Glazing techniques - Hebe Brooks -

Painting Techniques: Glazing Basics

Have you heard of the glazing technique, but aren’t sure when or why you’d apply it to your painting? In this guest blog post, Hebe Brooks, a NOAPS Master Artist, explains glazing for beginners.
1st Place: Tom Brown, “Until the Cows Come Home”

Announcing the LPAPA Town and Country Winners

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) recently hosted “Town & Country – Where the Cities Meet the Pastures,” a juried art show. Discover the winning paintings here.
Painting landscapes - Mark Fehlman -

Plan for a Powerful Painting

Plein air painter Mark Fehlman shares his words of advice for those new to painting outdoors.
PleinAir Podcast - Sam P. Israel art attorney -

PleinAir Podcast 157: Attorney Sam P. Israel on Copyright Law for Artists

In this episode Eric interviews Sam P. Israel, art attorney and managing partner of Sam P. Israel P.C. Eric and Sam discuss how to protect your rights as an artist, how to control how your work is used, and make sure that others aren't commercially exploiting your work.
Sara Linda Poly, “Looking East,” 2018, oil, 12 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Looking East

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Looking East” by Sara Linda Poly.
Oil sketches and paintings

Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870

This exhibition of some 100 oil sketches made outdoors across Europe during that time includes several recently discovered works and explores issues such as attribution, chronology, and technique.

Is Ultramarine a Cool Blue?

Particularly in plein air painting, where carrying a lot of paint tubes around and having a complex palette is often avoided, artists go for a split-primary palette, with a warm and cool for each primary color. So what is your warm blue?
Plein Air Events -

Your Plein Air Events Guide for February 2020

Looking for a local event for February 2020? Check out these listings of upcoming plein air events!
Chuck Waldman on the PleinAir Podcast -

PleinAir Podcast 156: Oil Painter Chuck Waldman on Art Materials and More

In this episode, we welcome landscape oil painter Chuck Waldman, who was a family practitioner before he became a full-time artist.
PleinAir Salon winning artist - Eric Bowman -

Derived From Life: The Paintings of PleinAir Salon Winner Eric Bowman

Even if an Eric Bowman piece is done in the studio, it is utterly informed by his work outdoors.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Between Two Boats

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Between Two Boats” by Ryan Jensen.
Plein air painting - Kathleen Kalinowski -

My Favorite Winter Painting Spot

Kathleen Kalinowski shares what it’s like to paint in the cold Michigan winter, and why it has its benefits.
Oil landscape painting - John MacDonald

Understanding Value Keys for Painting Landscapes

The key of a painting refers to its overall appearance in value or, more specifically, to the position of its foundation values on the value scale. John MacDonald explains.

Going to Extremes: Plein Air Painting in a Rail Yard

An artist shares how he followed his muse and made his way into a rail yard to paint a burned out and abandoned train car.
How to sell your art -

How to Sell Your Art in 2020

Why isn’t your art selling? More importantly, how do you make it sell in 2020? Find out in this letter from Eric Rhoads.
PleinAir Podcast - T. Allen Lawson -

PleinAir Podcast 155: Part 2 of the T. Allen Lawson Interview

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, listen to the second half of this fascinating interview with Tim Allen Lawson.
Pastel plein air paintings - Maria Marino -

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning at Back Creek — Eastport

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Morning at Back Creek — Eastport” by Maria Marino.

OPPORTUNITY: Artist Residency in Montana

Like the idea of staying in a remote cabin for two weeks and painting in nature? Find out how you can apply for this 2020 Artist Residency.

Coming Soon to Florida: Plein Fun Fest

Held in a “hidden gem” on the coast of Florida, this plein air festival raised over $8,000 last year. See what’s in store for 2020 in this announcement!
Tips for using water-mixable oils -

Working Out the Kinks of Water-Mixable Oils

Christine Lashley gets a wide variety of responses — everything from rude negativity to nods from those in the know — when people discover that she paints with both traditional and water-mixable oils. Here are the benefits and the drawbacks as she has experienced them.
How to paint landscapes -

The Visual Tools You Need to Create Atmospheric Perspective

Master these elements to give your paintings a powerful sense of atmospheric depth.
Painting en plein air - Tamera Menard Ovall -

Getting Started in the Field

New to painting en plein air? Get advice for painting outdoors with this excerpt from the new book “Plein Air Painting Tips and Tales.”
How to paint landscapes - Bill Davidson -

Bill Davidson on Inspiration for the New Year

Words of advice and inspiration, and a bonus interview with Eric Rhoads and Bill Davidson, filmed live on Facebook!
PleinAir Podcast - T. Allen Lawson -

PleinAir Podcast 154: T. Allen Lawson on Artist Struggles, Painting, and More

This week, Eric Rhoads welcomes one of the most prominent plein air painters in America, Tim Allen Lawson.
Plein Air Heritage: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

Plein Air Heritage: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot here.