Are you ready to start teaching art workshops? Christine Lashley shares the benefits of teaching, strategies you can use, how to find students, pitfalls to avoid, and more.
In this free article, learn if gouache can be used like watercolor, how the two are similar, and what makes gouache unique.
Have you heard of the Random Tube Challenge? See how it works, and try it yourself. You just might discover that although it's dubbed a challenge, it’s actually quite liberating.
This dilemma seems to plague all artists at one time or another. Painting from the heart, or painting what sells? Is it possible to do both?
Award-winning plein air painter Kathleen Dunphy knows a thing or two about maximizing her time in the field. Here, she shares four secrets to staying at the ready for whenever inspiration strikes.
From 2015 to 2018, Ivan Chow made trips to and around Instanbul, Turkey, sketching many scenes along the way. In this excerpt from his upcoming book, "Travel Sketching: Drawing Insights from Instanbul," he shares one of his favorite formats for drawing on location.
Artist and author John Pototschnik explains his process when it comes to giving a landscape painting the perfect title.
Landscape painter John Hughes shares a step-by-step painting demo, illustrating his problem solving process for an acrylic study.
If you want to get your art published and seen around the world, do any (or all) of these suggestions from your team at PleinAir Magazine!
“Many people who have had Lyme disease are terrified of going outdoors again.” That’s Deborah Lazar, a Vermont artist and a victim of Lyme disease, explaining why you and all of your plein air painting friends want to avoid this affliction. How? Lazar has some tips.
From working with mediums to making studies from memories, Christine Lashley shares helpful advice on painting landscapes.
Think you’ve got your plein air oil supply list nailed down? Think again. Landscape 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.
When time is of the essence and access to supplies is limited, you must be prepared to make the most of what you have. Plein air watercolor painter Frank Costantino offers his best advice for how to handle just about any outdoor painting situation.
Most artists have their unique ways for going about their business. Colorado artist Michael Charron has a few notable ones involving llamas, a syndication system for selling paintings, and underdrawings with spiritual symbols and cursive writing.
"Artists that have trained their ability to look beyond the detail ... are able to make stronger, more captivating art."
Tackle these common issues to start making better paintings sooner rather than later with this painting advice from John Cosby.
When painting outdoors, it is important that you capture this piece first.
When it comes to painting snow scenes en plein air, you may experience some of the best sessions on warm, sunny days.
"When mixing colors for the landscape, artists need to be quick on their feet," says John Hughes. "Outdoors, where the light and shadows are in constant motion, it’s important to be able to mix a color intuitively."
For the very adventurous outdoor painter, room — and weight — are crucial things to consider when it comes to packing for plein air. PleinAir Today visited with artist Gary Geraths, who offered up some sage suggestions.