Finding the Perfect View in Big Sur

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Laurel Sherrie saw a great view in a newspaper — an eminently paintable view — and she...

Paint the Capitol in D.C.

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Jack Hannula has been painting in Washington, D.C., for 23 years. He and his friend Besnik “Nik”...

Plein Air Artists in Russia Organize a Show

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Interest in Russian plein air painting is on the rise in America, but even in Russia, it’s...

Parting Shot: Already Too Hot?

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - It’s the first blush of June, but it’s already pretty hot all the way up in Michigan....

Tackling Four Paintings in One Day in Colorado Marathon

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Colorado painters seem to have more fun. Even during marathons. Lead Image: Painting at the Environmental Learning...

Parting Shot: Necessity Is a Mother

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Scott Lloyd Anderson forgot his tripod during a recent visit to his sister’s cabin in the woods....

Painting a Presidential Centennial

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Members of the Ohio Plein Air Society and their guests recently gathered at a presidential library to...

Painting Sunup to Sundown for a Show

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Paint all day one day, sell them the next in a Taos gallery. That’s the plan for...

Truck-Top Painting Platform, Anyone?

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Mike Mahon likes the view he gets from on top of his vehicle. So he developed a...

Italy, Abstracted

Richard Kattman tells the story about how he was painting a fairly abstract piece in Italy when someone in a passing car slammed on the brakes. What did the driver say?

On a Lake in Indiana….

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association has long held biennial paint-outs on Lake Wawasee, the largest natural...

Parting Shot: It Takes a Lot of Brass

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Egon Miklavcic was painting a mountain lake, Ödensee, in Austria, when this horn player began to serenade...

Chronicling Life Changes, En Plein Air

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Amy DiGi loves a challenge and loves to try something new. Sometimes, she will double or even...

A Plein Air Quilt

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Many artists make a piece in the studio based on plein air sketches. But St. Louis painter...

Why Paint From the Summit?

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Nikki Frumkin isn’t doing it for sales. But for reasons of her own, the Washington artist climbs...

What the Orwicks Found During Their Yearlong, International Art Journey

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Oregon painter Michael Orwick and his wife and daughter have been back home for about two months...

Painting a NASA Telescope

Joanna Barnum says her plein air painting experience allowed her to make a successful watercolor under the tight schedule allowed by NASA recently at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Parting Shot: Cubs Win! Painter Paints!

Chicago plein air artist Nancie King Mertz caught baseball fever recently when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

Supermoon Draws Out the Artists

Many parts of the country had a clear night for the supermoon that shone on November 14. Plein air painters responded. Hey, it’s another excuse to get together and paint nocturnes. Here are some reports from a few artists.

Painting From a Boat in the Low Country

Jason Zimmer loves to be on the water. He’s a fervent fisherman. He’s also an artist and a teacher at SCAD. Put Savannah, painting, and fishing together, and you get an interesting body of work.
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