Krystal W. Brown, “While You Wait" oil painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: While You Wait

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "While You Wait" by Krystal W. Brown.
Painting landscapes - winter plein air painting

On Painting Landscapes: Nature’s Student

Painting landscapes sounds easy enough if you're coming from an artistic background, right? Maybe not so much...Kevin Menck explains.
Don Demers, "Laguna Breakers," oil, 10 x 16 in. seascape painting

Live in the Studio with Seascape Artist Don Demers

In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, legendary painter Don Demers gives a demonstration on how to lay in a seascape painting. Demers is known for "moving seas" and crashing waves, but he says ...
Kim Lordier, “Ediza Shoreline,” 2020, pastel

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Ediza Shoreline

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Ediza Shoreline" by Kim Lordier.
Nocturne plein air painting of stars

Taking Time to Carefully Observe Nature

This Maine artist is concerned with understanding and painting the total appearance of subjects rather than dashing off fleeting impressions. (Bonus: See the step-by-step process of two of his works.)
Keiko's brushes and palette, as shown in her demo on how to paint with watercolor

How to Paint With Watercolor: Live with Keiko Tanabe

In this on-camera interview with Eric Rhoads, Keiko Tanabe shares her advice on how to paint with watercolor.
Landscape painting in blues

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: “Shallow Blues”

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Shallow Blues" by Bill Cone.
William Wood - painting in an airplane

En Plein Air, In the Air

How plein air painter William Wood was tasked with a challenge of great heights, and the difference it will make for science.
Painting of a snowy ground

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Advent

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Advent" by Bethann Moran-Handzlik.
Pastel painting of snowy landscape

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: After the Snow

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "After the Snow" by Jill Stefani Wagner.
Oil painting of daffodils

A “Contrived Cop Out”

Lori Putnam, who is on the faculty of Plein Air Live, takes us into her process for painting a bright bouquet of backlit daffodils, and explains why one option for the color choices would have been a "contrived cop out."
Plein air painting of a garden

5 Gardens and Green Spaces

Today’s painters continue to find joy and inspiration in gardens and green spaces of every description. Here are five paintings to celebrate this beautiful subject.
Oil painting of cherry tree

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cherries

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Cherries" by Beth Bathe.
Watercolor painting of a river

Plein Air Art Through the Decades

In continued celebration of our 10th anniversary of Plein Air Magazine, we follow one timeline that reveals how we got to this moment.
Palden Hamilton, “Toward Gloucester,” 2019, oil

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Toward Gloucester

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Toward Gloucester" by Palden Hamilton.
Sculpture of men listening

It’s Okay to Eavesdrop on These 17 Artists

In Case You Missed It > Listen to fascinating conversations with these plein air artists and experts who share their painting secrets and so much more.
Brooke Borcherding, “Evening Along the Riverbed,” 2019, acrylic

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Evening Along the Riverbed

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Evening Along the Riverbed" by Brooke Borcherding.
Alex Venezia, “Outdoor Self-Portrait,” 2020, oil, 14 x 11 in., Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Outdoor Self-Portrait

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Outdoor Self-Portrait" by Alex Venezia.
Brian Sindler, “Traverse City Lights,” 2019, acrylic,

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Traverse City Lights

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Traverse City Lights" by Brian Sindler.
Plein air oil painting of snow

How the Desert Helped Carlton Paint Snow

Minnesota artist Philip Alexander Carlton was not impressed with painting winter in the Midwest until he realized he could apply lessons learned on his lengthy road trip.
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