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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: A Soft Light

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: Red Awning, Paris

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Hsin-Yao Tseng, “Carmel Coast 2,” 2017, oil, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Carmel Coast 2

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Carmel Coast 2” by Hsin-Yao Tseng.
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.
Michele Byrne, Washington Square Rain, 2019, oil, 12 x 9 in., Available from artist, Plein air and studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Washington Square Rain

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is Washington Square Rain by Michele Byrne.
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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.

How I Developed My Artistic Style: Growth, Beauty, Mission

Should you be happy with "only good paintings?" This plein air painter thinks so, and here's why.

Urban Sketchers: Sketching Animals Wild and Familiar

Sketching people is fun. But Roz Stendahl is interested in the other animals one sees in cities. She recently had a field day at...

Plein Air Pests, in 1889

In case you missed it: An art conservator made waves around the art world after she alerted curators that, as she examined Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees” with a microscope, she had found something extraordinary.
Plein Air Unleashed - OutdoorPainter.com

Outdoor Painters Spotlight: Plein Air Unleashed

Get to know this group of artists, whose passion for painting outdoors has led led them to build an annual event with a special goal.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: First Impressions

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 First 15 Minutes of Plein Air Painting

Virginia Vovchuk, organizer of “Plein Air on the Santa Cruz,” shares the list of show winners and takes us behind the scenes into her painting experiences.
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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.
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.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda” by Hsin-Yao Tseng.
Painting landscapes - Michael Chesley Johnson - OutdoorPainter.com

Making My Best Guess When Painting Landscapes

Plein air painter Michael Chesley Johnson explains his “best guess” process for painting landscapes, and how it inspires a variety of styles that span the centuries.
Rae O’Shea, “Crashing Surf,” 2019, oil, 12 x 16 in., Collection the artist, Plein air study

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Crashing Surf

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Crashing Surf" by Rae O’Shea.
Plein air paintings - Mark Fehlman

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Low Tide Magic

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Low Tide Magic" by Mark Fehlman.

What the Rocks Tell Us: Life — the Miracle and the Persistence

In this series of articles, Utah artist J. Brad Holt talks about what artists are seeing as they look at the landscape. Holt studied...

The How of Painting Clouds and Sky

In case you missed it: We received a wide variety of submissions from an earlier Winter Sky Challenge. So what did we see when we looked at the paintings? Two things.
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