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Learn about what projects your fellow plein artists are up to, see online galleries of their landscape paintings, and more in these profiles!

plein air landscape painting Carla Bosch - Back Bay

Q&A With Plein Air Painter Carla Bosch

Carla Bosch grew up in South Africa, where her eyes “were trained to find the beauty” around her. In these paintings, it shows.

What Inspires Me: Cheri Christensen

Cheri Christensen, who is a master at capturing striking backlight on everyday farm animals and more, on what inspires her to paint. Bonus: Includes video previews of Cheri painting!
Plein air history - Frederic Edwin Church

Plein Air Heritage: Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Frederic Edwin Church here.
PleinAir Salon art competitions - TJ Cunningham - OutdoorPainter.com

Salon Spotlight: From Nortontown

TJ Cunningham shares his inspiration for painting “From Nortontown,” which was a winner in the bi-monthly PleinAir Salon (August/September 2018), in the Best Building category.
PleinAir Salon winning artist - Eric Bowman - OutdoorPainter.com

Derived From Life: The Paintings of PleinAir Salon Winner Eric Bowman

Even if an Eric Bowman piece is done in the studio, it is utterly informed by his work outdoors.
Landscape oil paintings - Christine Lashley - OutdoorPainter.com

Inspired by Motherhood: How Christine Lashley Discovered Her Style

While Christine grew up surrounded by the arts, her journey to becoming an artist wasn’t clear until later on in her life. Learn more in this interview, and be inspired.
Painting the landscape - Shelby Keefe - OutdoorPainter.com

Spotlight on Plein Air Painter Shelby Keefe

Shelby Keefe shares her inspiration for painting the landscape in this recent interview.
PleinAir Salon - winter landscape painting - OutdoorPainter.com

Cool Whisper: A Winter Landscape Painting

“The environment stimulates your senses as you breathe the fresh air, taking in all the sights and sounds; a truly awe inspiring and humbling experience,” says the artist. “My paintings are my personal response to these surroundings…”
How to paint landscapes - OutdoorPainter.com

Creating Powerful Compositions, and More, with Mark Fehlman

Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with plein air painter Mark Fehlman on his composition checklist, the most important tool artists have, and more.
Plein air art history - Claude Lorrain - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Heritage: Claude Lorrain (1600-1682)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Claude Lorrain here.
Plein air landscape painting - Chuck Marshall - OutdoorPainter.com

Being Present in the Plein Air Moment

When he creates art, especially in the field, Ohio artist Chuck Marshall effectively separates himself from his daily routine and becomes more self-aware. That separation has always been an important benefit to plein air painting.
Landscape painting - Shadow Selfies - OutdoorPainter.com

Shadow Selfies

Timothy Horn explains how he stumbled upon a subject that keeps his landscape painting journey interesting and challenging.
Painting at Jebel Jais - Matt Ryder - OutdoorPainter.com

Changing Perceptions of the Middle East, One Painting at a Time

British artist Matt Ryder takes us to the extreme terrain and tricky locations where he paints mountains that “sing with cadmium colors.”

4 Drawing Secrets of Charles Miano

Take a moment to go inside with us as we spotlight portrait painter Charles Miano for inspiration that appeals to all artists who are inspired by the natural world.
Plein Air Heritage: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

Plein Air Heritage: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) here.
Plein air paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

The Life-Like Plein Air Paintings of Jeremy Sams

Is there a “special secret” to creating great paintings? Maybe — see how Jeremy Sams came to plein air, what his advice is for others, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.
Plein air oil painting - Christine Lashley - OutdoorPainter.com

When More is Not More

Combining traditional and water-mixable oils, Lashley uses as little detail as possible — without compromising on her vision for a painting.
Michael Holter on painting and more - OutdoorPainter.com

A Day in the Life of an Artist: Michael Holter

We caught Michael Holter recently as he was packing for his next painting trip: China. In this Q&A, he shares with us what a typical day is like for him, what advice he has for other artists, and more.
Plein air watercolor paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Painting California’s Piers

Eric M. Davis traveled over 11,350 miles in 17 months to complete the works featured in his book, “The California Pier Series.” Read an exclusive excerpt and view some of the watercolor paintings here.
Plein air artists - OutdoorPainter.com

Artist, Mother, Muse

Maybe it is the balance this artist has found in life that spills into the balance of color, design, and expression of life found in her paintings.
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