Plein air watercolor paintings - Mat Barber Kennedy

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Fleet Street, Annapolis

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Fleet Street, Annapolis” by Mat Barber Kennedy.
Quotes for artists - Peggy Immel - OutdoorPainter.com

6 Inspirational Quotes for Artists

In this special round-up from Plein Air Magazine, we’re bringing you some of the most inspiring quotes for artists that we’ve seen yet!
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Painting the Petrified Forest

Kath Reilly shares her recent experiences from painting during an artist residency at the Petrified Forest National Park. Bonus: Includes her advice for painting in extreme conditions!
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: The Hills Are Alive

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “The Hills Are Alive” by Kim Lordier.
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Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (February/March 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
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Your PleinAir Podcast Binge Guide

Each week Eric Rhoads welcomes a new guest to the PleinAir Podcast. Even if you’ve been following this podcast for artists since it began, chances are you may have missed at least one. And if you’re a new listener, we know you won’t want to miss some of the amazing artists that have been featured.
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Plein Air Artists to Follow on Instagram

Our team came up with the following list of Instagram accounts for artists — especially plein air artists! — that you’ll love seeing in your feed.
Mitch Baird, “Boat Builders Shop,” 2017, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boat Builders Shop

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Boat Builders Shop” by Mitch Baird.
Richard McKinley, “Cliffs of Goleta,” 2014, pastel, 12 x 18 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cliffs of Goleta

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Cliffs of Goleta” by Richard McKinley.
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Art and a Better Version of You

“I’ve learned a thing or two over the bumpy roads of life,” says Eric Rhoads, “building businesses and selling art, that might be able to help you figure out a strategy that works for you, in your voice, and will help you be a better version of yourself.”
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The Worst Way to Learn to Paint Landscapes

In this guest blog post, John Hughes addresses “hero worship” and “pet projects” that artists may fall into.
Olena Babek, “Moment of Enchantment,” 2016, oil, 20 x 16 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Moment of Enchantment

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Moment of Enchantment” by Olena Babek.

The Making of a Magic Moment

When this artist was asked to paint en plein air at a wedding ceremony, she stepped up to the challenge. No pressure — right?
Tim Oliver, “Terlingua Trading Post Vista,” 2017, watercolor

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Terlingua Trading Post Vista

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Terlingua Trading Post Vista” by Tim Oliver.
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Analyze Your Paintings Over Time

In this excerpt from “The Confident Artist,” Jed Dorsey shares the importance of looking back at how far you’ve come.
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Just for Fun! 2019 Gifts for Artists

If you celebrate the holidays by sharing and receiving gifts, you’ll appreciate this list of gifts for artists — from practical to just plain fun, the gifts range in price from $20 on up.
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Artists, To Thine Own Self Be True

Landscape artist and nature-lover Tom Lockhart shares what he has learned from painting en plein air.
Peggy Immel, “Winter Field,” 2016, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Winter Field

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Winter Field” by Peggy Immel.
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How Your Sketches Can Earn You Money

Does your sketchbook contain the winning work for the next bimonthly PleinAir Salon?
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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.