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A Passion for Collecting Art

“A huge part of our love of plein air is that ..."

“Floating Dream” Finishes First in the PleinAir Salon

Diane Waterhouse, owner of Waterhouse Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Oil paintings of city scenes

7 City Sights

The paintings of city scenes showcased here encourage us to slow down and enjoy the complex beauty that can be found amidst ...
PleinAir Salon - Robin Caspari, "The Edge," oil, 12 x 10 in.

Why I Responded to this Painting At First Glance

Karen Hagan, owner of Hagan Fine Art Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Painting landscapes - "Summer Sun at Bluefish Cove, Pt Lobos" by Brian Blood

An Approach to Painting Landscapes, In Studio and Plein Air

A PaintTube.TV interview on how you can benefit from painting landscapes en plein air and in the studio; his approach to color, and more.
Val Sandell, "Sunrise With Moonset," 2009, oil, 20 x 30 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air study

“Sunrise With Moonset,” and 7 More Paintings From the Seashore

From crashing waves and colorful beach umbrellas to vast calm waters, the scenes depicted here capture the many moods of the place where land meets sea.
PleinAir Salon - Laurie Kersey, "Stillness," oil, 18 x 24 in.

It Has Everything

Camille Przewodek has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Plein Air Salon winners

The Last Salon Winners

Seth Hopkins, Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director has revealed his selections for the March round; winners of the annual competition will be announced at the Plein Air Convention!
Plein Air Salon - Brent Cotton, "Winter Magic," oil, 32 x 40 in.

Fabulous Faves From the February Salon

Did you or your friends win? Karen Hagan, painter and owner of Hagan Fine Art has revealed her selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon February Art Competition.
Plein Air Salon - John Buxton, "Great Falls of the Passaic," oil, 56 x 35 in.

6 Salon Stars from January 2022

Joseph McGurl has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon. They are ...
Plein Air Salon - Timothy Cunningham, "All is Bright," oil, 16 x 20 in.

6 High-Powered Paintings from the December Salon

American Master artist C.W. Mundy has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon!
Plein Air Salon winner - Luiz Azon, "A Day at the Races," oil, 37 x 52 in.

Who Was Victorious in the November Salon

Bob Malenfant, owner of southwest Gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Plein Air Salon - "Bath" Xiaowei Liu 16x14 in., Oil

Wow-Factor Paintings from the Plein Air Salon, October 2021

Patricia Terwilliger, Co-Owner of Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, has revealed her selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon October Art Competition.
Plein Air Salon - Alisa Shea, "The Common Thread," watercolor, 25 x 16 in.

September Salon Stars

Robin Knowlton, Director Emerita of American Women Artists, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Carl Bretzke, "Rocket Ride," Undated, oil, 24 x 36 in., Private collection, Studio

6 Vibrant Paintings of Fairs and Festivals

For plein air painters, fairs, festivals, and amusement parks offer unique opportunities to indulge in bold, vibrant color and flex the creative muscles needed to capture the energy and excitement on full display. 
Plein Air Salon art competitions - Ben Bauer, "i skymningen," oil, 30 x 40 in.

6 Stars of the August Salon

Diane Waterhouse, owner of Waterhouse Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Paintings of churches

Country Roads: 12 Rural Landscape Paintings

The tree-lined twists and turns of narrow country lanes hold the promise of adventure and discovery, and, for some, the feeling of coming home. The 12 bucolic landscapes featured here leave us wondering what lies just over the hill or around the next bend.
Plein Air Salon - "Little Island in the Afternoon" (oil, 20 x 20 in.) by Deborah Tilby

Sublime Works from the July Salon

Elizabeth Harris, Owner/Director of InSight Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Plein Air Salon - Painting of a dog

Prominent Paintings from the June Salon

David Leadman, owner of Walls Fine Art Gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.
Plein Air Salon - "Morning Shadows at Pt Lobos" by Brian Blood

6 Magnificent Works From the May Salon

Jane Bell Meyer, owner of Illume Gallery of Fine Art, has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the Plein Air Salon.

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