How to paint landscapes - Bill Davidson -

Bill Davidson on Inspiration for the New Year

Words of advice and inspiration, and a bonus interview with Eric Rhoads and Bill Davidson, filmed live on Facebook!
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PleinAir Podcast 154: T. Allen Lawson on Artist Struggles, Painting, and More

This week, Eric Rhoads welcomes one of the most prominent plein air painters in America, Tim Allen Lawson.
Plein Air Heritage: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

Plein Air Heritage: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot here.
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The State of the Plein Air Movement

Learn about the massive trends we’re seeing, and how you can help grow this historic movement.
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Oct/Nov 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Laura Grenning, owner of Grenning Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.
Plein air watercolor paintings - Mat Barber Kennedy

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Fleet Street, Annapolis

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Fleet Street, Annapolis” by Mat Barber Kennedy.
painting landscapes - John Pototschnik - OutdoorPainter.ccom

Painting Landscapes: Why Draw? Let’s Just Paint.

You don’t actually have to learn drawing techniques if you’re painting landscapes, right? John Pototschnik shares his insights.
Painting landscapes- John Hughes -

Understanding Your Subject as an Abstract Design

Before laying paint to canvas, it’s a good idea to assess your subject in terms of pure abstraction. John Hughes explains.
Quotes for artists - Peggy Immel -

6 Inspirational Quotes for Artists

In this special round-up from Plein Air Magazine, we’re bringing you some of the most inspiring quotes for artists that we’ve seen yet!
Plein air painting - Petrified Forest -

Painting the Petrified Forest

Kath Reilly shares her recent experiences from painting during an artist residency at the Petrified Forest National Park. Bonus: Includes her advice for painting in extreme conditions!
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: The Hills Are Alive

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “The Hills Are Alive” by Kim Lordier.
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Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (February/March 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
Plein Air Convention & Expo

For Plein Air Groups: Good News and Bad News

An Important Message for Plein Air Event Planners
PleinAir Podcast - Eric Rhoads David Leffel -

Your PleinAir Podcast Binge Guide

Each week Eric Rhoads welcomes a new guest to the PleinAir Podcast. Even if you’ve been following this podcast for artists since it began, chances are you may have missed at least one. And if you’re a new listener, we know you won’t want to miss some of the amazing artists that have been featured.
PleinAir Podcast - Raleigh Kinney

PleinAir Podcast 153: Raleigh Kinney on Painting with Watercolor, and More

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads welcomes watercolor artist Raleigh Kinney to the show. Raleigh tells us what he uses to enhance the color of his watercolor paintings, and why he doesn't put them behind glass.
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Plein Air Artists to Follow on Instagram

Our team came up with the following list of Instagram accounts for artists — especially plein air artists! — that you’ll love seeing in your feed.
Mitch Baird, “Boat Builders Shop,” 2017, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boat Builders Shop

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Boat Builders Shop” by Mitch Baird.
Landscape oil paintings - Christine Lashley -

Inspired by Motherhood: How Christine Lashley Discovered Her Style

While Christine grew up surrounded by the arts, her journey to becoming an artist wasn’t clear until later on in her life. Learn more in this interview, and be inspired.
Artist retreat -

The Mountains Are Calling: 2020 Artist Retreat

Join Eric Rhoads in the Adirondack Mountains for the ultimate painting retreat for artists.
Plein air watercolor painting - Richie Vios -

Becoming Texan: Watercolor En Plein Air

Watercolor artist Richie Vios (b. Philippines) shares how plein air painting has changed his life, and how he is enthusiastically “becoming Texan.”
Drawing advice for painters -

10 Drawing Principles That’ll Improve Your Paintings

Improve your drawing skills to achieve accurate placement and proportions in your paintings. The good news is that you don’t have to stop painting in order to improve your drawing; it’s not an either–or situation. Read on to shine a light on this challenge!
Painting the landscape - Shelby Keefe -

Spotlight on Plein Air Painter Shelby Keefe

Shelby Keefe shares her inspiration for painting the landscape in this recent interview.
How to make a color chart - Mark Boedges -

How to Make a Color Chart for Plein Air Painting

Plein air artist Mark Boedges shares three color charts, along with important advice on creating and using them for your next plein air landscape.
Mitch Baird - PleinAir Podcast -

PleinAir Podcast 152: Mitch Baird on Value, Color Temperature, and More

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews representational landscape painter Mitch Baird.
Richard McKinley, “Cliffs of Goleta,” 2014, pastel, 12 x 18 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cliffs of Goleta

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Cliffs of Goleta” by Richard McKinley.