Why This Works: Sky Holes, Asymmetry, and Contrast

In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they...

Plein Air Convention Leaves 700 Artists ‘Wowed’ in Monterey

Event organizers were calling the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) the "Woodstock of plein air painting," and while the vibe was certainly a...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Derek Davis

The undeveloped portion of a sprawling office park turned out to be a great place for an artist who has operated as something of...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Marc Dalessio

This painter found a spot where he doesn't have to chase the light, and the view is spectacular. Why wouldn't this be his favorite...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Ed Terpening

Ed Terpening says his favorite place to paint is as diverse and unpredictable as a Hollywood studio back lot.  "Cypress Cove,"...

Group Focuses on Historic Landmarks

Every Monday, a group of Dallas painters gather to paint and celebrate buildings in the area that have historical or architectural value, highlighting their...

Plein Air Painting Gets a Star Turn on TV in Minnesota

Public television continues to shine the spotlight on plein air painting. Last week, Lakeland Public Television, a partnership of two TV stations in Minnesota,...

Parting Shot: Warm Light + Cool Shadows = Painting

Randy Smith will reassure you that the only thing you need for an interesting painting is good light conditions. Smith recently...

Is Plein Air Painting a Chance for Marketing?

Among war stories plein air painters tell are tales about the absurd interruptions they experience while working. Painting requires concentration, and wacky questions or...
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Half of Your Painting Relies on This Choice

What's the best white paint? Scott Gellatly says the answer is easy.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Bruce Katz

Due to the date of this article, images are no longer available Bruce Katz lives in San Francisco, but in less than an hour, he...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Brenda Boylan

Portland painters, already blessed with the Northwest's abundance of mountains, forests, and wild rivers, also have an island to explore and paint. And it's...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Tim Kelly

"It has character." That's what Baltimore artist Tim Kelly says several times about his favorite place to paint, and it's clear that when he...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Greg Summers

Colorado has some beautiful views -- some lush views -- but one reason the Rocky Mountains are awe-inspiring is their uncompromising ruggedness. Greg Summers...

Award Winner Root Arrives Ready for Anything

Why is Peggy Root, the First Place winner in the August/September contest in the PleinAir Salon, a devoted plein air painter? ...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Kim Carlton

Texas painter Kim Carlton has named her upcoming show "Power and Peace," and that's just what she finds at her favorite place to paint....

My Favorite Place to Paint: Stacey Peterson

Just four hours from Denver, Stacey Peterson finds a place that offers both remote painting locations and a bustling little town with all the...
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My Favorite Place to Paint: Stewart White

Some people see a hole in the ground. Stewart White sees the fascinating world of people at work, big machines doing mighty things, and...
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My Favorite Place to Paint: Joan LaRue

Joan LaRue loves Venice. But that's not her favorite place to paint. She knows of a place that has many of Venice's charms, but...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Bryan Mark Taylor

Bryan Mark Taylor likes a patch of nature where he can be surrounded by the energy of a city. So where does he set...
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