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Learn how to master light in this free lesson from Art School Live, featuring Richie Vios.

Creating the Perfect Watercolor Blend – Watch Free

In this demo, Richie Vios shares the essential but underrated skills of creating the perfect consistency of water and pigments. If you love watercolor or want to learn about watercolor, watch this free lesson!

Why “Student” is Not a Dirty Word

John Hughes shares why he hopes he never loses his enthusiasm for learning more about making art, because “that would surely spell disaster.”
Antonin Passemard, “Through the Trees,” 2020, oil, 20 x 28 in., Available from Hagan Fine Art, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Through the Trees”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Through the Trees."

Featured Artwork

Plein Air Events - OutdoorPainter.com

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for October 2021

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Male artist painting outdoors near a body of water

Artist Spotlight: Robert Green

Robert Green is a painter of the Alaskan Adventure. The day after he retired, he launched his "retirement career" as an artist.
Painting on Location > "Chalk Cliffs" by Don Demers

Painting On Location and Visual Veracity

Artist Don Demers shares his insights, motivations, and creative process for his maritime and landscape paintings.
Watch as Tom Lynch shares a plein air technique that he now applies in the studio, as well as the exact paints and brushes he uses and why, how to refresh your colors, and much more.
Dave Santillanes, "Beneath Kilea Cone," 2014, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Beneath Kilea Cone”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Beneath Kilea Cone."
Plein air art history - Albert Edelfelt

Finding Plein Air Inspiration in Finland, 1800s

A look at our plein air heritage as we feature a Finnish artist who was originally best-known for his portraits of royalty.
Cartoon illustration of a landscape

Avoiding That ‘Cartoon Look’ in Your Paintings

"Today’s article deals with a very annoying problem that crops up from time to time in some of my students’ paintings. Annoying to them, but the good news is that..."
A step-by-step plein air watercolor demo, painted amid choking smoke from the California wildfires.
In this painting, John indicates a meniscus effect along the shoreline.

14 Guidelines for Painting Effective Edges

Edge control is one of several tools which artists use to create quality paintings; but there are 14 governing factors that determine the degree of hardness or softness on the various forms that we paint.
Plein air sketch to studio painting - Eric Rhoads and Michael Holter

How To: Plein Air Sketch to Studio Painting (Watch Free)

Join art publisher Eric Rhoads on this episode of Art School Live, featuring Michael Holter!
Art memes - paint brushes

How Many Paint Brushes Do You Own?

Just for fun - fill in the blank! How many paint brushes do you own?
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Raquette River, Late Summer."

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