Oil painting of rock cliffs in the distance

Featured Artwork: John Budicin

Working Late Oil 22 x 28 in. $9,500 Available through the artist John Budicin: This site is from River Walk Park in Tucson, Arizona. I was teaching a week-long...
how to paint - Linda Richichi

Watch: Overcoming Bad Painting Habits

Join art publisher Eric Rhoads on this episode of Art School Live, featuring colorist Linda Richichi!
Watercolor painting of peaceful body fo water on a foggy morning

Artist Spotlight: Brienne M. Brown

For artist Brienne M. Brown, she made art a priority in her life, and instead of trying to find the time; she started to make the time to paint.
Who painted this?

Can You Help Us Identify This Painting?

We need your help! A reader recently purchased an unsigned painting with unusual qualities that hint it could be by a master. What do you think?
William Kocher, "Pastoral," oil on board, 6 x 12

A Shared Pursuit en Plein Air

"There is meaningful growth to be had when painting with friends, as well as exploring and experiencing art and life together."
Scott Christensen, “Gouache Study,” 2020, gouache, 10 x 14 in. Private collection Plein air and studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Gouache Study

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Gouache Study."
LPAPA Signature Artist & Board Member Anthony Salvo with LPAPA Artist Member Fernando Micheli

Exciting News From LPAPA

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) has fulfilled a long-time vision of ...
How to use PanPastels

Highlights From the First-Ever Pastel Live

Welcome to your Daily Highlights from the first-ever Pastel Live virtual art conference! We hope you'll enjoy these favorite moments and demos from this unforgettable event!
Paintings of churches

Country Roads: 12 Rural Landscape Paintings

The tree-lined twists and turns of narrow country lanes hold the promise of adventure and discovery, and, for some, the feeling of coming home. The 12 bucolic landscapes featured here leave us wondering what lies just over the hill or around the next bend.
Color mixing for landscape painting

Color Mixing for Artists: How to Mix the Perfect Color

Join art publisher Eric Rhoads on this episode of Art School Live, featuring today's guest Bill Davidson on color mixing and color values!
Painting Events - A scene from the Publisher's Invitational, Fall Color Week

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for September 2021

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Dawn Whitelaw, “Margaret’s Gate,” 2020, oil, 8 x 10 in., Private collection, Plein air sketch

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Margaret’s Gate”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Margaret’s Gate."
Plein Air Salon - "Little Island in the Afternoon" (oil, 20 x 20 in.) by Deborah Tilby

Sublime Works from the July Salon

Elizabeth Harris, Owner/Director of InSight Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Larry Moore, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 215

PleinAir Podcast 215: Larry Moore on Creativity and More

In this episode Eric interviews artist, author, and creative coach Larry Moore on abstraction in landscape painting, how to keep from getting frustrated as an artist, and much more.
Nancy Nowak, "Riverwalk Cable Car," 2017, pastel, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air and studio

Making an Impression

Striving to evoke an emotional response to the beauty in the everyday, this Georgia-based painter imbues her representational pastels with an impressionist flair.
Judson Brown, plein air painter

On View: Painting Connections

Learn about a plein air painting exhibition by painter, teacher, and avid outdoorsman Judson Brown.
Painting outdoors - Art in the Open

Painting the Landscape in Ireland: Art in the Open Winners

In its 14th year, this annual festival hosted 100 artists painting and capturing the stunning landscape of the Sunny South East, County Wexford in Ireland.
Plein air painting tips

5 Tips From a Plein Air Painting Pro

No-fear plein air painting requires a little planning, a healthy dose of respect for nature and a keen sense of humor. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to hit the ground running and make the most of your experience.
Scott W. Prior, “Old Carlsbad,” 2020, oil, 11 x 14 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Old Carlsbad”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Old Carlsbad."
Paint Anywhere in the World - Plein Air Today

Fill in the Blank: If I Could Paint Anywhere …

Close your eyes and imagine ... if you could choose any place in the world, with no limits or consequences, where would you paint?
Mark Sublette, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 214

PleinAir Podcast 214: Maynard Dixon Expert Mark Sublette

In this episode Eric interviews Mark Sublette, the owner of the Medicine Man Gallery, an expert on Maynard Dixon, and the host of the Art Dealer Diaries podcast. Don't miss it!
Artist sitting in his studio with framed paintings filling the wall

Artist Spotlight: Marc Anderson

Where did this artist get his start? As an art student in college, Marc got a summer job drawing caricatures at an amusement park and eventually drawing at county fairs around the Midwest.
Lightning Show by Derek Davis

15th Annual Red Wing Winners Announced

From 29 juried-in artists who completed three paintings each, the Best in Show this year went to ...
Camille Pissarro, "The Boulevard Montmartre at Night" painting

Even An Eye Infection Didn’t Stop Him

When this famous artist began to suffer from a recurring eye infection that prevented him from working outdoors, he found a new way to paint the landscape.
Michael Reardon, “Tivoli Morning,” 2018, watercolor, 10 x 5 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Tivoli Morning”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Tivoli Morning."
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