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To Catch A Sunset: The Road to Mastery

“My initial goal of practicing color studies quickly grew into the more ambitious goal of ‘capturing the sunset sky’ from life.” Martin Dimitrov shares his inspiring experience of painting a sunset en plein air.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Golden Marsh

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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Two Rivers, Waiting to be Painted en Plein Air

“A little secret: We’ve been told that in the spring of 2019 the Texas wildflowers will be the most spectacular they have been in many, many years,” says Janet Chang. Learn how you can join these plein air artists.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Warren’s Beach

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

The Funny, the Odd, and the Downright Bizarre!

Enjoy 9 real life (and real funny) stories from several well-known plein air painters.

Plein Air Painting Is the Largest Movement in Art History … and Growing

We are seeing thousands adopt the plein air painting lifestyle, which means more painters’ groups, more events and shows, and more people being exposed to original art and collecting it.
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Painters Who Become Storytellers and Poets

“All of us, as artists, are on a path to develop and grow,” says Eric Rhoads. “Doing it on our own, being self-taught, is for some a badge of courage. Yet I’ve discovered that no matter how much I discover on my own, there are others who have figured things out that I would never think to explore.” Be inspired in this letter from the Publisher of Plein Air magazine.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Scipio Morning

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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3 Favorite Art Supplies (That Aren’t Art Supplies)

Add some of these unexpected “supplies” to your stash to make painting more convenient, more fun, and perhaps even more interesting.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: A Hot Day in Pontian Fishing Village

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 There Value In Setting Art Goals?

The more you feed and fuel your dream, the more it takes on a life of its own. Follow these simple (and inspiring) points to set and achieve your personal art goals for 2019.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Potrero Hill

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
The 7 Most Hilarious Plein Air Moments of 2018 - OutdoorPainter.com

7 Hilarious Plein Air Moments of 2018

From nosy animals to nude beaches, and everything in between, we’re sure you’ll love this roundup of some of the year’s funniest plein air moments!
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Painting the Grandeur of the Landscape

Discover what’s inside the newest issue of Plein Air magazine, including a moment with outdoor painter David Hockney.
Getting Rock Right in a Landscape Painting

Getting Rocks Right in a Landscape Painting

Truth: Understanding how geology controls the appearance of rock and learning how to accurately capture rock features will add depth and realism to your landscape paintings.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Trout Pool

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue. This week's feature is "Trout Pool" by Christine Lashley.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Nagore Dargha Sheriff

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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2018 Capitola Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following artists for the recognitions they received at Capitola Plein Air this month!
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Twilight and Moonlight

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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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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