Schuerr’s Final Report: “It Was Crazy Hard Work”

A few weeks ago, we talked with Montana artist Aaron Schuerr about his preparations for a solo painting and backpacking trip from rim to...

Parting Shot: Seeking Depressed Urban Settings

It was a no-brainer for Jean-Pierre Jacquet when he heard about the Oil Painters of America paint-out in late September at the Gowanus Canal...

Selling Everything, Painting Everywhere

Who hasn’t, at one time or another, fantasized about selling everything they own and hitting the road, traveling and painting? Patrick Saunders is doing...

Studio Everywhere Makes Tracks, Makes Waves

The Orwicks have been on the road for five months, painting and encouraging children in various parts of the world to paint, and they...

Capturing Nepali Carvings Before They Disappear

Nepal was hit hard by an earthquake in April 2015, and an artist named Gurung Dhwoj has been at the center of the relief efforts. Along the way, he has scratched out some time to paint and sketch. Recently, his drawings have more urgency to them, as he realized that many wood carvings on buildings—a key element in the local culture—were not being restored or preserved amidst the great chang

Painting Florida in All Its Variety

Florida artist Sharon Osterholt decided she would spend 2015 visiting and painting every state park in the Sunshine State. Here's what she discovered. Lead...

Snow in SoCal

Forget the old question about whether it rains in Southern California. Does it snow? Terry d. Chacon is here to tell you “yes,” and...

Puddles: Water and Light

Robert Bashford likes painting puddles. If you think about it, that’s brilliant. Why? Lead Image: “The Muddy Bikers,” by Robert Bashford, oil, 10 x...

Parting Shot: First Plein Air Painting of a Drone?

When Dan Gray decided to paint the spectacle of people jumping into very cold water in a “Polar Bear” type of event on Vancouver...

Birthday Celebration, Plein Air Style

People love going to Rich Gallego’s birthday parties, because it means painting at a beautiful spot. The California artist plans an all-day paint-out every...

The Appeal of Gettysburg

Pittsburgh painter Diane Grguras has painted the historic battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, many times. She told us what accounts for the success of the...

Parting Shot: So What if It Is Zero Degrees Outside?

RL Weber recently noted that the temperature was hovering around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. So he got ready to do some plein air painting. Lead...

Parting Shot: The Upside of Challenging Weather

Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today Kyle Buckland senses that when the weather gets bad, it can have a positive effect on a plein air...

What He Learned at the Poles

David McEown paints in both the Arctic Circle and Antarctica each year. He’s learned some fascinating things along the way.

Seeing the Unconventional, on Location

It took an unconventional painting done from a photograph taken at an extreme vantage point to set David Boyd, Jr. on his current path as a plein air pain

Parting Shot: Giant Drawings Done Outdoors That Fit on a Phone

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - He’s making 2-D art outdoors. Does that make Stephen Lund a plein air artist? Lead Image: Stephen...

The Paint That’s Illegal

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - There’s a paint, a “material,” that an artist patented, and no one else is allowed to use...

What to Take, What to Leave, When Painting Ireland

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Jan Norsetter is showing her paintings from last summer’s trip to Ireland and Scotland at Zazen Gallery,...

Parting Shot: Daring to Go Large on the Windy Cali Coast

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Brian Blood knows the winds along the coast at Garrapata State Park in California can be fierce....

Before You Go to the Top of the World…

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Cory Trépanier recently posted a YouTube video of his expedition to Aulavik National Park in the Arctic...
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