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How to paint landscapes - OutdoorPainter.com

The Visual Tools You Need to Create Atmospheric Perspective

Master these elements to give your paintings a powerful sense of atmospheric depth.
Practical Perspective: 3 Ways to Show Point of View in a Painting

3 Ways to Show Perspective in a Landscape Painting

Perspective is more than just the way a road appears to get smaller as it recedes into the distance - learn more in this guest blog post from Michael Holter.

An Artist’s Perspective On Boats, Buildings, and Brushes

Vladislav Yeliseyev shares insights on painting two different landscape subjects, and the brushes he uses for them, in this artist profile from Plein Air Today.

Why This Works: Aerial Perspective and a Good Lead-In

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, Paul Keysar’s “Bath County Fog.”

Why This Works: Format, Key, and Aerial Perspective

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, Susan Paterson’s “PEI Skies.”

PACE, From an Instructor’s Perspective

The attendees at last week’s Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), in Tucson, enjoyed a bountiful offering of art instruction and camaraderie. But what...

From Pastel, a Different Perspective on Grounds

Barbara Clark paints in oil, but it's her pastel past that helps make her paintings so different. How?  In a pastel...

Why This Works: A Lesson in Perspective

In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they...

Up for the Challenge? The Editing and Perspective Obstacles in Rooftop Painting

Tired of trying to find the right scene in your area? Go up on the roof, where the challenges are many and the town's...

First-Person Perspective: Thomas Kitts at the Carmel Art Festival

Another post on this site discusses the details of the Carmel Art Festival, which wrapped up on May 19. Now read Thomas Kitts's first-person...
PleinAir Podcast - Kim Lordier

PleinAir Podcast 172: Kim Lordier on Painting with Pastels and More

In this episode Eric interviews Kim Lordier about painting from photo references, creating atmospheric perspective, and more.
PleinAir Podcast - Dan Hill - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 171: Dr. Dan Hill on Eye Tracking in Art

In this episode Eric interviews Dr. Dan Hill, facial decoder and author of "First Blush: People's Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art." In this podcast, discover how you can use the knowledge of eye tracking to get the strongest effects in your next painting, and more.
Painting a Landscape - John Pototschnik - OutdoorPainter.com

The Challenges of Painting a Landscape

There’s a perception that painting comes easily to professional artists because they "were born with the gift." John Pototschnik explains how that idea is far from the truth...
PleinAir Podcast - Sergio Roff - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 169: Sergio Roffo on Painting Boats, Skies, and More

In this episode Eric interviews nautical painter Sergio Roffo on painting boats, sails, skies, and water en plein air, and more.
Facebook Live Series: Shelby Keefe “Painting From Photographs” **FREE VIEWING**

Facebook Live Series: Shelby Keefe “Painting From Photographs” **FREE VIEWING**

Shelby Keefe demonstrates how you can take a good photo and turn it into an amazing masterpiece.
PleinAir Podcast - Susan Blackwood Howard Friedland

PleinAir Podcast 167: Susan Blackwood and Howard Friedland

In this episode Eric interviews the artist couple Susan Blackwood and Howard Friedland.
Women artists - PleinAir magazine - OutdoorPainter.com

For the Love of Nature: Plein Air Magazine

In the new issue of Plein Air Magazine, we celebrate the many ways artists respond to the landscape, presenting us with new ways of seeing and appreciating the world.
Images courtesy Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center: Year of the Woman

The Sedona Arts Center is celebrating The Year of the Woman as the theme for 2020, the centennial year of the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote.
PleinAir Podcast - Kyle Ma - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 165: Kyle Ma on Painting Roses, Drawing Shapes, and More

In this episode Eric interviews representational painter Kyle Ma, who shares how he balances college life with plein air painting, and much more.
Painting clouds - OutdoorPainter.com

Two Approaches to Painting Clouds

In the course of a Sky Paintings Challenge, we saw dozens of different approaches to the subject matter. Two styles of painting clouds were particularly striking, in part because of their contrast to one another. Check out two ways to look at high-altitude water vapor.
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