Featured Artwork: Tim Oliver

Featured Artwork: Tim Oliver

Featured Artwork: Tim Oliver Boyhood Playground Watercolor Tim Oliver is a Landscape Architect and owner of a design/build landscape firm in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated with a...
Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman

Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman

Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman Spring in the Valley #2 Watercolor 16 x 20 in. Dramatic light and shadow tells the story in this painting Tina Bohlman has used her...
Featured Artwork: Barbara Tapp

Featured Artwork: Barbara Tapp

Featured Artwork: Barbara Tapp Tenacity, Oakland Watercolor 10 x 14 in. Drawing and illustration is a fundamental foundation of my watercolor paintings and I love the transparency of...
Oil paintings of icebergs

1 Iceberg, 45 Paintings

Take in 45 interpretations of an iceberg in this roundup of paintings from the Plein Air Live Happy Hour Paint Along!

LPAPA: From Dusk to Dawn

“The plein air painter does not have typical business hours and you will find them…capturing the first light at dawn, the fading glow of a sunset, or the illumination of a night scene," says Rosemary Swimm.
Plein air painting

The Healing Power of Mother Nature

Nancy Klos on painting en plein air: "My hope in this restricted time is for all of us to realize the message of Mother Nature is an offer, a reflection, an opportunity to consider this particular story on a far grander scale."
How to paint landscapes

Watch: 4 Painting Tips from Christine Lashley

From working with mediums to making studies from memories, Christine Lashley shares helpful advice on painting landscapes.
Plein air paintings - Mark Fehlman

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Low Tide Magic

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Low Tide Magic" by Mark Fehlman.

PIPAF in Isolation

It took imagination and vast amounts of hard work, but organizers report that the 2020 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival — PIPAF in Isolation — was a success.
Plein Air Oil Toolkit

4 Supplies For Your Plein Air Oil Toolkit

Think you’ve got your plein air oil supply list nailed down? Think again. Landscape painter John Crump takes the myth out of some plein air oil painting conventional wisdom. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in plein air painting, you might be surprised by some of his hard-won findings.
Painting outdoors - watercolor

Plein Air Watercolor Tips and Tricks

When time is of the essence and access to supplies is limited, you must be prepared to make the most of what you have. Plein air watercolor painter Frank Costantino offers his best advice for how to handle just about any outdoor painting situation.

PleinAir Podcast 182: PleinAir Live Women’s Panel on the Art-Life Balance

In this episode Eric interviews Sherrie McGraw, Jane Hunt, and Kathleen Hudson in an "Art-Life Balance" roundtable. Enjoy this exclusive segment from Plein Air Live.
PleinAir Salon art competition - OutdoorPainter.com

PleinAir Salon June 2020 Winners Revealed

Jean Stern has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon competition. Discover the winners and learn how to enter your best paintings and drawings today.
Painting trees with watercolor - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Trees – A Symbol of Strength

Bob Masla shares insights on why he chose to paint this specific tree: to "inspire strength, determination, and fortitude."

Hundreds Gather Online for Plein Air Live

At Plein Air Live, we welcomed artists from all over the world and from a variety of artistic backgrounds. From painting demonstrations with live Q&As to mini Zoom rooms for getting to know each other better, the week was filled with educational moments and a feeling of community. Keep scrolling to see more from this historic event.
Plein air paintings Lyn Boyer

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: For Sale by Owner

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "For Sale by Owner" by Lyn Boyer.
Door County Plein Air Festival

Changes for Door County Plein Air 2020

"We had to find a way to continue the event is some way - for us, our supporters and the artists, who have been hit especially hard by closures and cancellations," said PenArt Executive Director Catherine Hoke.
Plein air painting sketches

9 Plein Air Painting Sketches

Contemporary Impressionist painter Anne Blair Brown says she "connected with plein air painting on a whole new level." Learn how...
Plein air painter Jill Carver

PleinAir Podcast 181: Jill Carver on Values, Shapes, and More

In this episode Eric interviews Jill Carver on the four principles of art that she'll discuss during Plein Air Live, and much more.
Plein Air Live 2020

Are You Missing This Virtual Plein Air Event Right Now?

You can't help but learn and grow at Plein Air Live. Learn what it looks like, how it works, and how to sign up now so you don't miss another minute.
Plein air landscape painting - Tom Hughes

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Loire Valley Pasture

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Loire Valley Pasture" by John Hughes.

The 7 “C”s Criteria for a Plein Air Judge

Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. Here, he outlines his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.
Natasha Isenhour, President PAPNM

Covid, Artists, and Energy

Natasha Isenhour, President of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, shares her advice on how artists can (and should) preserve your "Energy Bank."
National Museum of Wildlife Art - Plein Air Fest

National Museum of Wildlife Art: 2020 Plein Air Fest

This year, rather than watching artists work on the Sculpture Trail, videos on the museum's social media channels and website will showcase paintings in progress and interviews with the painters.
Plein Air Podcast - Kevin Macpherson

PleinAir Podcast 180: Kevin Macpherson on Painting in Mexico and More

In this episode Eric Rhoads interviews artist, author, and teacher Kevin Macpherson on his upcoming demonstrations for Plein Air Live (which includes a live Q&A), and much more.
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