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...

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...

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....

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: 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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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