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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.
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New Issue Sneak Peek: PleinAir Magazine, April/May ’24

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!
PleinAir Salon - Bill Farnsworth (Venice, Florida), “Looking East,” Oil, 12x16 in.

“Looking East” Looks Like a Winner

Darrell Beauchamp, Executive Director of the Western Art Museum, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.

Featured Artwork

Plein air artist Susan Benigni-Landis

A Plein Air Selfie: Inspired by Every Season

The following is part of a series that spotlights an artist who loves painting outdoors. Today's feature is on Susan Benigni-Landis.
plein air painting in Spring flooding

Plein Air Painters: Pay Heed to Rising Water

A cautionary tale about the danger of flash floods: Just because it’s dry where you are, you could still be downstream of a perilous storm.
Plein air art history - Abbott Handerson Thayer, "Mount Monadnock," 1911/1914, oil on canvas, 22 3/16 x 24 3/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Anna E. Clark Fund)

Plein Air Landscapes as a Form of Portraiture

Aiming to stay true to nature, Abbott Handerson Thayer painted scenes en plein air, most often finding inspiration in views of Mount Monadnock, which overlooked his studio.
Painting plein air - artist retreats - Publisher's Invitational Adirondacks

How I Made My Closest Friends While Painting Plein Air

A letter from Eric Rhoads on friendship, new experiences, and painting plein air >>> 
Eric Rhoads working with a painter; one of the benefits of PACE is learning from each other on the spot.

April 2024 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
View the work being produced by this year's invited artists in The Wet Room beginning March 17 at The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe

8 Exhibits, 4 Venues at Forgotten Coast Plein Air

Now in its 19th year of documenting authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air takes place March 15-24, 2024.
Nestled in the small town of Borrego Springs, renowned and emerging artists come for the competition, but the scenery and community spirit remain long after.

It Gets Better and Better: Highlights from Plein Air Live

The 5th Annual Plein Air Live wrapped up after several days of camaraderie, workshops, paint-along sessions, and learning from the masters. Today's demos featured Amit Kapoor, Beth Bathe, Kimball Geisler, Charlie Hunter, and Kevin Macpherson.
From Tim Horn's landscape painting demo

An Aha Moment, Every Time

Preview expert presentations from Natasha Isenhour, Roos Schuring, Tim Horn, John Budicin, Shuang Li, and even Don Demers at Plein Air Live, Day 2.
From Marc Anderson's Plein Air Live session

We Can’t Imagine Life Without It

On Day 1 (Wednesday) of Plein Air Live this year, we had front-row seats for painting demonstrations from Shanna Kunz, Tom Hughes, Nicholas O'Leary, Marc Anderson, Rich Gallego, and Mary Garrish.
How did you get started and then develop your career? Chris Rapa: My parents set me loose on a basement wall with brushes and cans of house paint when I was 4 years old, and I have been painting ever...

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