Plein Air Painting in Florida

Plein Air in Florida: St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

Learn about a plein air painting event near the northeast coast of Florida, including a “Quick Draw” and more.
Plein Air Convention & Expo

There’s Still Time to Paint in Santa Fe With Us — The Excitement is...

As you read this, I’m packing up and preparing to meet several hundred artists in Santa Fe on Monday, when the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo will begin, and I am so excited about it, for several reasons. See why, and score some advice from previous attendees!
Plein Air Painting Events

Must-Have List: Crucial Outerwear and Art Supplies to Pack for Plein Air Painting Events

From pants to paint tubes, you’ll want to refer to this list for your next plein air painting trip. Bonus: It includes tips for flying with art supplies!
5 Plein Air Paintings from Hawaii | OutdoorPainter.com

Five Winning Plein Air Paintings from The Aloha State

Get a recap of the recent Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and view some of the winning paintings here.
Painting Abroad: Four Artists Share Their Reflections and Advice

Painting Abroad: Four Artists Share Their Reflections and Advice

See through the eyes of four outdoor painters who traveled to Cuba to paint this “beautiful and complex” place.

Painting in Historic Havana: A Recap

Discover what this group of artists got to experience while visiting Cuba with Publisher Eric Rhoads. Hint: It included much more than plein air painting!

Call for Wisconsin Plein Air Artists

The Gallery of Wisconsin Art and the League of Milwaukee Artists are hosting the first West Bend Plein Air and “Paint the Market” competition in beautiful West Bend, Wisconsin.

The Value of Art Retreats

Artists are used to taking workshops, which of course are great ways to learn. But what about events that are all painting, in a beautiful place with no workshop? It's trending - see why...

Library Video Collection Brings Artists Together

In this community event, artists are invited to explore the extensive art instructional DVD video collection of the Southbury Public Library, select a video, and create their own artwork inspired by the instructor.

Convention Preview: Find Spiritual & Personal Support

During her presentation at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, Tennessee artist Kathie Odom will reveal that she has been fortunate to find spiritual and personal support as her career skyrocketed to higher levels. What will she recommend to artists in Santa Fe?

Convention Preview: Find Important Information in the Shadows

“If people start looking for color in the shadow, they will see it,” says Mark Fehlman, one of the featured artists at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. “If they stop and look, compare things, and consider what they want to emphasize most, they will get a lot more out of their observations.” How does Fehlman actually accomplish that?
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Start Planning for 2018 Plein Air Events

With dozens of events to consider and deadlines looming, it’s time to plan your outdoor painting activities for 2018. Here is the news about a few upcoming events.

The Miracle of Light

Richard Schloss belongs to a group of strong, intimate painters who have helped continue Santa Barbara’s storied tradition of landscape painting that began more than a century ago. This new year, Schloss presents his newest paintings during a must-see exhibition here.

The 7 “C”s Criteria for a Plein Air Judge

Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. In his opening remarks as judge of the Roseville Parks Plein Air competition in Roseville, Minnesota, on December 20, he outlined his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.

Masters of the West Returns

The Autry’s “Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale” is considered one of the country’s premier Western art shows. In 2018, the exhibition returns with great excitement and anticipation. When does it begin?

Olmsted Plein Air Starts Early

Although the competitive festivities for the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational don’t take place until April 21-29, that doesn’t mean organizers can’t get things started a little early — with these.

Weekend Opportunity: Who’s Chasing Light in Northern Colorado?

If you’re around town in Fort Collins, Colorado, this week/weekend you might want to stop by the Carnegie Building on Matthews Street for a brilliant display of local plein air magic.

How to Paint Beaches and Boats — and Win

Hosted between November 7-12, Paint the Beach in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is — naturally — a fantastic fall opportunity for a plein air showdown. All told, the sunny skies and range of artistic talent left judge Vladislav Yelisleyev with tough decisions. Which artists had an early Thanksgiving feast?

Drifting into Plein Air Beauty

The remarkably talented painter Joshua Cunningham is presenting his newest series of plein air works, titled “Driftless,” at Minneapolis’ Groveland Gallery. What’s the story behind the works? Find out here.

Florida Through Russian Eyes

Plein air impressionist painters Julia Kostova, Rustem Stahurski, Viktorija Bulava, Irina Alexandrina, and Mikhail Shapovalenko will each be represented during a colorful group exhibition at East West Fine Art.

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