Artist Jim Wodark

Celebrating the Work of Jim Wodark, Grand Prize Winner of the PleinAir Salon

The winner of this year’s Plein Air Salon says he enters his paintings in art competitions for these two reasons.
Joe Paquet, plein air artist

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 74: Joe Paquet

From art marketing to philosophy, you’ll be inspired and will pick up some helpful advice in this interview between Eric Rhoads and artist Joe Paquet.
First Brush of Spring, Plein Air Indiana

Plein Air in Small-Town Indiana

More than 130 artists gathered for this year’s “First Brush of Spring.” Enjoy a recap of the event here, and see who won Best in Show.
Artist David Leffel

David Leffel Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

We wish to congratulate master artist David Leffel for earning a Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch a touching mini-documentary about his life and his path to becoming a legend.
Alvaro Castagnet watercolor artist

Watercolor Artist Alvaro Castagnet Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to watercolor master Alvaro Castagnet, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo.

Winning an Art Competition Requires This

Artist and art industry veteran Terry Stanley explains that winning a competition hinges on doing one thing right at the onset: see what it is to increase your odds.
PleinAir Art Podcast - Eric Rhoads interviews Frank LaLumia

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 73: Frank LaLumia

Listen to the latest PleinAir Art Podcast, in which Eric Rhoads interviews Frank LaLumia on painting outdoors with watercolor and oil, and “the three S’s of plein air.”
7th Annual Plein Air Convention - PACE 2018

A First-Timer’s Response to PACE

As you'll see in this Plein Air Convention recap, it turns out that hanging out with a thousand artists is every bit as much fun as you would think!
Plein air art supplies and paint boxes |

Plein Air Art Supplies: Choosing the Right Paint Box

Innovations to paint boxes have made the job of the plein air painter more practical and enjoyable. Check out the set-ups of 11 artists with their easels and paintboxes, and learn which may be the right one for you.
Advice for Painting - Greg Cartmell art

What I Learned, Who Taught Me, and My 5 Golden Rules Of Painting

Outdoor painter Greg Cartmell tells us about his first influences, including their memorable words of advice for painting.

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