Painting outdoors - "Still Waters" by Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak: How Still Waters Brought a Calm to the Crisis

"It is very unusual for me to have such a bank of time to focus on a multiple-layer oil painting," says Gyurcsak. "I began to slowly build the history of my visual story..."
Tara Will, “Deepdene Sparkle,” 2019, pastel, 24 x 24 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Deepdene Sparkle

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Deepdene Sparkle" by Tara Will.

The Llama Syndicate

Most artists have their unique ways for going about their business. Colorado artist Michael Charron has a few notable ones involving llamas, a syndication system for selling paintings, and underdrawings with spiritual symbols and cursive writing.
Loving Vincent artist Tiffanie Mang

I Chased After My Dreams and This Is What I Learned

Artist Tiffanie Mang took a leap of faith and went to Poland for a chance to join the team of painters on the film "Loving Vincent." Here's what happened, what she learned, and how it changed her forever.
Plein air watercolor paintings

A Fourth of July Watercolor by Bradley Hendershot

In celebration of the Fourth of July, we hope you enjoy these watercolor paintings that portray America's colors of patriotism: red, white, and blue.
Plein air artists

Celebration of Selfies

When we asked for "selfies" during the recent rounds of #safeathome creative art prompts, these plein air artists delivered! See what your peers have been up to in the community, and share your selfies with us.
Emilie Lee, “Antelope Valley Superbloom,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Antelope Valley Superbloom

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Antelope Valley Superbloom" by Emilie Lee.
Patrick Lee, “Echoes,” 2019, oil, 36 x 36 in., collection the artist, plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Echoes

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Echoes" by Patrick Lee.
Painting landscapes demo - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Landscapes: Changing Times Call for a Different Approach

In this guest blog post Sharon Weaver shares how she transitioned to teaching art online. Bonus: Includes a step-by-step landscape painting demonstration.
Creative art prompts - cat paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Artists Who Painted Their Pets

Dogs and cats in particular can be of great company, so we hope you enjoy these paintings of animal friends from our recent art prompts challenge.
Jane Hunt, “May Poppies,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: May Poppies

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "May Poppies" by Jane Hunt.

Plein Air Artist Spotlight: Sparky LeBold

Read about Sparky LeBold, a National Artist of Portugal, where townspeople have lovingly nicknamed him “Picasso Americano."
Paintings of skies - OutdoorPainter.com

Paintings of Skies From the #StayAtHome Period

We love paintings of skies! Here's a look at what some of your peers created during the recent #stayathome period.
Joe Gyurcsak, “Farm Livin’,” 2019, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Farm Livin’

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Farm Livin'" by Joe Gyurcsak.
Art prompts - OutdoorPainter.com

9 “Backyard” Paintings Inspired By #StayAtHome Art Prompts

You'll love seeing these "backyard paintings" your peers created from our recent series of creative art prompts. Click through to be inspired and delighted.
Thomas Bucci, “Labor of Love,” 2019, watercolor, 11 x 15 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Labor of Love

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Labor of Love" by Thomas Bucci.
Still life - painting flowers - OutdoorPainter.com

Spring Blooms and Still Lifes

Have a look at the spring blooms and still lifes your plein air peers created while self-isolating, and be inspired.
Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Create a painting inspired by our creative art prompts, and your art could be featured in Plein Air Today!
Matt Ryder, “Jebal Akhdar,” 2018, oil, 18 x 24 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air studies

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Jebal Akhdar

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Jebal Akhdar" by Matt Ryder.
A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

Nathanael Gray spent the past year painting outdoors in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Read about his experience, and be inspired.
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