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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. 

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Marty Coulter and Four Ribbons

In past issues we’ve talked with artists who have won two awards in one competition. Meet Marty Coulter, the man who won four ribbons...

Artist as Collector: Tony D’Amico

Tracing the path that Tony D’Amico has taken thus far in his painting career is easier when you consider three choice pieces from his...

Honoring John Stobart

Beloved marine painter John Stobart displays artworks in a late-career retrospective and will offer up insights during a fireside chat with Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter...
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.

Parting Shot: Still Lifes, Outdoors

The default way of thinking about plein air is to think of landscapes, but painting the figure or painting still lifes outdoors qualify, and...

September 27: Bryan Mark Taylor Paints California

A solo exhibition for plein air painter Bryan Mark Taylor features new works completed on location throughout California. Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California,...

Capturing Infinite Landscapes

In July, PleinAir Today detailed the amazing story of painter Emilie Lee, who had recently sold almost all her belongings to pack her Honda Element and travel across the country to camp and paint outdoors. Want to see her works in person?

June 20: Paint San Clemente Collectors’ Night

The 14th Annual Paint San Clemente, presented by the San Clemente Art Association, culminates with an evening for collectors to peruse the newly completed...

Artist as Collector: Jean-Pierre Jacquet

For painter Jean-Pierre Jacquet, the pieces in his collection that are among his favorites are the ones that speak to him. What they often...

Crested Butte Hosts Premier Event

Painters descend on Crested Butte, Colorado, in June and July not to compete, but to paint. The invited artists join juried painters and instructors...

February 27: Anders Zorn at the National Academy Museum

The National Academy Museum hosts a blockbuster exhibition of Anders Zorn, one of Sweden’s greatest artists.   “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter” will open February 27...

Artist as Collector: Elsbeth Monnett

For Alaska artist Elsbeth Monnett, collecting art is about pleasure first, enrichment second. Whose work does she turn to?   “It’s almost always a gut reaction...

Floyd Has Knockout Power

The Floyd Plein Air Festival is an exciting new event that grew from the success of 2016’s Plein Air Crush in Floyd, Virginia. Featuring paint-outs at Apple Ridge Farm, the Chateau Morrisette Winery, and the Blue Ridge Parkway — could you expect anything other than greatness?
Oil painting of a river

11 Plein-Air Inspired Landscapes of Rivers and Woods

From raging rivers and dramatic waterfalls to idyllic streams meandering through wooded landscapes, these 11 plein air-inspired paintings ...

October 25: Kelly Sullivan Paints the Delaware River Valley

A selection of recent oil paintings by Kelly Sullivan depicts the people and landscape of the Delaware River Valley. Kelly Sullivan Fine Art in Lambertville,...

RMPAP Members Paint Iconic Tetons

For the fourth year, members of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters assembled in Grand Teton National Park to paint for a competition and...

EXHIBITION: “The Outsiders,” at Artists on Elgin

Two die-hard plein air painters in Canada's Ontario province are the subject of a show at Artists on Elgin, in Sudbury, Ontario, until the...

What the Rocks Tell Us: Tales of Orogeny

In this series of articles, Utah artist J. Brad Holt talks about what artists are seeing as they look at the landscape. Holt studied...

Plein Air Luminaries Drawn to SW Indiana

The unusual town of New Harmony, tucked in the southwest corner of Indiana near Evansville, recently attracted some of the brightest lights in plein...

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