Plein air landscapes -

Capturing the Moment

This plein air artist has an inextricable connection with her native California landscape.
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Classical Landscape Paintings on Display

This collection is inspired by the Hudson River School paintings, which gave the world their first glimpse into the Americas and have left a huge mark on the world of art. Learn when and where you can see these works.
Landscape paintings by Dave Santillanes -

Landscape Paintings by Dave Santillanes

Preview an exhibition of landscape paintings with soft edges, atmospheric perspective, and sophisticated compositions.
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A Plein Air Festival That’s Gaining Ground

Get a recap of a Southwest plein air festival and see who won first place in the various categories.
Landscape paintings by Kim Lordier -

Visual Poetry: New Pastel Paintings

The foundation of this collection comes from Kim Lordier’s explorations of Yosemite Valley, the Monterey coastline and estuaries, and Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, CA. Preview the exhibition here.
Landscape painting by Michele Combs -

Plein Air and Studio Landscapes

Preview a selection of landscape paintings that are part of this current exhibition, and discover when and where you can view them in person.
Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival -

32 Artists Painting 300 Landscapes in the Delaware Valley

Don’t miss this recap of the 12th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival!
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A Plein Air Festival with Our Friends to the Northeast

These painters take root in a community where arts and culture are a natural part of everyday life.
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“Spring Training” Retreat Renews Friendships and Inspiration

With the 8th Annual Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks now completed, it’s time to plan for the next “summer camp for artists.”
Plein air artist Terry Shoffner -

A Treasure Trove of Subject Matter for These Outdoor Painters

Eureka Springs third annual ESPAfest saluted 17 winners recently. See who, in this overview of the event.
SLOPE Outdoor Painters

Preserving the Dana Adobe With Art

See how a project from the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment brings awareness and support to historic land.
First Brush of Spring, Plein Air Indiana

Plein Air in Small-Town Indiana

More than 130 artists gathered for this year’s “First Brush of Spring.” Enjoy a recap of the event here, and see who won Best in Show.
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 |

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...

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