Friends Painting in the Minnesota Snow

Minnesota artist Jim Henley snapped photographs of his painting companions, Diane LaMere and Derek Davis, when the three artists were deep in snow along...

24 Days Painting on the Colorado River

California artist Anne Laddon joined 15 other people for a 24-day rafting trip down the Colorado River during which she created about two dozen...

Tolerating the Extremes of Southeast Texas

Texas pastel painter Linda Dellandre reports that extreme heat, high humidity, and alligators can be just as challenging to a plein air painter as...

Painting in Traffic

Most of the artists we feature in our ongoing series of extreme painting are on mountains, in rivers, or along rocky ledges. Two Oregon...

Extreme Painting…or Just a Totally Awesome Adventure?

During a September painting retreat in the Bugaboo Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, some dedicated plein air artists were transported via helicopter to spectacular...

Bitter Cold, Crashing Waves & Rising Tides

Going outdoors to paint inspiring subjects sometimes involves putting up with extreme weather conditions or facing unexpected challenges. Both of those things happen to...
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