Plein Air magazine

On newsstands now: The bright palette and limited brushstrokes of Kim English, how painting a lone tree for one year changed an artist, a plein air case study for studio painters, and more! (Read the April/May 2018 issue of Plein Air Magazine now online.)

On the Cover: Richard Suckling, “Autumn Gusts, Gwennap Head,” 2017, pastel, 24 x 24 in., Collection of the artist, Studio

What You’ll Find in the Plein Air Magazine April/May 2018 Issue

Publisher’s Letter: Why Community and Excellence Matters

Editor’s Note: At Your Service

The Artist’s Guide to Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico

Stormy Eve by Tamara Rymer - Plein Air magazine
Tamara Rymer, “Stormy Eye,” 2017, oil, 22 x 25 in., Collection of the artist, Plein air and studio

Plein Air Portfolio: Storms

Sean Friloux, Along the River’s Edge: This New Orleans native finds inspiration in the city’s quiet moments.
By Kelly Kane

Richard Suckling, Beyond the Motif: Our cover artist makes a case for studio painters to venture outdoors.
By Robert K. Carsten

Davis Perkins, Ever Watchful: A former smokejumper, Perkins learned to pay close attention to his surroundings.
By Bob Bahr

French Afternoon by Kim English - Plein Air magazine
Kim English, “French Afternoon,” 2014, oil, 12 x 10 in., Private collection, Plein air

Kim English, Resplendent Light: With a bright color palette and limited brushstrokes, English energizes scenes of the everyday.
By John A. Parks

D.K. Palecek, Winter of Abstraction: Palecek’s work took on a new freshness after a season’s break from representational painting.
By Bob Bahr

James Asher and Joe Anna Arnett, Oil and Water: A Love Story: These two artists have made a life together, traveling, painting, and supporting one another.
By Kelly Kane

David Pettibone, Turning Routine Into Ritual: Painting a lone tree in the Alaskan wilderness for one year changed this artist’s outlook and art.
By Stefanie Laufersweiler

Redbuds by Julia Lesnichy - Plein Air magazine
Julia Lesnichy, “Redbuds,” 2017, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air

Julia Lesnichy, Pastelist at Heart: Lesnichy paints in oil and pastel, but finds the latter gives her greater emotional connection to her subjects.
By Bob Bahr

The Elements: Choosing Your Moment to Capture Moving Clouds
By Kim Casebeer

Expanded Digital Content: Designing Your Paintings With Purpose
By John Hughes


Plein Air Heritage

Master Study

PleinAir Salon

Postcards From the Road

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