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On newsstands: Creating the illusion of distance; painting scenes of the East Coast fishing industry; Ralph Oberg, Keiko Tanabe, Kathleen Hudson, and more! (Read the June/July 2018 issue of PleinAir Magazine now online.)

On the cover: Jim Wodark, “Prairie Sundown” (detail), 2018, oil, 24 x 48 in., Studio, Collection of the artist

PleinAir Magazine June/July 2018

Publisher’s Letter: An Idea to Impact the World With Painting

Editor’s Note: Passionately Curious

Annual PleinAir Salon: Winners Announced

Plein Air Portfolio: Cars and Trucks

Plein air landscape paintings - Ralph Oberg,
Ralph Oberg, “The King’s Crown,” 2017, oil, 34 x 48 in., Studio, Collection of the artist

Ralph Oberg, Building on Plein Air: With a start in wildlife painting and more than a decade in plein air, Oberg has carried his skills and experience into the studio.
By Bob Bahr

Lyn Asselta, An Endless Fascination: Working directly from nature on small studies keeps Asselta connected to the landscape that inspires all she does.
By Robert K. Carsten

Andrew Borg, Driven to Abstraction: Inspired by the natural beauty of Malta, Borg starts with a view of reality, then disappears into a world of his own making.
By Bob Bahr

Kathleen Hudson, Presence of Place: For Hudson, the landscape provides more than painting fodder; it suggests a link to the past.
By John A. Parks

Plein air landscape paintings - Keiko Tanabe,
Keiko Tanabe, “Florence Morning I,” 2016, watercolor, 14 x 20 in., Plein air, Private collection

Keiko Tanabe, A World View: Traveling and working almost exclusively outdoors, this watercolor artist has honed her observational and decision-making skills.
By Kelly Kane

Patrick Saunders, Taking to the Road: Three years ago, Saunders packed his life into an Airstream and embarked on the ultimate plein air painting adventure.
By Stefanie Laufersweiler

Kirk McBride, What Remains: Focusing on subjects close to his heart and his home, this artist has been painting scenes of the East Coast fishing industry before it disappears completely.
By Kirk McBride

The Elements: Creating the illusion of distance, light, and atmosphere in beachscapes.
By Mike Barr


Plein Air Heritage
Master Study
Plein Air Events
Plein Air Journeys
Postcards From the Road

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