Tobi Clement, “Martini Time,” 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 in., Studio from plein air study

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Martini Time

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Martini Time" by Tobi Clement.
Plein air landscape painting

Plein Air Painting and the Need for Speed

Do you feel pressured to paint faster when en plein air? If you're tempted to practice the "smash and grab" technique, you might want to think twice. Here's why.
Rick J. Delanty, “Spring Clouds Over the Pier,” 2020, acrylic under oil, 11 x 14 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Spring Clouds Over the Pier

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Spring Clouds Over the Pier" by Rick J. Delanty.
John Hughes, teaching a plein air workshop

The Battle of the Art Media

What constitutes a medium, and why do artists have an emotional reaction to their differences? Johns Hughes braves the topic in the following guest blog post.
Plein air landscape painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Fire Ceremony at Har Ki Paidi

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Fire Ceremony at Har Ki Paidi" by Jennifer Stottle Taylor
Shuang Li - Basic Washes and Special Effects

Special Highlights and Bonus Tips from Watercolor Live

Artists from Texas to Tanzania, Scotland, Thailand, and beyond (40 countries represented in total), participated in Watercolor Live. See what you missed or relive favorite moments in this recap.
Plein air landscape painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Spring Colors

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Spring Colors" by Don Bishop.
Artist Joseph McGurl painting en plein air

How Joseph McGurl Uses Sight-Size Drawing

Stop Fussing, Start Painting! Joseph McGurl champions the sight-size method, which allows him to spend less time drawing and more time painting; here's how.
Landscape oil painting of snowy mountain

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Whetstone in April

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Whetstone in April" by Shaun Horne.
Plein air artist Greg LaRock, painting outdoors

Greg LaRock: In His Own Words

In a special tribute to Greg LaRock, we share previous interviews about his life in art and painting process, and special memories from his friends and loved ones.
Watercolor painting on an easel by Indiana river

Painting Indiana Rivers: Using Art to Highlight Conservation

How do you paint 100 landscapes of 20 rivers without them looking alike? See how these plein air painters are dedicating their time to both painting and the environment, and how folks from artists to anglers are helping them discover each location's unique features.
Pastel painting of a seashore

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Memorial Day

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Memorial Day" by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Tom Heinsohn and Paul Gallant painting outdoors

Memorial to Tom Heinsohn, Basketball Star and Artist

Tom Heinsohn's "painting buddy" shares a warm tribute to the man he knew as a plein air painter who taught him many memorable lessons.
Landscape painting by Charlie Hunter - OutdoorPainter.com

Charlie Hunter on Losing Edges

"When you get past explaining what you are showing the viewer," says Charlie Hunter, "you start to get into what is truly reality."
Oil painting of a girl selling flowers

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Flower Seller, Guatemala

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Flower Seller, Guatemala" by Kevin Macpherson.
Shelby Keefe, “Telluride Stroll” (oil, 16 x 20 in.)

Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (February/March 2021)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
David Brand, John Hughes, David Dean, Tom Howard, Kimbal Warren

The Benefits of Painting on Location with Other Artists

Landscape painting has sometimes been jokingly referred to as a “loner sport," but when artists come together something like magic happens. See how ...
Jill Stefani Wagner, “Bowers Harbor,” 2019, pastel, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Bowers Harbor

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Bowers Harbor" by Jill Stefani Wagner.
Anne Blair Brown, “Es Mi Padre,” 2018, oil, 11 x 14 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Es Mi Padre

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Es Mi Padre" by Anne Blair Brown.
Dan Marshall demonstrating watercolor brushwork techniques

Watercolor Technique: How To Develop Your Brushwork

Watercolor artist Dan Marshall shares a surprising tool that will enable you to develop your brushwork. Watch the video here to gain confidence and control when painting, and learn how to develop a sketching habit - with your paintbrush.
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