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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Gamestoppers: Plein Air Disasters”

James Gurney attended the Plein Air Convention & Expo, held in Monterey, California, recently, and assembled this short video about the travails of plein...
Plein Air Magazine

What Paintings to Enter?

How do you pick the three paintings you'll attach to the application you submit to a plein air festival? We asked that question on...

Quotes Worth Sharing

We come across quotes by artists, philosophers, historians, and critics that offer a new way of looking at plein air painting. We offer one...

Can You Be Easily Contacted?

An eager collector called us to ask how he could contact two artists recently featured in PleinAir magazine, and we had difficulty providing contact...
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