OPPORTUNITY: Painting Schooners This Weekend
The Connecticut Schooner Festival offers New England painters the chance to depict majestic ships this week. This schooner, Mystic, will be...
How the American Masters Painted the Landscape
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis is presenting a landscape show that illuminates how past American masters painted...
Easton Conjures up a Pearl of a Winter Plein Air Event
Easton, Maryland, a spot well known to plein air painters thanks to its hugely successful Plein Air Easton! event, is involving local businesses, land...
Winners at an Island Event in Maryland
PleinAir magazine editor M. Stephen Doherty served as judge at the recent Solomons Plein Air Festival on Solomons Island, Maryland. Who took the top...
Conserving Land in a Place That Loves Land Conservation
Even in a state in which the citizens dearly love their landscape, someone must work in order for the land to be conserved. The...
McVicker Takes Top Honor, $15K in PleinAir Salon
If you feel one of your paintings is something special, don't give up on it. That seems to be the message from Jim McVicker,...
The Foldable Landscape
Lili Schuch realized that her sketchbook had at some point become the artwork. Lead Image: The small format of a sketchbook provides portability and...
Parting Shot: Beauty Found in Simplest Things
Lynne Price found a painting in a puddle. Lead Image: “Simple Beauty,” by Lynne Price, 2015, oil on panel, 6 x 6 in. The Georgia artist...
Glazing Acrylics With a Palette Knife
- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Canadian painter Sylvio Gagnon makes paintings with a distinctive look, and once you hear about his process,...
Paint Snow Hill
- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - More than 70 artists went to Snow Hill, Maryland, recently for the Paint Snow Hill event, a...
Parting Shot: Salmagundians Capture Rose Week
- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Joan Marie Palmer was among the painters who visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens recently as part of...
OPPORTUNITY: Mariemont Paint Out in Cincy Area
- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - More than $5,000 in awards will be given in October in the 2016 Mariemont Paint Out, in...
Painting Carefully From the Start So That Every Stage Could Be a Finish
Michele Z. Farrier is very careful with her underpainting, in part because she always hopes that her piece will feel done to her from the earliest stages, when the abstract nature of the painting most simply but effectively states the scene’s feeling.
Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Carol Marine
You’ll often hear artists say that a key way of improving in your art is to fill miles of canvas. Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty member Carol Marine agrees — in fact, she wrote the book on it.
How Southern Utah Unites Diverse Art Groups
In a sense, Bobbi Wan-kier creates one big piece of artwork a year, without ever picking up a brush. Her work is organizing the Arts to Zion event in Utah.
Neighborhood Turned Upside Down? Call an Artist
Barbara Tapp has driven through a suburb adjacent to hers for years, but while taking the Strada 31-Day Challenge in January, she uncovered a fascinating, emotionally charged story.
Why This Works: Not Every Branch, Twig, and Leaf
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Kathryn A. McMahon’s “Beaverdams Pond.”
Los Gatos in June
Stunning views, sunshine, art, and wine. Sound like a good time? The artists and dates are set for the 9th edition of Los Gatos Plein Air this summer. All you need to know is one click away!
The waterfront community of Gloucester, Virginia, received an enthusiastic response from regional artists and enthusiasts during its first ever Gloucester Arts Festival. A comprehensive recap is just one click away!
How Does $20,000 Sound? Better Act Fast.
Plein air painters from the emerging to professionals have a chance to win $20,000 via the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize in Australia. Think it’s only open to artists from “down under”? Think again. The electronic deadline approaches.