Painting California poppies - OutdoorPainter.com

Superbloom: Painting the California Poppies

Emilie Lee tells us about her visit to the Antelope Valley and Figueroa Mountain to paint the beautiful fields of poppies, known as the “superbloom” for good reason.
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Time-Lapse: Five Artists, One Painting

See what happens when five plein air artists are given a few minutes each to complete a landscape painting — on stage, in front of a large, live audience!
Watercolor painting by Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Yarra Valley

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

What You Can Learn With Small Plein Air Paintings

Why Daniel Keys creates small paintings on location and the important lessons he learns from the experience.
Plein air paintings - Jim McVicker

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Ryan Paints Fishing Boats

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

The Best Painting Locations in the World

In celebration of the places around the world that have inspired painters to set up their easels, we’re inviting YOU to vote for your favorite!
Sargent landscape painting - OutdoorPainter.com

On John Singer Sargent’s “Home Fields, 1885”

Did Sargent place himself in this landscape painting? Thomas Jefferson Kitts, on the work that turned him onto plein air painting.
Landscape Painting - Dan Marshall

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Visual Trespass

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

The Most Crucial Part of the Painting Process

Ben Bauer shares his perspective on what is the most crucial part of a painting, which may also be most difficult and fun.
“Anasazi Trail” by Jim Wodark

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Anasazi Trail

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Artistic Inspiration - Holly Van Hart - OutdoorPainter.com

Conveying Our Deepest Emotions

To make paintings that stir up primal reactions, communicate your emotions clearly and with conviction.

The Power of Art to Unite

"We, as artists, have the opportunity to bring this feeling into people's lives though the art we create," says Livingstone. "Art can bring people to a moment of discovery, a moment of awe, a moment of feeling so uplifted and connected to what we are expressing that ...
Plein air painting by Molly Lipsher

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Scuze Me While I Kiss the Sky

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

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Country Relic

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

WATCH: National Geographic Recognizes Plein Air Painters

Read the new “Nat Geo” article “How Art Saved Yellowstone – and the Landscape Still Inspires.”
Michelle Usibelli, “Beach Cottages”

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Beach Cottages

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

Art Inspiration: As Important as Breathing

There is much to be learned by going portable and exploring the world, both outer and inner, in which we live. Anita Louise West explains.
Watercolors by Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Red Awning, Paris

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

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Rail Station in the Rain

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

Wyoming Welcomes Artists in Residence

Earlier this spring, Heather Burton and Chula Beauregard set off for Big Horn, Wyoming, to participate in an Artist in Residence program with the Brinton Museum. Learn about their experience here!
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