Plein air watercolor landscape painting
“Flat Irons From Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado” (watercolor, 16 x 20 in.) by Buffalo Kaplinski

Art Magazines > Enjoy a sneak peek of the next PleinAir Magazine (April/May 2020), showcasing artists making news in the plein air community today.

SPECIAL EDITION: THE OFFICIAL PLEIN AIR CONVENTION & EXPO ISSUE Plein Air Convention Denver 2020 PACE

In addition to reaching our tens of thousands of readers, the April/May issue of PleinAir Magazine will be distributed at the 9th annual Plein Air Convention & Expo taking place in Denver, Colorado, May 2–6, 2020.

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PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Mountain Majesty

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“Cool Whisper” (acrylic, 16 x 20 in.) by Linda Wilder, Best of Acrylic winner in the August-September 2019 PleinAir Salon

ARTIST PROFILES

THOMAS W. SCHALLER

From the initial spark of inspiration through the finished painting, this watercolor artist demonstrates how he uses the principles of intent, composition, value, and color to guide his work.

PleinAir magazine - Watercolor landscapes  - Thomas Schaller paintings
“Ponte Vittorio Emanuelle II – Rome” (watercolor, 15 x 22 in.)

TARA WILL

Working quickly and primarily in pastel, this Maryland artist aims to capture the essence of the landscape, using bold colors and strong marks.

PleinAir Magazine - Painting landscapes in pastel
“Portrait of a Sunflower” (pastel, 24 x 24 in.)

TOM HUGHES

A master of many mediums and genres, last year’s PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner shares the vital role watercolors play in his practice.

PleinAir Magazine - Painting landscapes in watercolor
“Wood Piles” (watercolor, 15 x 22 in.)

RICHARD MCDANIEL

A committed environmentalist and landscape painter, McDaniel spent the last three years documenting the Russian River as it threads through some of California’s most breathtaking scenery.

PleinAir Magazine - Painting landscapes outdoors
“Bohemian Preserve” (oil, 40 x 60 in.)

SPECIAL FEATURES:

IN THE FIELD: A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE

Nearly half of visual artists in the U.S. are female, but women make up only a small portion of those represented by commercial galleries or found in art museums’ permanent collections. How do women fare in today’s plein air community? We have a candid conversation with Kim VanDerHoek, Lyn Boyer, Jane Hunt, Shelby Keefe, Brienne Brown, and Brenda Boylan to find out.

Plein air painters
Painters take in the landscape.

ART AMBASSADORS FOR A COLORFUL WORLD

Kevin Macpherson established this global organization in 2014 to bring art and joy to underprivileged children in China, Guatemala, the U.S., and Mexico. We catch up with him and other art ambassadors to hear their stories and see what’s next for the group.

Teaching children art
Kevin Macpherson poses with children in the program.

TRUE TO NATURE

In Europe, painting en plein air was an integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art examines the practice and never-before-seen works.

PleinAir Magazine - Jules Coignet paintings
“View of Bozen with a Painter” (oil, 12 3/16 x 15 3/8 in.) by Jules Coignet

THE ELEMENTS:
In-depth demonstrations of basic painting principles, key techniques, and popular subjects

Drawn to places where the randomness of the natural world intersects with the geometry of manmade structures, Lyn Boyer explores the “how” and “why” of painting buildings in the landscape.

PleinAir Magazine - Painting buildings in the landscape
Lyn Boyer, “For Sale by Owner” (oil, 14 x 18 in.)

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD:
Artists share the many joys and challenges of the plein air painter’s life.

Along the California Coast in January, the moon’s gravitational pull creates especially high and low tides. Mark Fehlman captured the magical effects of both in a series of paintings around La Jolla.

Painting outdoors
Fehlman paints on location in La Jolla.

SPECIAL SECTION: THE ARTISTS’ GUIDE TO PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN COLORADO

Everything you need to know about painting on location in Colorado — including tips from local artists about how to pack, where to go, and what to see on your visit.

SUCCESS STORY

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Special Sections:
Artists’ Guide to Painting in Colorado, Plein Air Artists Colorado, PACE 2020 Faculty, Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest

UPCOMING ISSUES

JUNE/JULY
SPACE RESERVATION: Friday, April 24
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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