

How to Paint Landscapes: 3 Experts on Fixing Annoying Mistakes

When we’re learning a craft, there are bound to be times that we make mistakes - we know that this is where growth happens. But there’s something to be said for knowing ahead of time how to avoid certain mistakes from the get-go to make painting less painful and more pleasurable. Today, three masters of landscape painting - John MacDonald, Carl Bretzke, and Joseph McGurl - share their secrets for fixing the most annoying and common mistakes that artists make.
LPAPA winner - “Valley Below” by Carl Bretzke (16×20 oil)

23rd LPAPA Invitational a Success, But Not Without Challenges

The outdoor painters were not deterred from these challenges; see how they rose to the occasion, and find out who took home this year's Best in Show.
"Valley Below" by Carl Bretzke

Congratulations to the LPAPA 2021 Winners

See who took home the coveted "Best in Show" award at this year's Invitational!
Carl Bretzke, "Rocket Ride," Undated, oil, 24 x 36 in., Private collection, Studio

6 Vibrant Paintings of Fairs and Festivals

For plein air painters, fairs, festivals, and amusement parks offer unique opportunities to indulge in bold, vibrant color and flex the creative muscles needed to capture the energy and excitement on full display. 
Daniel K. Robbins, "At the Dock's End," 2021, oil, 11 x 14 in., private collection, plein air and studio

Putting in the Work

Whether you’re a painter interested in improving your craft, a professional who wants to make sure you’re making the best decisions for your bottom line, or an art lover interested in adding new talent to your collection, it behooves you to stay in the know.
How to paint skies in oil

11 Peaceful Paintings of Skies

Learning how to paint clouds and skies doesn't have to be difficult. Simply start by studying the works of accomplished painters, right here. You'll love what these top artists have to share...

LPAPA: Successfully Pivoting to Survive

The show must go on! Highlights of LPAPA's 2020 version its annual Invitational included creative twists, a unique Gala Art Show & Sale, and two Lifetime Achievement Awards, given to...
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

Plein Air Grand Marais – 2020 Winners

2020 has proven to be a challenging year to organize events where people gather in groups. But outdoor painting is a perfect pandemic-avoidance activity, even if some painters are more home-bound than others...
landscape oil paintings

8 Paintings From the Water’s Edge

You can almost feel the breeze in your hair, catch the scent of fresh fish, and hear the sounds of waves lapping at the shore in this gallery of paintings from the water’s edge.
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.
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