One plein air painting inspired several exceptional studio pieces by this California pastelist, a previous winner in the PleinAir Salon.
Vladislav Yeliseyev shares insights on painting two different landscape subjects, and the brushes he uses for them, in this artist profile from Plein Air Today.
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.
There are two Susan Mattesons working in the fine art field today. This Susan Matteson has since started using Susan Hediger Matteson to clarify that she is not the other artist and shares with us how she got started in her career.
What information and inspiration can you expect to receive from the demonstrators and speakers who will be part of the Plein Air Convention &...
Paola Fiorelle Berthoin feels strongly about removing obsolete dams to help a river become free-flowing and healthy, and she's found a way to help...
A few pieces in Boston painter Thomas Dunlay’s collection remind him to stay the course.
Take a closer look at her plein air oil painting, “A Negative View of Saloons.”
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!
Wyoming painter Jennifer L. Hoffman takes advantage of "artist's hours" to get a lot of work done in the winter months. Hoffman's setup at South...
Plein air painting isn’t just about the view in front of you. It’s about the entire environment around you. Danny Griego is exploring this through short videos.
Maine artist Stephan Giannini spent days creating two plein air paintings in an apple orchard, and one of them is on the cover of the March 2018 issue of PleinAir. Find out why he worked so long on location.
Enjoy an inspirational quote from pastel artist Albert Handell.
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.
Mark Boedges brings years of work and a honed selection of equipment with him to paint outdoors. Like what? Like both bristle brushes and synthetic...
Perhaps, on some level, attending the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) is dangerous. You may come home permanently changed.
Artist Cindy Baron shares how and why she chooses which medium to use at plein air events.
As a plein air painter, you are part of one of the largest art movements in history. Learn about artist Theodore Robinson here.
In the late 1800's, plein air painting was still relatively new to the United States, but growing rapidly in popularity...
Kathryn Stats: “One simply can’t be a good studio painter unless one paints directly from nature outdoors.” “Painting is an adventure that sometimes rewards and...