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In this free article, score Dan Marshall's tips, plus three case studies on landscape painting composition.
A strong composition is achieved through intentional design, not a happy accident of random shapes. If we look closely, nature gives us all the information we need. We just have to organize the pieces to create visually pleasing paintings.
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric interviews plein air and studio painter John Michael Carter on realism in art, the process of learning and finding one's voice, and painting elements such as composition and focal points, and more.
We asked, and you answered! In this roundup, we're sharing your favorite composition books for artists.
Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with plein air painter Mark Fehlman on his composition checklist, the most important tool artists have, and more.
The landscape compositions of David Dibble, who tells the story of his heritage through art, are second to none. In this PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, they discuss art inspiration, the keys to getting the most out of an art workshop, and much more.
Anne Blair Brown on seeing shapes for composition, how to have more successes than failures — and much more — in this PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads.
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Thomas Caleb Goggans’ “Shoshone Turquoise.”
- Jeanne Mackenzie reporting - In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and...
Ever find that the composition seems right and ready in your viewfinder, but during the painting session, that original vision goes askew? Grab a...
Check out this tip from Carl Bretzke on how to paint a halo of glow around light at night.
In this demonstration from PleinAir Magazine, we see how Beth Bathe uses water-mixable oils to create the tonal landscape painting, "Pipkas Cottage."
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Russian landscape painter Zufar Bikbov in a fascinating conversation.
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Mark Shasha, an amazing plein air and studio artist.
How did you get started and then develop your career? Larry Cannon: I had one semester of watercolor during my architectural training but did not...
Kathleen Hudson (who is on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention) has been drawn to the landscape since childhood. Here, she explains her process of how to paint landscapes.
A Q&A with Bob Rohm on the process of landscape painting, including his use of a "mother color."
Plein air painter Gene Costanza shares his five quick tips for artists on composition, color, and more.
The paint was still drying on Brenda Boylan’s five-foot-wide landscape when she took a few minutes to chat with me about her most recent work. Learn how the painting came to be, including the design concept she discovered and applied when she was halfway through the piece.
Working quickly and directly, Joseph Zbukvic exploits all the qualities that make plein air painting with watercolor so unique.