Plein air artists

Celebration of Selfies

When we asked for "selfies" during the recent rounds of #safeathome creative art prompts, these plein air artists delivered! See what your peers have been up to in the community, and share your selfies with us.
Emilie Lee, “Antelope Valley Superbloom,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Antelope Valley Superbloom

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Antelope Valley Superbloom" by Emilie Lee.
Patrick Lee, “Echoes,” 2019, oil, 36 x 36 in., collection the artist, plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Echoes

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Echoes" by Patrick Lee.
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Painting Landscapes: Changing Times Call for a Different Approach

In this guest blog post Sharon Weaver shares how she transitioned to teaching art online. Bonus: Includes a step-by-step landscape painting demonstration.
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Plein Air Artists Who Painted Their Pets

Dogs and cats in particular can be of great company, so we hope you enjoy these paintings of animal friends from our recent art prompts challenge.
Jane Hunt, “May Poppies,” 2019, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: May Poppies

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "May Poppies" by Jane Hunt.

Plein Air Artist Spotlight: Sparky LeBold

Read about Sparky LeBold, a National Artist of Portugal, where townspeople have lovingly nicknamed him “Picasso Americano."
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Paintings of Skies From the #StayAtHome Period

We love paintings of skies! Here's a look at what some of your peers created during the recent #stayathome period.
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From Plein Air Magazine: In the Meantime

From the newest issue: As the coronavirus brought the world to a near standstill, the arts, like many communities, were hit hard. But beneath the adversity and anxiety, we find stories of resilience, creativity, and determination.
Joe Gyurcsak, “Farm Livin’,” 2019, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Farm Livin’

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Farm Livin'" by Joe Gyurcsak.
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9 “Backyard” Paintings Inspired By #StayAtHome Art Prompts

You'll love seeing these "backyard paintings" your peers created from our recent series of creative art prompts. Click through to be inspired and delighted.
Thomas Bucci, “Labor of Love,” 2019, watercolor, 11 x 15 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Labor of Love

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Labor of Love" by Thomas Bucci.
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Spring Blooms and Still Lifes

Have a look at the spring blooms and still lifes your plein air peers created while self-isolating, and be inspired.
Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Plein Air Prompt: Use a Limited Palette

Create a painting inspired by our creative art prompts, and your art could be featured in Plein Air Today!
Matt Ryder, “Jebal Akhdar,” 2018, oil, 18 x 24 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air studies

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Jebal Akhdar

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Jebal Akhdar" by Matt Ryder.
A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

A Year of Painting Outdoors in Tahoe

Nathanael Gray spent the past year painting outdoors in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Read about his experience, and be inspired.

Get Excited About Painting in New Mexico

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN EARLY SPRING 2020. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED AT THIS SITE FOR UPDATES! Fellow Plein...
How Artists Are Coping with Self-Isolation

How Artists Are Coping with Self-Isolation

As the country slowly begins to open up in different ways, we’re curious - how have you been coping with self-isolation? Here are ways some of your peers have gotten through the past couple of months.
Rae O’Shea, “Crashing Surf,” 2019, oil, 12 x 16 in., Collection the artist, Plein air study

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Crashing Surf

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is "Crashing Surf" by Rae O’Shea.
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6 Composition Books for Artists

We asked, and you answered! In this roundup, we're sharing your favorite composition books for artists.
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