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How Your Sketches Can Earn You Money

Does your sketchbook contain the winning work for the next bimonthly PleinAir Salon?
Lori Putnam, “Spring in Ukraine,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air study

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Spring in Ukraine

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Spring in Ukraine” by Lori Putnam.
How to use a proportional wheel - OutdoorPainter.com

What Is a Proportional Wheel?

For artists, a proportional wheel is (or should be) an indispensable tool. See why in this guest blog post from John Pototschnik.

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Plein air painting - Miles Copeland castle

Painting at Miles Copeland’s Castle

A fortunate group of plein air painters recently enjoyed an excursion to paint in France at a castle co-owned by the man who once managed the bands Sting and The Police.

See the World Like a Plein Air Painter

In this plein air course for beginners, you’ll gain inspiration and a wealth of new skills and techniques for painting outdoors.
En Plein Air Texas - OutdoorPainter.com

Winners From the Recent “En Plein Air Texas” Event

A whirlwind week of over 400 paintings about West Texas has come and gone! See who took home awards from En Plein Air Texas this year.
Participants painted southern Ohio landscapes that included small-town scenes, urban sights in downtown Cincinnati, and Midwest farms. Learn more about this — and the next event — here.
PleinAir Podcast guest Mark Boedges - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Podcast 148: Mark Boedges on Painting Greens and More

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews landscape painter Mark Boedges, who explains why he tends to avoid greens even though they show up in his landscape paintings.
Plein air painting trip - OutdoorPainter.com

New Fall Color Location Revealed

Most of the seats for Fall Color Week 2020 have already been sold, so reserve your spot now for an unforgettable painting trip.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda” by Hsin-Yao Tseng.
See how this Hoosier artist has combined painting on location with events that draw thousands, bringing art to the masses in unexpected places.
Color Corner: 10 Artists Share What’s on Their Palette

Color Corner: 10 Artists Share What’s on Their Palette

We asked some of your favorite plein air artists about their palettes and what colors — and brands — they use to create stunning landscapes.
Jeremy Lipking - Plein Air Convention & Expo

Join Us for Plein Air Painting in Denver, Colorado

The world’s largest plein air event is about to get bigger. Discover two new reasons you don’t want to miss the 2020 Plein Air Convention!
Painting in Yosemite - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting in Yosemite: Joys and Challenges

Artists from the California Art Club share their experiences from — and advice for — painting in Yosemite.
If you’re still in the early phases of your art journey, you’ll appreciate these practical nuts and bolts of getting started as an artist.

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  1. PleinAir Podcast 148: Mark Boedges on Painting Greens and More