Nine years ago, California artist Bruce Katz was featured in a Plein Air Today series called “My Favorite Place to Paint.” Back then, it was the countryside outside of San Francisco. We followed up with him to see if - or how - his locale preference has changed.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Theodore Robinson here.
When you come from a relatively flat part of Russia, thrilling mountain vistas are both a joy and a challenge. Just ask Julia Lesnichy.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist James McNeill Whistler here.
"I think we don't have a better teacher than nature." Learn more about the inspiration and art of Juliya Zhukova.
Congratulations to Gavin Glakas, whose oil painting "Logan Street Sunset" won in a recent bi-monthly PleinAir Salon. In this spotlight, Glakas tells about how the Charleston-inspired painting came to be.
Plein Air Ambassadors get their paintings featured here! Help us welcome artist Susan Nicholas Gephart to the Ambassador team.
One plein air painting inspired several exceptional studio pieces by this California pastelist, a previous winner in the PleinAir Salon.
Nashville artist Dawn Whitelaw has been painting in oil for over 50 years. In this spotlight, be inspired with her advice and insights on painting.
Carla Bosch grew up in South Africa, where her eyes “were trained to find the beauty” around her. In these paintings, it shows.
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!
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Frederic Edwin Church here.
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.
Even if an Eric Bowman piece is done in the studio, it is utterly informed by his work outdoors.
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.
Shelby Keefe shares her inspiration for painting the landscape in this recent interview.
“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…”
Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with plein air painter Mark Fehlman on his composition checklist, the most important tool artists have, and more.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Claude Lorrain here.
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.