Painting trips for artists - Russia with Eric Rhoads

Opportunity: Plein Air in Russia

Earlier this year Plein Air Publisher Eric Rhoads visited a Russian art colony. Enjoy this photo essay of his astounding painting trip into the very places that were once painted by Levitan, Shiskin, Surov and Repin.
Shar Coulson, Cliff Side Memories, 2019, mixed media, 12 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cliff Side Memories

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is Cliff Side Memories by Shar Coulson.
Women artists - PleinAir magazine - OutdoorPainter.com

For the Love of Nature: Plein Air Magazine

In the new issue of Plein Air Magazine, we celebrate the many ways artists respond to the landscape, presenting us with new ways of seeing and appreciating the world.
John D Cogan, “Morning Virga,” 2017, acrylic, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air and studio

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning Virga

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Morning Virga” by John D Cogan.
Plein Air Prompt of the Week: View From Your Window

Plein Air Prompt: View From Your Window

Create a painting inspired by our creative art prompts, and your art could be featured in Plein Air Today!
Painting clouds - OutdoorPainter.com

Two Approaches to Painting Clouds

In the course of a Sky Paintings Challenge, we saw dozens of different approaches to the subject matter. Two styles of painting clouds were particularly striking, in part because of their contrast to one another. Check out two ways to look at high-altitude water vapor.
Painting outdoors

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Sunset Balance

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Sunset Balance” by Linda Glover Gooch.
Plein air landscape painting - Paul Kratter - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Jackalberry Tree Sand River

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Jackalberry Tree Sand River” by Paul Kratter.
Painting outdoors - Carrie Curran

Painting Outdoors: Inspiration for Life

Moments while painting outdoors can become inspiration for a lifetime of beginning a practice of gratitude, appreciating the “little things” and seeing your palette as half full.
Plein air landscapes - Brenda Swenson - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Engine #7, Travel Town

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Engine #7, Travel Town” by Brenda Swenson.
Painting together

The Ripple Effect of Painting Together

How Georgia Mansur began teaching workshops in Australia, helping to form a new community through the creative arts.
Plein air watercolor landscape painting

Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (April/May 2020)

Art Magazines > Enjoy a sneak peek of the next PleinAir Magazine (April/May 2020), showcasing artists making news in the plein air community today.
Plein air landscapes - Lynn Boggess - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: 19 July 2019

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “19 July 2019” by Lynn Boggess.
Painting on Location - Great Wall of China - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting On Location: The Great Wall and the Painted Hall

UK artist Rob Pointon shares his experience of painting outdoors at the Great Wall of China, and on location at the Painted Hall in London.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Garden of Life

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Garden of Life” by Jed Dorsey.
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.
Inspiration for artists

What I’ve Learned About Art

Inspiration for Artists > 75-year-old artist Mike Hoyt shares how he was driven to begin oil painting 25 years ago, why he hasn’t stopped since, and what he has learned along the way.
Landscape painting - Bill Cramer - OutdoorPainter.com

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Point in Time

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Point in Time” by Bill Cramer.
Terri Ford, “California Gold,” 2018, pastel, 6 x 12 in., Available from artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: California Gold

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “California Gold” by Terri Ford.
Painting miniature landscapes - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting Mountains and More, in Miniature

Landscape painter Remington Robinson is originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2004, driven by his desire to paint mountains.
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