Colorado artist Marianna M. Duford has found success in various pursuits but has never followed a traditional path. So it's not surprising that recently...
Jill Stefani Wagner will tell you how the students teach the teachers and the teachers explore with the students in the drama-free, prima donna-averse atmosphere of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE). It’s one of the reasons she loves being on the faculty there.
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.
Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with plein air painter Mark Fehlman on his composition checklist, the most important tool artists have, and more.
Cynthia Rosen finds as an artist, she is on an interesting, never-ending journey with inspirations and discoveries around the next bend.
Oklahoma artist Kelli Folsom sometimes wonders what artists from places like Colorado would think about her favorite place to paint. There are no dramatic...
For Jason Sacran, there’s nothing like a deadline … and some serendipity.
Prolific artist Ken Karlic teamed up with Daniel Smith Watercolors to offer a comprehensive look into his creative process, a process he then applies to other media.
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.
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.
Donald Neff has always been drawn to the quiet little spots in our world. "Give me a little ditch with some water -- that...
From ancient burial mounds to one of the most striking geological features of the United States, Julie Jilek’s favorite place to paint has much to intrigue the painter. But Jilek also loves it because of her personal history.
Nancy Boren’s oil painting “Cimarron Solstice” won second place in the 6th annual PleinAir Salon art competition. Read about her inspiration for the work, and learn how she created the scene, which exudes both grace and whimsy.
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.
An exclusive four-question Q&A with Mark Fehlman, including how he stays inspired and motivated.
Kelly Medford lives in a working-class neighborhood in Rome, Italy, that is rapidly changing. That's appropriate for a plein air painter, because so is...
After years of painting, with sales and some success, Lennie Mullaney was told that she "had no idea how to paint." It was strong...
John Caggiano painted a picture of a beach in the Venice, Florida area titled “A Touch of Paradise.” But it was the artist who gave it that magic touch, not nature.
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.
“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…”