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The Restorative Power of Nature

“As cover artist Aaron Schuerr reminds us, winter doesn’t have to signal the end of the “plein air season.” Preview the newest issue of PleinAir Magazine with Kelly Kane’s Editor’s Letter.
Kim VanDerHoek, “Key Bridge Arches,” 2018, oil, 11 x 14 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air studies

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Key Bridge Arches

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Key Bridge Arches” by Kim VanDerHoek.
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Plan for a Powerful Painting

Plein air painter Mark Fehlman shares his words of advice for those new to painting outdoors.
Sara Linda Poly, “Looking East,” 2018, oil, 12 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Looking East

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Looking East” by Sara Linda Poly.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Between Two Boats

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Between Two Boats” by Ryan Jensen.
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My Favorite Winter Painting Spot

Kathleen Kalinowski shares what it’s like to paint in the cold Michigan winter, and why it has its benefits.

Going to Extremes: Plein Air Painting in a Rail Yard

An artist shares how he followed his muse and made his way into a rail yard to paint a burned out and abandoned train car.
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Morning at Back Creek — Eastport

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Morning at Back Creek — Eastport” by Maria Marino.
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Bill Davidson on Inspiration for the New Year

Words of advice and inspiration, and a bonus interview with Eric Rhoads and Bill Davidson, filmed live on Facebook!
Plein air watercolor paintings - Mat Barber Kennedy

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Fleet Street, Annapolis

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote. This week's feature is “Fleet Street, Annapolis” by Mat Barber Kennedy.
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6 Inspirational Quotes for Artists

In this special round-up from Plein Air Magazine, we’re bringing you some of the most inspiring quotes for artists that we’ve seen yet!
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Painting the Petrified Forest

Kath Reilly shares her recent experiences from painting during an artist residency at the Petrified Forest National Park. Bonus: Includes her advice for painting in extreme conditions!
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Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: The Hills Are Alive

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “The Hills Are Alive” by Kim Lordier.
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Preview the Upcoming PleinAir Magazine (February/March 2020)

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
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Your PleinAir Podcast Binge Guide

Each week Eric Rhoads welcomes a new guest to the PleinAir Podcast. Even if you’ve been following this podcast for artists since it began, chances are you may have missed at least one. And if you’re a new listener, we know you won’t want to miss some of the amazing artists that have been featured.
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Plein Air Artists to Follow on Instagram

Our team came up with the following list of Instagram accounts for artists — especially plein air artists! — that you’ll love seeing in your feed.
Mitch Baird, “Boat Builders Shop,” 2017, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boat Builders Shop

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Boat Builders Shop” by Mitch Baird.
Richard McKinley, “Cliffs of Goleta,” 2014, pastel, 12 x 18 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cliffs of Goleta

Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting. This week's feature is “Cliffs of Goleta” by Richard McKinley.
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Art and a Better Version of You

“I’ve learned a thing or two over the bumpy roads of life,” says Eric Rhoads, “building businesses and selling art, that might be able to help you figure out a strategy that works for you, in your voice, and will help you be a better version of yourself.”
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The Worst Way to Learn to Paint Landscapes

In this guest blog post, John Hughes addresses “hero worship” and “pet projects” that artists may fall into.
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