Interesting fact: His maritime experience came about as a crew member aboard many traditional sailing vessels including schooners and square-riggers. Learn more about this plein air painter, and be inspired.
Joe Gyurcsak is not afraid of color, as his paintings show. But his favorite quote is from Edgar Degas, who said that galleries wanted colorful paintings, “but if I could have had my own way, I would have confined myself to black and white.” The Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) instructor explains.
This Pennsylvania artist loves to paint the light, yet it’s of utmost importance to her to nail down the darks in the composition first thing. See how this approach lets Julie Riker tackle complex subjects confidently.
Please help us congratulate Jerry Markham for winning first place in the recent bi-monthly PleinAir Salon. In this exclusive spotlight, Markham shares his secrets to success.
A devoted studio painter, Lindsey Kustusch took the leap into plein air and discovered a way to maximize both experiences.
Richard F. Lack (1928-2009) taught students not to see a colors in isolation, but rather to see them in relation to those that surround them. What were his teaching methods?
Two of a plein air painter’s favorite elements — light and atmosphere — are arguably best celebrated by a tonalist approach, as the work of this Oregon painter suggests.
Starting in the late 1880s, many natural history museums established a practice of showcasing animals in dioramas that would allow visitors to see the specimens in an exact location rather than a generic scene. Meet a master who painted those dioramas from plein air sketches.
Today we welcome artist Karl Dempwolf as our guest with an exclusive Q&A about painting en plein air, his color palette, and his advice for those new to painting with oil.
Recently, one of our dedicated readers reached out to us to say hello and connect, which is part of what the plein air community is all about. Meet John Killmaster, who kindly took the time to answer a few questions about his artistic journey so that you can be inspired in yours.
Please help us welcome watercolor artist Joseph Zbukvic as a newly announced faculty member for PACE. See a gallery of his work in this spotlight.
With music pouring onto the streets from every corner of the city, Sean Friloux finds a unique vantage point from which to capture New Orleans in tonal watercolors.
Today we spotlight Russian artist Vitaly Makarov and his brilliantly colored plein air landscapes. In this Q&A, he tells us about his artistic development, use of color, and more.
Take a closer look at her plein air oil painting, “A Negative View of Saloons.”
Represented by Total Arts Gallery, Chinese artist Huihan Liu creates painterly works when plein air is “difficult, if not impossible.”
An artist shares his love (and advice) for painting the Croatian region.
We wish to congratulate master artist David Leffel for earning a Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch a touching mini-documentary about his life and his path to becoming a legend.
Congratulations to watercolor master Alvaro Castagnet, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo.
Take a closer look at a nineteenth-century oil painting in this sneak peek at the new issue of Plein Air Magazine.
Get a quick dose of inspiration in this Q&A regarding Richard Schloss’s atmospheric art, his inspiration, and the single-word answer to his most commonly asked question.