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Never Stop Learning and Growing

Discover what’s inside the newest issue of Plein Air magazine, including the art and advice of Richard McKinley, Mitch Baird, Lori Putnam, and more, in this sneak peek.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Spring’s Arrival

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Advice for creativity - OutdoorPainter.com

Overcoming Creative Slumps

It is a fact that one’s creative juices can ebb and flow. It’s not pleasant when they ebb, particularly when you make your living being creative...
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cove View

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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On Being an Artist: Creativity, Passion, and Success

"Are we there yet?" Thoughts on how to cherish your moments of art inspiration instead focusing on the “destination.”
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning Above Dürrnberg

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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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: The Magic Hour

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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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Winterburn Creek, WV

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Art quotes - Michael Holter - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Rock, Paper

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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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Houses and Trees

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Art inspiration - John Hughes - OutdoorPainter.com

On Craft and Social Commentary

Finding oneself artistically can be a long journey and involves discovering both how to paint and why we paint. For John Hughes and many others, the role of social commentary is fine for social commentators, but . . .
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Getting Ready to Paddle

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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An Index Card Project for Painting Outdoors

See what happened when the one and only “Miss Mustard Seed” used index cards as a “canvas” for one month. You’ll likely be inspired to give it a try after you see her results.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Farmer’s Market

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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How Getting Bullied Gave Me a Place to Belong

Publisher Eric Rhoads shares his inspirational path to art, some of the challenges he overcame, and how you can find where you belong.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Blackwater Refuge

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

Carl Bretzke: Top 10 Reasons to Attend PACE

Don’t take it from us — hear it from one of plein air painting’s stars. The Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) is the place to be in April.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Gull Cove

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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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Early Spring, Union, Maine

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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The Fastest Possible Way to Become a Plein Air Painter

A note for new or inexperienced plein air painters only.
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