Jane Hunt, “Boats at Dusk,” 2019, oil, 14 x 11 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boats at Dusk

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Boats at Dusk" by Jane Hunt.
Thomas Schaller watercolor paintings

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Ponte Vittorio Emanuelle II — Rome”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Ponte Vittorio Emanuelle II — Rome” by Thomas Schaller.
Plein Air Magazine - Albert Handell

From Plein Air Magazine: The More We Know

The new issue of Plein Air Magazine celebrates top painters who opt for pastels. In addition to sharing a passion for the work, the featured artists demystify pastels, busting myths about their versatility and longevity.
Oil paintings of icebergs

1 Iceberg, 45 Paintings

Take in 45 interpretations of an iceberg in this roundup of paintings from the Plein Air Live Happy Hour Paint Along!
Plein air painting

The Healing Power of Mother Nature

Nancy Klos on painting en plein air: "My hope in this restricted time is for all of us to realize the message of Mother Nature is an offer, a reflection, an opportunity to consider this particular story on a far grander scale."
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.
Painting trees with watercolor - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Trees – A Symbol of Strength

Bob Masla shares insights on why he chose to paint this specific tree: to "inspire strength, determination, and fortitude."
Plein air paintings Lyn Boyer

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: For Sale by Owner

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "For Sale by Owner" by Lyn Boyer.
Plein air painting sketches

9 Plein Air Painting Sketches

Contemporary Impressionist painter Anne Blair Brown says she "connected with plein air painting on a whole new level." Learn how...
Plein air landscape painting - Tom Hughes

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Loire Valley Pasture

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Loire Valley Pasture" by John Hughes.
Natasha Isenhour, President PAPNM

Covid, Artists, and Energy

Natasha Isenhour, President of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, shares her advice on how artists can (and should) preserve your "Energy Bank."
Kelly Clarkson show - Aaron Schuerr artist

Daytime Television Embraces Plein Air Painter

Aaron Schuerr shares what it was like to be on the Kelly Clarkson show, and how Instagram helped to get him there.
Plein Air Magazine - Anne Blair Brown painting

Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (Aug/Sept 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the August/September 2020 issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Bohemian Preserve

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Bohemian Preserve" by Richard McDaniel.
Painting outdoors

Forty Fridays, Same Scene, All En Plein Air

Norwegian painter Magne Myhren began a fascinating plein air project that involved finding the perfect scene before painting it 40 times.
Painting outdoors - "Still Waters" by Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak: How Still Waters Brought a Calm to the Crisis

"It is very unusual for me to have such a bank of time to focus on a multiple-layer oil painting," says Gyurcsak. "I began to slowly build the history of my visual story..."
Tara Will, “Deepdene Sparkle,” 2019, pastel, 24 x 24 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Deepdene Sparkle

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Deepdene Sparkle" by Tara Will.

The Llama Syndicate

Most artists have their unique ways for going about their business. Colorado artist Michael Charron has a few notable ones involving llamas, a syndication system for selling paintings, and underdrawings with spiritual symbols and cursive writing.
Loving Vincent movie artists

I Chased After My Dreams and This Is What I Learned

Artist Tiffanie Mang took a leap of faith and went to Poland for a chance to join the team of painters on the film "Loving Vincent." Here's what happened, what she learned, and how it changed her forever.
Plein air watercolor paintings

A Fourth of July Watercolor by Bradley Hendershot

In celebration of the Fourth of July, we hope you enjoy these watercolor paintings that portray America's colors of patriotism: red, white, and blue.
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