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Painting Under Pressure

“Although I’m an enthusiastic plein air painter...” says Barbara Jaenicke, “my participation in competitive plein air events has allowed me to discover quite a bit about my own personal creative process.” Here’s what she learned.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: A View of the Bay from Hill Street

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Is That Watercolor?

Help us congratulate Angus McEwan, a recent winner of the bi-monthly PleinAir Salon, and enjoy this exclusive Q&A with the artist, who shares his biggest challenges, his advice for others, and the answer to a common question he hears about his watercolor paintings.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Night Watch

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Handling the Competitive Nature of Plein Air Events

Having been an avid outdoorsman for most of his life, Ohio artist Robin Roberts easily made the transition from studio design work to plein air painting.
Plein air oil painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Maritime Sunrise

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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Beyond the Art Studio Walls: Painting en Plein Air

Go alongside an artist who left the studio, left his car, and left the trail, to find the perfect painting spot.
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Veterans Express Endurance and Recovery Through Art

Would you be willing to take the time to share your love of painting en plein air with a veteran? This question was posed to a full audience at the last Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, and it was answered by dedicated individuals, specifically, one of our Salmagundi Club friends.
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8 Takes on the City: Landscape Paintings for Inspiration

It’s easy to see why plein air painters are drawn to dramatic waterfalls, majestic mountains, and wide-open skies. But the urban landscape holds its own charms.
Plein air painting - Joseph McGurl

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Sunlight on the Hudson River

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Plein air oil painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Workingman’s Shed

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
How to paint landscapes

Unleash Your Imagination: How Abstract Art Can Help Your Landscapes

Pennsylvania artist Patrick Lee creates loose, expressive figure drawings and abstract blot paintings in his search for pleasing designs. Those images may suggest a recognizable subject, or they may not.
How to paint landscapes

Transcending the Landscape: John A. Varriano

This New York State oil painter, a figure drawing instructor at New York City’s famed Art Students League, works to go beyond pictorial reportage of the landscape and express something more.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Sunflowers in the Garden

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
En plein air painting

Award-Winning Artists Return to Ranching and Roping

Learn about the upcoming EnPleinAirTEXAS painting competition, hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
Painting en plein air - art events

2018 Paint the Peninsula a Success (Despite the Smoke and Ash)

These artists were ready to paint the mountains, rivers, farm fields, beaches, and boat havens, all while vying for $12,000 in cash prizes. See who won which awards here!
Plein air painting trips

A Magical Greek Odyssey

In 1993, Diana Madaras went to Greece to paint, and it changed her life. Three years after that trip, she sold her marketing company to become a full-time artist and opened a galley a few years later. So why return to Greece 25 years after that first fateful trip, and what happened this time? Here’s the inside story . . .
Plein air painting trips

Painting Abroad en Plein Air: “All That and Then Some”

“Any journey that begins with a safari through the African bush and ends with a visit to one of the world's Seven Wonders — with built-in time for painting along the way — is bound to offer some choice experiences between those unique bookends.” Discover them here and be inspired to take your first step toward a painting trip of a lifetime.
Watercolor landscape paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Lunch in Limoux

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Painting beaches en plein air

7 Coastal Landscapes to Inspire Your Next Painting

Once considered treacherous, the coast became a place of leisure, where one could become happily immersed in nature. It’s no wonder then that beaches and coastlines have been — and continue to be — such popular painting subjects.

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