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Artist Joseph McGurl painting en plein air

How Joseph McGurl Uses Sight-Size Drawing

Joseph McGurl champions the sight-size method, which allows him to spend less time drawing and more time painting; here's how.
Landscape oil painting of snowy mountain

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Whetstone in April

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Whetstone in April" by Shaun Horne.
PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads - Mark Sublette

PleinAir Podcast 202: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 2

In this second half of Eric's interview on the Art Dealer Diaries Podcast with Mark Sublette, Eric shares his interesting path to publishing and how Plein Air grew into a convention, Salon, and more. Listen and be inspired as he talks about the importance of doing what you love.

Featured Artwork

Plein air artist Greg LaRock, painting outdoors

Greg LaRock: In His Own Words

In a special tribute to Greg LaRock, we share previous interviews about his life in art and painting process, and special memories from his friends and loved ones.
Watercolor painting on an easel by Indiana river

Painting Indiana Rivers: Using Art to Highlight Conservation

How do you paint 100 landscapes of 20 rivers without them looking alike? See how these plein air painters are dedicating their time to both painting and the environment, and how folks from artists to anglers are helping them discover each location's unique features.
Painting of Zoroaster Peak by Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran’s Grand Adventure

Learn how Moran came to be one of the most famous landscape artists, and the meaning behind his secret signature.
Because I’ve been painting so long, I use color intuitively. I just “feel” my color. I choose colors automatically and know which ones harmonize or contrast with each other depending on the effect I want. I have long since stored by paint-splattered color wheel deep in a drawer in my studio, ignoring the wealth of information hidden within it. I’m sure I learned all there was to know about color in high school or college, so what is the point?
Mark Sublette, host of the Art Dealer Diaries

PleinAir Podcast 201: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 1

In this special edition, listen to an interview with Mark Sublette of the Art Dealers Diaries podcast as he interviews Eric Rhoads about his path from the radio business to art, how he keeps up with his daily live videos with other artists, and much more.
Pastel painting of a seashore

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Memorial Day

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Memorial Day" by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Ginny Good painting en plein air

Just Do the Preliminary Sketch – and 25 Other Painting Aha Moments

Do you remember the first time a painting concept clicked for you? For these Dreamliners, the big "aha" moment came during plein air workshops, painting travels, and even at recent Streamline events such as Plein Air Live, the world's first online art conference. Keep reading to see if you've shared some of these special moments!
Whether you paint exclusively en plein air or split your time between indoors and out, we hope the tips shared here entice you to try your first day-to-night scene or help you make your next one that much more believable.
Tom Heinsohn and Paul Gallant painting outdoors

Memorial to Tom Heinsohn, Basketball Star and Artist

Tom Heinsohn's "painting buddy" shares a warm tribute to the man he knew as a plein air painter who taught him many memorable lessons.
Landscape painting by Charlie Hunter - OutdoorPainter.com

Charlie Hunter on Losing Edges

"When you get past explaining what you are showing the viewer," says Charlie Hunter, "you start to get into what is truly reality."
Oil painting of a girl selling flowers

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Flower Seller, Guatemala

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Flower Seller, Guatemala" by Kevin Macpherson.
Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 202: From the Art Dealer Diaries, Part 2