Featured Artwork: Mark Fehlman

Laguna Sunset Glow by Mark Fehlman 18 x 24 in. Oil Available at Huse Skkelly Studio Gallery For me, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational starting in...
Featured Artwork: Fran Ellisor

Featured Artwork: Fran Ellisor

Featured Artwork: Fran Ellisor Antique Tractor Oil on linen panel 9 x 12 in. $975. Available from The Red Oak Gallery, Conroe, Texas Antique Tractor was painted as a demonstration...
Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman

Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman

Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman Spring in the Valley #2 Watercolor 16 x 20 in. Dramatic light and shadow tells the story in this painting Tina Bohlman has used her...

The Winning Painting That Almost Didn’t Make It

2017 PleinAir Salon Grand Prize Winner Kathleen Hudson retells the remarkable story of how her winning painting was created in this exclusive video interview. The most shocking part? It almost never happened. How?

Can Watercolors Be Varnished?

It’s a peculiar practice to varnish your plein air watercolors, since most are matted and glassed when framed. However, artist Mike Simpson has some thoughts on the process that might give you cause to pause.

Ever Wish You Could ‘Undo’ Part of a Painting?

Paintings often have two lives for Andrew Theophilopoulos, thanks to his skills as a digital artist and his love of oil painting.

EXHIBITION: Ron Donoughe’s Allegheny Mtns Paintings, in PA

Through June 10, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, in Altoona, PA, is hosting "Labor and Landscape: 100 Paintings of the Allegheny Mountain Region by Ron Donoughe.

Painting a Plantation in Georgia

For the last five years, painters have gathered in March at a historic rice plantation to paint. Just paint. No prizes, no judging, just a 150-year-old plantation house on grounds shaded by enormous, moss-bedecked live oaks.

Are These Strawberries Red?

Three top-notch artists who are fascinated with color theory commented on some gray strawberries, and PleinAir Today wrote it all down.

Seeing Colors and Life in the Shadows

This Southern California oil painter seeks out and composes paintings with strong dark-light patters, but what happens next is a reflection of his soul. Mark...

My Favorite Place to Paint: Julie Riker and What’s ‘So Darn Cute’

Julie Riker loves the beach, and has been going there for years. But when she goes, she doesn’t paint the beach — she paints the beach town and the marshes. Why?

Devoting Oneself to Plein Air Later in Life

Developing a passionate interest in plein air painting can happen at any point in an artist's career; the necessary skills can be learned and...

What’s Cooking at PAM?

The next issue of PleinAir magazine is on the way, and here are some highlights to inspire you.
Having a great time during the 2016 Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondack Mountains. Left to right: S. Pamela Reese, Nancy Howell, Brady Rhoads, Eric Rhoads, Susan Jositas, Michelle Byrne.

The Movement That Is Changing The Art World

Early on, plein air pioneers in Europe broke new ground, among them great painters like Constable, Corot, and later, Monet and friends. In America, the...

Artists and Conservancy: Conservancy Close to Home

by Lori Putnam In this series, artist Lori Putnam speaks on the role artists can play in the conservation and preservation of land, cultures, and...

OPPORTUNITY: Plein Fun Fest in Delray Beach, FL

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Make plans to be in Delray Beach, Florida, in January for Plein Fun Fest, a plein air...