What does it mean to be a woman in plein air? Brenda Boylan shares her experiences in this article excerpt from PleinAir Magazine.
In this lecture presented by Olmsted Plein Air, reknowned artist Clyde Aspevig addresses one of the biggest challenges for artists today.
It’s summer, and the heat is on. Don’t let the romance of painting ruin your…
One beautiful autumn day, I painted in downtown Salt Lake City; which turned out to be an experience to remember!
Mary Longe explains why you should consider a competitive plein air event, including the various types, common elements, and what not to do.
Congratulations to Seth Tummins, whose "Beauty Mark" won third place in the April PleinAir Salon!
Pulling together photos and highlights from the spring’s plein air events for this issue, I barely touched the surface of all the exciting things going on. And this summer promises ...
Hsin-Yao Tseng combines Eastern brush techniques with a Western sensibility to create paintings that exude attitude and atmosphere.
In today’s world, more than ever, the need for beauty is an essential element in anyone’s life; and time away from the chaos through the arts is time well spent.
And other things people say to plein air artists...
How one artist broke out of the "winter blues" and, in hindsight of this project, the biggest lesson he learned.
As artists and creatives, many of us tend to be on the shy side. We like to focus on our own thing, and we enjoy being alone in the quiet, focused space of the creative process. But there comes a time when we’ll need to ...
"I always wondered why artists painted a series when there were tens of thousands of themes one could explore - until ..."
"I came up with the idea of creating a series of miniature paintings during an economic slowdown, but the business decision has turned into a preference and a passion."
Learn how to make the most of plein air in the southwest, including what colors to bring and how to prepare for the weather.
If you've ever thought that you don't have enough talent to be a great artist, read this advice - and then pick up your brush.
Opinion Piece: The first step in art education must begin not with drawing circles and squares, but with art appreciation.
Painting outdoors with 360-degree views, artists have access to an infinite source of subject matter from which to draw inspiration. Every once in a while, however, the tables turn ...
Follow along as Thomas Jefferson Kitts shares a record of the five days he spent on Monhegan Island, walking aimlessly and stopping only when inspiration struck to draw or paint.
Is there something that’s been holding you back from taking that next step on your artistic journey?