Using Frames to Sell Artwork

In the world of selling and marketing your art, there are obvious tactics and subtle tactics. Obvious are things like marketing plans, and all...

Gurney on Gouache, Casein

Among the 20 instructors at the recent Susan Kathleen Black Foundation workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, was James Gurney. He took a moment to talk about...

Parting Shot: Up All Night

John Porter Lasater IV tackled his third 24 Paintings in 24 Hours event, this time in Carthage, Missouri, and this time with a partner...

A Window Into the Canyon

Colorado artist Joshua Been recently posted a video on YouTube that offers something for painters, new collectors, and folks just interested in seeing intrepid...

What the Rocks Tell Us: The Shape of the Land

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

Presenting … the Steering-Wheel Easel

Who hasn't painted in their vehicle, or at least thought about it? But things can get cramped in there. Amanda Williams built an easel...

What the Rocks Tell Us: Prelude to American History

In this series of articles, Utah artist J. Brad Holt talks about what artists are seeing as they look at the landscape. Holt studied...
"Summer's Yield," by Brenda Boylan, 2015, pastel, 8 x 10 in.

Parting Shot: Lovely Lavender

Brenda Boylan and her comrades braved 90-plus degree temperatures at the Willamette Valley Lavender Fest, with the reward being fine paintings like this. The...

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...

Careful, Then Controlled Chaos

Maryland artist Ken Karlic lets randomness in his painting technique provide a gritty feeling to urban scenes and similar subject matter. Here's how he...

Deadline Fast Approaching in PleinAir Salon

If you haven't entered the June-July contest in the PleinAir Salon yet, you had better get cracking. Lead Image: "Desert Sentry," by Jim Wodark, oil,...

The New Golf, Taking the World by Storm

Why Plein Air Painting is "The New Golf." Publisher Eric Rhoads explains the plein air movement, why thousands are joining, and what you can...

What the Rocks Tell Us: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

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

Under-30 Artists Spotlighted in PleinAir Salon

The PleinAir Salon gives First, Second, and Third Place awards every two months, plus awards in various categories based on media and subject matter,...

Parting Shot: North of the Hamptons

The Hamptons get the hype, but on the North Fork, summer is awfully pleasant. For the 11th year, Gallery North, in Setauket, New York,...

What the Rocks Tell Us: The Ocean Basins

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

When Events Benefit a Plein Air Artist

PleinAir magazine editor M. Stephen Doherty generally reports on the painting processes, motivations, and philosophical outlooks of plein air painters in his writing, but...

What the Rocks Tell Us: Running Water

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

What the Rocks Tell Us: Time Passages

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

Parting Shot: Beautiful Dreamer

Bridget Ertelt had a precious model from which to work, but he couldn’t keep a pose. Lead Image: Bridget Ertelt’s cooperative (and beautiful) model “I set...
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