Stotler’s Plein Air Vision

Artist Kathryn Stotler, an acrylic plein air specialist, is currently displaying her newest works alongside jewelry and ceramics by Gilbert Castro at Arcata Artisans Gallery in California. What do her current brush musings look like?

As I See It

Exuberant color and painterly interpretations of place and moment fill Rodger Bechtold’s Wisconsin landscapes. Based on direct observation, recollection, and some invention, Bechtold’s paintings illustrate the grandeur in the everyday. Where can you see his latest?

The Artist & Their Art

Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore is excited to be presenting works by artists Hai-Ou Hou, Palden Hamilton, Joanna Barnum, and Tim Kelly during this invitational exhibition.

The Boat that Stole Easton

As one of the nation’s premier plein air events, Plein Air Easton (which was held 17-23, 2017) includes many of the biggest star artists from around the country. However, it was recently pointed out that there was another star this year that inspired several of the competition’s world-class participants.

OPPORTUNITY: Hameau Artist Retreat in May

Instructed and facilitated by the talented and vivacious Susan Nicholas Gephart, the annual Hameau Farm Artist Retreat in Big Valley, Pennsylvania, is a great opportunity to share, create, and learn all things art and plein air. Details here.

Fall Foliage Paint Out Winners

For the sixth year in a row, artists from across the Midwest gathered in Fairfield, Illinois, to enjoy the Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint Out. This year had some big winners, with one talented artist pulling off a Triple Crown, receiving Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, and Best Oil.

Plein Air in Provence

France — where beauty resides in every village and field — is a favorite destination for me. I love traveling there and painting from life the beauty I see. How did my recent trip go? Find out here...

Painting in the Big Apple

Finding balance between social activities and plein air painting, along with tips on flying with your oil paints.

“Painted Parks” Receives State Honor

Mounted in 2016, “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks” by Indiana artist Rick Wilson and the Richmond Art Museum was recently recognized by the Indiana Historical Society, winning this state-wide honor.

Plein Air Helps Conserve

South of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, the 1,400-acre Radnor Lake State Park features nearly eight miles of hiking trails and hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Established in 2004, the Friends of Radnor Lake and the Chestnut Group have mounted an annual plein air exhibition to benefit the park’s conservation.

Landscapes Then and Now

Gallery of Wisconsin Art in West Bend will soon open its doors to an incredible landscape exhibition featuring nearly 100 artists both contemporary and historic. You don’t want to miss out on this display!

A Longing for Home

An array of recent paintings by Kathie Odom is currently gracing the walls of this Atlanta, Georgia, gallery.

Is Shadows-on-the-Teche Looking for You?

November 15 is the deadline to enter the annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition, slated for March 10-16, 2018 in New Iberia, Louisiana. Details here!

Call for (Water Media) Art

Winners will be awarded more than $7,000 in prizes during the 41st International Watermedia Exhibition, juried by Iain Stewart. Want to throw your hat in the ring? The deadline is approaching.

Who Captured Cape Ann?

The second annual Cape Ann Plein Air event recently wrapped up in Massachusetts with some remarkable results. Which artists seized the moment?

Awards from Inaugural Tulsa Event

Thirty-five artists recently converged in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the inaugural Plein Air Tulsa! Competition, judged by the nationally known Gil Adams. With Tulsa’s outstanding subjects to paint — such as gardens, parks, and Art Deco architecture — which artists captured them best?

How to Get Value From Your Painting After It’s Sold

Well-known painter Jane Hunt has had a busy and successful year — complete with a number of workshops, the Plein Air Convention, and several competition awards. The artist recently had some thoughts about maximizing a painting’s value, even after it’s left your possession.

A Revolutionary New Painting Technique

The story starts with a demo I did for the Society of Western Artists in San Bruno, California, last Saturday. I never thought that in a few hours I would discover a new painting technique not heard of before.

The Painter from Ipanema

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, my wife and I were walking along the sidewalk at Ipanema Beach when I noticed a group of plein air painters in the median strip between the different lane directions on the boulevard.

12,000 Miles of Friendship and Painting

While outdoor painting in solitude can be healing, meditative, and enjoyable, there’s no doubt that bonding with friends while creating something beautiful has a special appeal. Two close friends decided to take it one step further, traveling nearly 12,000 miles in total to soak up North America and Canada’s beauty in mind, body, spirit, and paint.

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