Albert Handell’s August PleinAir Salon Choices

Master Artist Albert Handell has revealed his selections for the winners in the August 2023 PleinAir Salon.

“By all means do so if it’s by computer,” advises Handell in regards to entering the PleinAir Salon. “You get a sense of where you fit in or where you don’t fit in, and there’s no money for framing and shipping. It’s a good way to start.”

Indeed! First place will receive a cash prize, plus all winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of PleinAir® Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

PleinAir Salon Winners Preview:

1st Place Overall: “Early Morning Quiet”

PleinAir Salon - Angus McEwan (United Kingdom), "Early Morning Quiet," watercolor, 22.5 x 15 in.
Angus McEwan (United Kingdom), “Early Morning Quiet,” watercolor, 22.5 x 15 in.

2nd Place Overall: “Mercury”

PleinAir Salon - Radhika Srinivas (Devon, PA), "Mercury," watercolor, 14 x 11 in.
Radhika Srinivas (Devon, PA), “Mercury,” watercolor, 14 x 11 in.

3rd Place Overall: “Serenity”

PleinAir Salon - Sheryl Knight (Santa Maria, CA), "Serenity," oil, 12 x 16 in.
Sheryl Knight (Santa Maria, CA), “Serenity,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

Best Plein Air Landscape: “Sonoma Farm Vista”

Oil landscape painting
Camille Przewodek (Petaluma, CA), “Sonoma Farm Vista,” oil, 9 x 12 in.

Best Plein Air Acrylic: “River View”

acrylic landscape painting
Biruta Hansen (Liverpool, PA), “River View,” acrylic, 12 x 18 in.

Best Plein Air Oil: “Hazy Day in Pacific Grove”

oil landscape painting
Carole Belliveau (Santa Fe, NM), “Hazy Day in Pacific Grove,” oil, 9 x 12 in.

Best Plein Air Pastel: “Maymont Italian Garden”

Pastel landscape painting of a garden
Shavon Peacock (Richmond, VA), “Maymont Italian Garden,” pastel, 12 x 16 in.

Best Plein Air Watercolor / Gouache: “Conversation”

Gouache painting of people
Bernard Dellario (Easton, MD), “Conversation,” gouache, 10 x 8 in.

Enter the PleinAir Salon Today

The next round of the PleinAir Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends on the last day of the month. See the rest of this month’s winners and enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.

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