What’s To Become of the Plein Air Painting Movement?

What’s To Become of the Plein Air Painting Movement?

A movement like this continues only with an orchestrated effort, and I for one want to see my children’s children able to take part in it.
Richard McKinley, “Fall’s Touch,” 2018, pastel over watercolor, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Fall’s Touch

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Fall’s Touch” by Richard McKinley.
Oil painting techniques - James Richards - OutdoorPainter.com

Paint Light, Not a ‘Bunch of Things’

See how Georgia artist James Richards strives to paint the essence of his subjects by breaking their appearance down to pleasing shapes revealed by the light, and by painting those essential shapes without overworking unnecessary details.
Hsin-Yao Tseng, “Carmel Coast 2,” 2017, oil, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Carmel Coast 2

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Carmel Coast 2” by Hsin-Yao Tseng.
Sketching en plein air

In the Footsteps of Moran and Adams

"Walking in the footsteps of Adams and Moran has been an artistic pilgrimage for me. One that has left me moved to find greater purpose in my own art in the years ahead."
Michelle Usibelli, “Picnic at the Point,” 2018, gouache, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Picnic at the Point

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Picnic at the Point” by Michelle Usibelli.
Artist with painting buyers

How My Painting Got Into a Tokyo Museum

Keith Wicks shares the delightful story of how he discovered his work on display in Japan.
Trey Finney, “Martha in Dry Dock,” 2016, oil, 20 x 24 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Martha in Dry Dock

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Martha in Dry Dock” by Trey Finney.
Sell your paintings - John Pototschnik - OutdoorPainter.om

What’s Your Painting Worth?

John Pototschnik explains the six factors that determine how much you should charge for your paintings.
Dan Marshall, “Afternoon Glow,” 2018, watercolor, 22 x 30 in., Collection the artist, Studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Afternoon Glow

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Afternoon Glow” by Dan Marshall.
Plein Air Heritage: W. Herbert Dunton - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Heritage: W. Herbert Dunton (1878-1936)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about those who have helped start this movement in some way, and be inspired to continue your own journey.
Jim Wodark, “Twisted Tree Trail,” 2017, oil, 10 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Twisted Tree Trail

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Twisted Tree Trail” by Jim Wodark.
Painting in France - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting with Friends, in France

Ellen Howard takes us behind the scenes on a recent painting trip to France with eleven artists. Enjoy a photo recap, and learn her advice for painting abroad.
Painting in Yosemite Valley - OutdoorPainter.com

Chasing California’s Light: A Painting Adventure

A record of the great and terrible adventures of artists and friends, namely Tyler J. Murphy and Daniel J. Keys, on a painting journey through the Golden State.
Molly Lipsher, “Into the Light,” 2011, pastel, 24 x 36 in., Private collection, Studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Into the Light

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Into the Light” by Molly Lipsher.
Richard Dixon artist - painting inspiration

Living in the Now, Through Plein Air

Canadian artist Richard Dixon has been painting for 40 years, but he remembers only one of them. Learn why, and why he calls it a blessing.
Painting California poppies - OutdoorPainter.com

Superbloom: Painting the California Poppies

Emilie Lee tells us about her visit to the Antelope Valley and Figueroa Mountain to paint the beautiful fields of poppies, known as the “superbloom” for good reason.
Plein air artists - OutdoorPainter.com

Time-Lapse: Five Artists, One Painting

See what happens when five plein air artists are given a few minutes each to complete a landscape painting — on stage, in front of a large, live audience!
Watercolor painting by Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Yarra Valley

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Small paintings - Daniel Keys - OutdoorPainter.com

What You Can Learn With Small Plein Air Paintings

Why Daniel Keys creates small paintings on location and the important lessons he learns from the experience.
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