Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. In his opening remarks as judge of the Roseville Parks Plein Air competition in Roseville, Minnesota, on December 20, he outlined his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.
Did you or your friends win? The latest bi-monthly winners of the PleinAir Salon, selected by Scott Shields, were revealed in December! Find out here who took home awards and is in the running for the $15,000 Grand Prize.
Having a daughter married to a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force has some unexpected benefits. I have always enjoyed visiting the various posts and bases where they are stationed — Little Rock AFB in Arkansas, Scott AFB in Mascoutah, Illinois, etc. Each has its own history proudly on display.
Think you’ve got your plein air oil supply list nailed down? Think again. Esteemed 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.
Although the competitive festivities for the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational don’t take place until April 21-29, that doesn’t mean organizers can’t get things started a little early — with these.
Presented by Nitram Art Inc., this deeply moving film follows artist Nic De Jesus and his year-long artist-in-residence program at the Saltmarsh Farmhouse — a 16th century country house in the Cuckmere Valley. After experiencing a psychological breakdown, Nic began an enquiry within, to explore his full potential, that is becoming far more than he ever imagined.
For 10 years running, the beautiful Temecula Valley has offered talented outdoor painters plenty of inspiration during the Ralph Love Plein Air Invitational. Who recently earned distinction?
The National Center for Arts Research at SMU in Dallas has launched a remarkable interactive webpage that’s an incredible resource for artists and more.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Finding balance between social activities and plein air painting, along with tips on flying with your oil paints.
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.
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.
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!
An array of recent paintings by Kathie Odom is currently gracing the walls of this Atlanta, Georgia, gallery.