Shelby Keefe, “Sailor’s Delight,” 2019, oil, 16 x 20 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Sailor’s Delight”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Sailor's Delight" by Shelby Keefe.

How I Developed My Artistic Style: Growth, Beauty, Mission

Should you be happy with "only good paintings?" This plein air painter thinks so, and here's why.

Travel Sketching: Tips for Keeping an Art Journal

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.

What Comes First: The Painting or the Title?

Artist and author John Pototschnik explains his process when it comes to giving a landscape painting the perfect title.
Suzie Baker, “Lean In"

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Lean In

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Lean In" by Suzie Baker.
Painting en plein air at Rocky Mountain National Park

High Wind Wednesday: Painting at Rocky Mountain National Park

In this guest blog post, David Harms takes us step by step through a landscape painting he created at Rocky Mountain National Park, inspired by "the drama of the oncoming storm obscuring the mountains beyond."
Plein air oil paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Sonoma Patchwork

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Sonoma Patchwork" by Kim VanDerHoek.
Art inspiration - how to paint animals

Painting and “The Cringe Factor”

For artists, when you get that incredible uncomfortable feeling it might be - no, it is - a good thing. Johanne Mangi explains.
Painting outdoors - garden studies

Spotlight on UK Plein Air Artist David Sawyer

In a departure from his usual architectural subjects, David Sawyer shares a garden study, including his techniques and supplies.
Plein air paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “The Caddy — The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “The Caddy — The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO” by Lyn Boyer.
Plein air for beginners

On Painting “Flowers of the Field”

Laurel Daniel finds inspiration in the landscapes around her. Here she shares how she worked through her painting process for "Flowers of the Field."
Jane Hunt, “Boats at Dusk,” 2019, oil, 14 x 11 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boats at Dusk

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Boats at Dusk" by Jane Hunt.
Thomas Schaller watercolor paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Ponte Vittorio Emanuelle II — Rome”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Ponte Vittorio Emanuelle II — Rome” by Thomas Schaller.
Oil paintings of icebergs

1 Iceberg, 45 Paintings

Take in 45 interpretations of an iceberg in this roundup of paintings from the Plein Air Live Happy Hour Paint Along!
Plein air painting

The Healing Power of Mother Nature

Nancy Klos on painting en plein air: "My hope in this restricted time is for all of us to realize the message of Mother Nature is an offer, a reflection, an opportunity to consider this particular story on a far grander scale."
Plein air paintings - Mark Fehlman

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Low Tide Magic

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Low Tide Magic" by Mark Fehlman.
Painting trees with watercolor - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Trees – A Symbol of Strength

Bob Masla shares insights on why he chose to paint this specific tree: to "inspire strength, determination, and fortitude."
Plein air paintings Lyn Boyer

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: For Sale by Owner

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "For Sale by Owner" by Lyn Boyer.
Plein air painting sketches

9 Plein Air Painting Sketches

Contemporary Impressionist painter Anne Blair Brown says she "connected with plein air painting on a whole new level." Learn how...
Plein air landscape painting - Tom Hughes

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Loire Valley Pasture

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Loire Valley Pasture" by John Hughes.
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