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Plein Air Podcast 238: Artists in Paris

If you've ever wondered about the plein air lifestyle, today is the day you need to listen. This is episode number 238 with plein air painters ...
painting retreat

Everyone Who Paints is Welcome

An Invitation from Eric Rhoads
John D Cogan, “Morning Virga,” 2017, acrylic, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air and studio

Get What You Came For

"When working in plein air, start with your most important elements," says John D. Cogan.
Stewart White, "Balboa," watercolor

Should You Plan Your Plein Air Painting?

Plein air watercolor artist Stewart White has a background in illustration and design, which shows in his paintings and his teachings. The following is his Q&A on the benefits of travel for artists, the use of edges in a painting, and thoughts on planning a plein air piece.

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Stewart White, "Balboa," watercolor

Should You Plan Your Plein Air Painting?

Plein air watercolor artist Stewart White has a background in illustration and design, which shows in his paintings and his teachings. The following is his Q&A on the benefits of travel for artists, the use of edges in a painting, and thoughts on planning a plein air piece.
Rebecca Arguello, "Carpenteria Bluffs 2," 2020, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air and studio

Today’s Inspiration: Expressive Realism

Contemporary plein air and studio painter Rebecca Arguello shares her inspiration, her biggest aha moment, and the art advice she wished she had heard earlier in her career. 
Plein Air Podcast - Eric Rhoads and Clyde Aspevig

Plein Air Podcast 237: Clyde Aspevig on Art, Conservation, and More

This is episode number 237 with the artist many believe is the best landscape artist on Earth. This is a big deal to have him on the podcast today. Today you're going to meet the great Clyde Aspevig.
John MacDonald explains how to paint skies

Why John MacDonald is All About the Sky

Whether playing the lead or a supporting role in your paintings, understanding the nature of the sky and learning to paint it in all its manifestations is an important skill for any landscape painter.
painting with gouache

Painting with Gouache: 7 Serene Examples

Mike Hernandez is an Art Director in the animation industry and a plein air artist who loves painting with gouache. Here, he shares seven of his landscapes along with inside info just for you.
Plein art art show

Plein Air Art Show: Layers of Autumn

Plein Air Art Show: Layers of Autumn Through June 4, 2023 Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College, New York adirondackartistsguild.com From the organizers: The Kelly Adirondack Center and Union...
Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to enjoy the sunset or want to explore the beaches by day while plein air painting, these locations ...
Plein Air Podcast - Kathleen Hudson and Eric Rhoads

Plein Air Podcast 236: Kathleen Hudson on Painting Waterfalls and More

In this episode, Eric Rhoads interviews plein air landscape painter Kathleen Hudson on painting waterfalls, what's in store for her this year, and much more.

Artist Spotlight: Jessie Rasche

How did you get started and then develop your career? Jessie Rasche: 15 years ago I became a professional fine artist, starting with tiny still...
Watercolor painting - India

New Delhi Welcomes Plein Air

The India Watercolor Society (IWS) is hosting the 11th annual Plein Air Festival and Competition, January 20-23 in New Delhi. The jurors are Atanur Dogan...
Steve Clark painting his favorite location: the desert at Anza Borrego, California

The Desert is #1

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