Manon Sander fell head over heels in love with painting, especially plein air because it turns painting into an adventure. She realized that in order to grow as an artist, she had to dedicate herself to painting exclusively.
Quiet Serenity 16 x 12 in. Oil $985 Available through Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition at Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA Cecy Turner: Rocky Mountain National Park in...
What makes a painting successful at the finish might just be what you do at the start. Check out these underpaintings and advice from Barbara Jaenicke, who is on the Pastel Live faculty!
Why one artist paints en plein air, despite the public aspect of it. Can you relate?
It’s hard for a lot of artists to “take the plunge” into full-time painting, let along taking up art in the first place. However, this story is about as extreme — and entertaining — as it gets.
See why there are benefits of painting landscapes with acrylic, even if you normally paint with oils.
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Déjà Vu" by Philippe Gandiol.
Mark Fehlman was an architect with a successful 30-year practice. After three years of art lessons, he decided to give it up to create a second career as an artist. It was a wonderful decision that has completely changed his life.
Learn about two inspired women who met at Plein Air Live and have since formed a ...
Pastel artist Kim Lordier goes on camera with Eric Rhoads to share her field studies and her way of thinking about composition, which is ... "untraditional."
David and Mindy Jamieson wanted their own easels, so they built their own. How’d it go?
Summer is coming, and so are these in-person plein air painting opportunities!
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Brant Point Light Sketch" by Mario Andres Robinson.
Jean Stern, art historian and Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Cynthia Rosen finds as an artist, she is on an interesting, never-ending journey with inspirations and discoveries around the next bend.
Terry Stanley, an artist and art industry veteran who launched the Jack Richeson School of Art and marketed its art materials before retiring, offers what she has learned about the art of the critique in this special feature.
We asked prolific artist Jude Tolar, “Do you know of a great, light pochade box for pastel painters?” Tolar’s response was worth quoting in full.
In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, Susan Blackwood explains her concepts on how to make your plein air painting more powerful once you're back in the studio.
This British artist represented an important bridge between English and French landscape painting, inspiring such icons as ...
Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "While You Wait" by Krystal W. Brown.
Painting landscapes sounds easy enough if you're coming from an artistic background, right? Maybe not so much...Kevin Menck explains.
Stock Schlueter shares a day-by-day adventure of traveling to the remote land of Bhutan to paint en plein air for an entire month.
In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, legendary painter Don Demers gives a demonstration on how to lay in a seascape painting. Demers is known for "moving seas" and crashing waves, but he says ...
“I had been afraid I wouldn’t be able to survive as an artist. I had to make that leap of faith in myself, but I truly believed that if I dedicated the time to painting, I’d somehow be okay.”
When it comes to painting, the act of drawing is often a departure from the classical linear concept that is understood by most people. Drawing, in the painting arena, has more to do with large compositional ideas and design elements, such as placement of objects or masses, linear movement, relative sizes of objects, weight distribution, and shapes.