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The 7 “C”s Criteria for a Plein Air Judge

Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. Here, he outlines his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.
Natasha Isenhour, President PAPNM

Covid, Artists, and Energy

Natasha Isenhour, President of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, shares her advice on how artists can (and should) preserve your "Energy Bank."
National Museum of Wildlife Art - Plein Air Fest

National Museum of Wildlife Art: 2020 Plein Air Fest

The National Museum of Wildlife Art's Plein Air Fest 2020 will happen at www.wildlifeartevents.org, July 12 - 25, 2020. The summer event is set to...

Featured Artwork

Plein Air Podcast - Kevin Macpherson

PleinAir Podcast 180: Kevin Macpherson on Painting in Mexico and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews artist, author, and teacher Kevin Macpherson on his upcoming demonstrations for Plein Air Live (which includes a live Q&A), and much more.
Kelly Clarkson show - Aaron Schuerr artist

Daytime Television Embraces Plein Air Painter

Aaron Schuerr shares what it was like to be on the Kelly Clarkson show, and how Instagram helped to get him there.
Plein Air Magazine - Anne Blair Brown painting

Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (Aug/Sept 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the August/September 2020 issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Bohemian Preserve" by Richard McDaniel.
Painting outdoors

Forty Fridays, Same Scene, All En Plein Air

Norwegian painter Magne Myhren began a fascinating plein air project that involved finding the perfect scene before painting it 40 times.
Russian artists plein air painters

Spotlight on Russian Plein Air Painter Juliya Zhukova

"I think we don't have a better teacher than nature." Learn more about the inspiration and art of Juliya Zhukova.
Painting outdoors - "Still Waters" by Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak: How Still Waters Brought a Calm to the Crisis

"It is very unusual for me to have such a bank of time to focus on a multiple-layer oil painting," says Gyurcsak. "I began to slowly build the history of my visual story..."
In this episode Eric interviews Craig Nelson, a landscape painter who began his career in art by doing album covers, including for Sammy Davis and The Everly Brothers.
Plein Air Live

Why You Need to Experience Plein Air Live

Learn from speakers on topics about art and plein air, people teaching core essentials, top star artists doing demos, artists critiquing paintings, artist discussions and roundtables, and even painting together in beautiful places. You’ll love what we’ve come up with for this.
Tara Will, “Deepdene Sparkle,” 2019, pastel, 24 x 24 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Deepdene Sparkle

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Deepdene Sparkle" by Tara Will.
Plein air festivals

5th Annual Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival

This year the school anticipates more than 30 artists who will be painting at scenic locations throughout the Hudson Valley. Learn about the deadlines and details here.

The Llama Syndicate

Most artists have their unique ways for going about their business. Colorado artist Michael Charron has a few notable ones involving llamas, a syndication system for selling paintings, and underdrawings with spiritual symbols and cursive writing.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 180: Kevin Macpherson on Painting in Mexico and More