Susan Lais Hostetler en plein air

My Private Art: Confessions of an Introverted Painter

Why one artist paints en plein air, despite the public aspect of it. Can you relate?
A scene from Charlie Easton's acrylic landscape painting demo

Demo: Painting the Landscape with Acrylic

See why there are benefits of painting landscapes with acrylic, even if you normally paint with oils.
Philippe Gandiol, “Déjà Vu" oil painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Déjà Vu

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Déjà Vu" by Philippe Gandiol.
Katy Smith painting outdoors in Pismo Beach, California

Connecting with Artist Friends Online, en Plein Air

Learn about two inspired women who met at Plein Air Live and have since formed a ...
Eric Rhoads - Kim Lordier on field studies

Using Pastels: Field Studies to Finished Works

Pastel artist Kim Lordier goes on camera with Eric Rhoads to share her field studies and her way of thinking about composition, which is ... "untraditional."
Mario Andres Robinson, “Brant Point Light Sketch,” 2020, watercolor, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Brant Point Light Sketch

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Brant Point Light Sketch" by Mario Andres Robinson.
Eric Rhoads interview with Susan Blackwood on painting landscapes

Demo: Plein Air to Studio with Susan Blackwood

In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, Susan Blackwood explains her concepts on how to make your plein air painting more powerful once you're back in the studio.
Krystal W. Brown, “While You Wait" oil painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: While You Wait

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "While You Wait" by Krystal W. Brown.
Painting landscapes - winter plein air painting

On Painting Landscapes: Nature’s Student

Painting landscapes sounds easy enough if you're coming from an artistic background, right? Maybe not so much...Kevin Menck explains.
Don Demers, "Laguna Breakers," oil, 10 x 16 in. seascape painting

Live in the Studio with Seascape Artist Don Demers

In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, legendary painter Don Demers gives a demonstration on how to lay in a seascape painting. Demers is known for "moving seas" and crashing waves, but he says ...
Kim Lordier, “Ediza Shoreline,” 2020, pastel

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Ediza Shoreline

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Ediza Shoreline" by Kim Lordier.
Nocturne plein air painting of stars

Taking Time to Carefully Observe Nature

This Maine artist is concerned with understanding and painting the total appearance of subjects rather than dashing off fleeting impressions. (Bonus: See the step-by-step process of two of his works.)
Keiko's brushes and palette, as shown in her demo on how to paint with watercolor

How to Paint With Watercolor: Live with Keiko Tanabe

In this on-camera interview with Eric Rhoads, Keiko Tanabe shares her advice on how to paint with watercolor.
Landscape painting in blues

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Shallow Blues”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Shallow Blues" by Bill Cone.
William Wood - painting in an airplane

En Plein Air, In the Air

How plein air painter William Wood was tasked with a challenge of great heights, and the difference it will make for science.
Painting of a snowy ground

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Advent

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Advent" by Bethann Moran-Handzlik.
Pastel painting of snowy landscape

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: After the Snow

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "After the Snow" by Jill Stefani Wagner.
Oil painting of daffodils

A “Contrived Cop Out”

Lori Putnam, who is on the faculty of Plein Air Live, takes us into her process for painting a bright bouquet of backlit daffodils, and explains why one option for the color choices would have been a "contrived cop out."
Plein air painting of a garden

5 Gardens and Green Spaces

Today’s painters continue to find joy and inspiration in gardens and green spaces of every description. Here are five paintings to celebrate this beautiful subject.
Oil painting of cherry tree

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cherries

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Cherries" by Beth Bathe.
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