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.
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.
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.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) here.
Enjoy an inspirational quote from landscape painter Thomas Kegler.
Artist Cindy Baron shares how and why she chooses which medium to use at plein air events.
The American artist Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916) studied in Europe, and when he returned to the United States in 1888, he began to exhibit with members of the National Academy of Design (NAD), the American Watercolor Society, and the Society of American Artists.
Enjoy an inspirational quote from landscape painter Amery Bohling.
Susan Kendall is both an outdoor painter and a car enthusiast. See how her passions crossed paths, resulting in 8 x 20-foot backdrops for a classic car show.
Artist Peter Brown shares what it's like to paint outdoors in London, in spite of the frequent rain and surprising comments of passersby (you'll laugh when you see what some suggest)...
Enjoy an inspirational quote from pastel artist Albert Handell.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) here.
After attending this event for the first time, Suzie Baker hasn’t missed a year since. See why, and learn how to get your own spot for 2019.
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.