From pants to paint tubes, you’ll want to refer to this list for your next plein air painting trip. Bonus: It includes tips for flying with art supplies!
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.
This advice from Johanne Mangi, one of the world’s top painters of dog portraits, will get you going in the right direction toward painting our canine counterparts.
In a place with constant activity, curious children, and vibrant scenery, Ellen Howard learned why it’s important to “get out of your own way” to make the most of an art workshop.
John Hughes explains how this new way of seeing is key to your success, and the development of this skill will do more to further your advancement as a painter than anything else.
Captivated by her landscape paintings, I invited Cynthia Rosen to share with us some of her general tips for painting outdoors.
Tackle these common issues to start make better paintings sooner rather than later with this painting advice from John Cosby.
If you follow Lori Putnam at all, you probably realize she spends a fair amount of time on the road and in the air. That requires making sure she arrives with everything she needs safe and secure. Here are her top five preparedness tips for artists.
Master these elements to give your paintings a powerful sense of atmospheric depth.
Simply stated, when these three divisions are understood and put into practice, competent landscape paintings can happen.
John Meister offers advice for visiting New Mexico and painting outdoors in the “Land of Enchantment.”
Painting on large canvases out of doors is not for the faint of heart, as it requires a great deal of bravery and tenacity to get started. Curt Walters explains more in this guest blog post.
John Hughes shares why he hopes he never loses his enthusiasm for learning more about making art, because “that would surely spell disaster.”
Artists are used to taking workshops, which of course are great ways to learn. But what about events that are all painting, in a beautiful place with no workshop? It's trending - see why...
I painted “December Sunset Near Farmer’s Market” (a Plein Air Salon winner) in Minneapolis in 2015. Luckily the weather was better than usual with temperatures hovering just above freezing. (Yes, that’s better.)
Tempted to cover up an awkward part of your painting with a random landscape element? Find out why you shouldn't, and more great advice, in this guest blog post from outdoor painter Peggy Immel.
One of the beautiful things about art is that if we pay attention, we can apply what we learn to almost any area of our life, and vice versa. Such is the case with the following advice that plein air artist Larry Cannon shares about failure, success, and the awe that is nature.
Ultimately, when you paint a landscape, you’re painting movement. The air moves, the light changes; it’s never static. Light and atmospheric forces act upon the components of the landscape to create a story, and it’s up to you as the artist to pick the story you want to tell...
Toolbox tip: Learn about the drawing tool for that Michael Chesley Johnson says is essential for plein air artists.
Sketch quickly, first in value. When painting outdoors, it is important that you capture the drawing first...