Seth Hopkins, Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director has revealed his selections for the March round; winners of the annual competition will be announced at the Plein Air Convention!
Loss of vision in one eye has taught this plein air painter that there's more to perception than seeing.
Kathleen Hudson (who is on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention) has been drawn to the landscape since childhood. Here, she explains her process of how to paint landscapes.
"I came up with the idea of creating a series of miniature paintings during an economic slowdown, but the business decision has turned into a preference and a passion."
Learn how to make the most of plein air in the southwest, including what colors to bring and how to prepare for the weather.
If you've ever thought that you don't have enough talent to be a great artist, read this advice - and then pick up your brush.
There’s an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that’s about the size of Colorado. It has deep glacier lakes and active volcanoes, and it is the destination for a group of plein air painters led by Eric Rhoads this coming September.
A Q&A with Bob Rohm on the process of landscape painting, including his use of a "mother color."
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Kyle Buckland on how he fell in love with impressionism as a teenager, why 2017 was such a pivotal year for his art life, and more.
Opinion Piece: The first step in art education must begin not with drawing circles and squares, but with art appreciation.
Painting outdoors with 360-degree views, artists have access to an infinite source of subject matter from which to draw inspiration. Every once in a while, however, the tables turn ...
Discover who placed for what at the The 8th annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition in Louisiana.
Follow along as Thomas Jefferson Kitts shares a record of the five days he spent on Monhegan Island, walking aimlessly and stopping only when inspiration struck to draw or paint.
Agnes Neusch: I passed this barn driving a rural road close to where I live. The red stood out from all the greens of...
Plein air painter Gene Costanza shares his five quick tips for artists on composition, color, and more.
Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
In this episode of the Plein Air Podcast, Eric Rhoads interviews Ned Mueller on today's plein air movement, his advice for beginners, and the first time he painted outdoors (Spoiler: "It was a disaster."). At 81, Ned reminds us that "you never stop learning."
Lamya Deeb: This piece is one of a trio of plein air floral oil paintings now available (may be purchased separately), at Mary Williams...
Theodore Heublein: This lovely leopard shark was observed while scuba diving in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve at Beto’s Reef in approximately 117fsw (Feet...
Is there something that’s been holding you back from taking that next step on your artistic journey?
Today we're going on a tour with Jill Stefani Wagner, who takes us through a typical - and inspiring - day of being a professional artist.
The paint was still drying on Brenda Boylan’s five-foot-wide landscape when she took a few minutes to chat with me about her most recent work. Learn how the painting came to be, including the design concept she discovered and applied when she was halfway through the piece.
Working quickly and directly, Joseph Zbukvic exploits all the qualities that make plein air painting with watercolor so unique.
See how Nancy Nowak creates a landscape painting that's full of emotion in this three-step demonstration from Plein Air Magazine.
Thirteen invited plein air artists from both coasts and several western states made a strong showing this March...