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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.

Featured Artwork: Christine Lashley

Christine Lashley: "Environs" is a collection of new oil paintings by artist Christine Lashley on exhibit April 1-30, 2023 at Principle Gallery, Charleston. Her...

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.
photo of artist with her painting

Artist Spotlight: Cecy Turner

What is the most interesting thing you have painted/sculpted and why? Cecy Turner: The most interesting thing I’ve painted is usually the last challenging thing...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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?
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...
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...

What’s Cooking at PAM?

The next issue of PleinAir magazine is on the way, and here are some highlights to inspire you.
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...
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