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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...
Painting on Location - Great Wall of China - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting On Location: The Great Wall and the Painted Hall

UK artist Rob Pointon shares his experience of painting outdoors at the Great Wall of China, and on location at the Painted Hall in London.
PleinAir Podcast - Debra Joy Groesser - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 161: Debra Joy Groesser on Life as an Artist and More

In this episode Eric interviews Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser, who is also President of the American Impressionist Society.
PleinAir Podcast - Tom Hughes

PleinAir Podcast 160: Tom Hughes on the Importance of Camaraderie and More

In this episode Eric interviews Tom Hughes, winner of the 2019 Plein Air Salon. Hughes shares how his life has changed in the past year, and much more.
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.
Plein air for beginners - Carrie Curran - OutdoorPainter.com

7 Things to Consider When Painting a Landscape Outdoors

Painting outdoors gives you so many options! Get insider notes from Carrie Curran's advice on "Plein Air Basics."
PleinAir Podcast - Jay Moore - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 158: Jay Moore on Landscape Painting Techniques and More

In this episode Eric interviews Jay Moore, who had a serious near-death experience while painting outdoors.
Chuck Waldman on the PleinAir Podcast - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 156: Oil Painter Chuck Waldman on Art Materials and More

In this episode, we welcome landscape oil painter Chuck Waldman, who was a family practitioner before he became a full-time artist.

Going to Extremes: Plein Air Painting in a Rail Yard

An artist shares how he followed his muse and made his way into a rail yard to paint a burned out and abandoned train car.
Painting en plein air - Tamera Menard Ovall - OutdoorPainter.com

Getting Started in the Field

New to painting en plein air? Get advice for painting outdoors with this excerpt from the new book “Plein Air Painting Tips and Tales.”
painting landscapes - John Pototschnik - OutdoorPainter.ccom

Painting Landscapes: Why Draw? Let’s Just Paint.

You don’t actually have to learn drawing techniques if you’re painting landscapes, right? John Pototschnik shares his insights.
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