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Plein Air Podcast Eric Rhoads Joe Paquet 257

Plein Air Podcast 257: Joe Paquet on Artistic Choices and More

In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews plein air painter Joe Paquet, who is leading a special session titled  “A Beautiful Beginning: The Art of the Start” this year at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.
Theresa Kasun painting on location at the Mets stadium

Good Eye: Plein Air Painter Seen at Citi Field

"As a die-hard Mets fan, it just made sense to go there and capture these moments at home games at Citi Field." ~ Plein Air Today Reader Theresa Kasun

T. Allen Lawson’s Top Salon Choices

Award-winning artist T. Allen Lawson has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Plein air painting - Tom Colcord

How Hip Hop Inspires My Plein Air Painting

San Francisco-based plein air painter Tom Colcord approaches his work with a unique mindset. When asked what he means by “the flow,” he references ...

Featured Artwork

Eric Rhoads and friends painting en plein air at a Publisher's Invitational

Summer Art Retreat: Join Me and a Few Friends in the Adirondacks

Paint all day, every day, without any distractions; make deep friendships; have everything taken care of for you.
Jessie with “Space”, oil, 24x60 in, in the public collection of the Edith Sanford Breast Center

Artist Spotlight: Jessie Rasche

How did you develop your unique style? Jessie Rasche: I’m teaching a workshop right now on how to find and develop your authentic artistic voice,...

A Painting Exercise That’s Almost Like Therapy

Besides improving your brushwork, these painting exercises will go a long way in improving your overall confidence as you pursue your art goals.
Plein air painting in North Carolina

Guide to Plein Air Painting in North Carolina and Tennessee

Today the art scene in North Carolina and Tennessee is vibrant and ever-growing and the plein air tradition flourishes. Find opportunities and inspiration with this free guide!
Plein Air Japan - Lynn Mishkel

Your May 2024 Painting Events Guide

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Plein air art history - Alexandre Calame

Plein Air Heritage: A Swiss Landscape

In this piece, Calame eschews the scenes of snow-capped peaks that dominate his oeuvre in favor of a quieter view of the landscape. Rather than forbidding and awe-inspiring, the effect is ...
Atlanta’s 10th Annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational takes place April 13-21 with 29 nationally and regionally recognized artists.
A temple in Kyoto, seen during the Plein Air Japan trip

Photo Essay: Plein Air Japan, An Artist’s Dream

Passion for plein air painting drives us to explore new adventures. Two weeks ago a group of 35 plein air artists enjoyed a lifetime...
Painting during Plein Air Church, an annual favorite

Plein Air at the Forgotten Coast

Highlights from the 19th Annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event, including Plein Air Church, Student Art Day, and more.
Jane Hunt, “May Poppies,” oil, plein air, 11 x 14 in.

The Tonal Impressions of Emotions

How and why Jane Hunt, who will be at PACE this May, transitioned from medical illustration to painting the landscape en plein air.
Hot off the press > Expert insight and advice from today's plein air masters; News on art competitions; Interesting historical perspectives on landscape art; and more!

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