There are as many backpack brands and styles as there are colors in the western sunset, so what’s the best backpack for artists who paint en plein air? We asked, and you answered! (Bonus: Watch a free video from Eric Rhoads on how to pack a light plein air backpack.)
A plein air painter shares her quick and dirty tips for finding the perfect place to paint, above ground or below!
This could save your life > Get expert tips from a Chicago artist on how plein air painters can be safe while painting outdoors in public spaces.
Artists have many questions when it comes to traveling with art supplies - we have your answers.
Joseph McGurl shares five secret practices that might seem off-the-wall to others, but have become completely normal for him.
In this free article, score Dan Marshall's tips, plus three case studies on landscape painting composition.
Eight top artists help break down the important elements to capturing snow-covered landscapes in pastel and oil.
How to Paint Landscapes > Learn how to quickly accomplish a glowing, magical atmosphere in paintings with this free step-by-step demo from Bill Davidson ("How to Paint Glowing Landscapes" on PaintTube.TV).
In a recent newsletter, we shared advice on how to start a plein air group; but with anything that’s worth doing, challenges are to be ...
In this landscape painting demo, Jim Wodark walks you through how to paint a beautiful landscape, starting with a thumbnail sketch and ...
In this excerpt from Plein Air Magazine, Lori McNee ("Luminous Landscape Painting" on PaintTube.TV) answers four reader questions about how to use water-mixable oils.
We often hear of successful plein air painting societies and associations, but what if you don’t live ...
Over the years, we have shared plenty of traditional tips for painting outdoors, such as how to develop the right composition when there’s a...
Immediate spoiler: There isn’t a formula for learning how to paint like Monet. But as Camille Przewodek explains, it’s a way of thinking ...
There comes a time in an artist’s career when she or he needs to ship paintings across the country for an exhibition. What is the best way to do this?
An award-winning artist, Nancie King Mertz has spent her lifetime painting in oil and pastel. Now, join Eric Rhoads with Nancie on this episode of Art School Live!
On plein air watercolor > Baltimore painter and PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Stewart White tells us what he does in the winter to keep...
With summer now around the bend, perhaps you’ll have the pleasure of painting palms in your future, and this advice will help you do so.
In this painting tip of the day, learn why you shouldn't "jump around," for yourself and those viewing your painting.
Don't let your fear of pastel dust stop you from using this colorful and versatile medium. Brenda Boylan shares three tips for painting with pastels - safely.