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Plein Air Heritage: Artist Henry Ward Ranger

The American artist Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916) studied in Europe, and when he returned to the United States in 1888, he began to exhibit with members of the National Academy of Design (NAD), the American Watercolor Society, and the Society of American Artists.
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Peggy Immel: Southwest Journeys

Immel’s paintings are inspired by the striking beauty of the Southwest, and her passion for the landscape is enhanced by her frequent explorations of both new and familiar places.
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11 Outdoor Still Life Paintings

Think you’re limited to painting landscapes when you take your art outdoors? Think again — these artists show a variety of ways to incorporate the timeless still life in an outdoor setting.
Devin Michael Roberts has achieved remarkable success at plein air events by taking full advantage of these three things.
Landscape paintings

5 Landscapes to Spark Inspiration

New places and experiences thrill the senses and spark inspiration. Here, five intrepid artists share the scenes that called to them during recent travels. From unexpected views of iconic landmarks to revealing looks at unfamiliar terrain, they take us along for the ride.
Landscape paintings of San Francisco

50 Paintings of the “City by the Bay”

The weather can be dramatic in San Francisco, making it both interesting and challenging. Ellen Howard shares some keys to painting the city and surrounding landscape in this preview of an upcoming exhibition.
Landscape oil paintings

7 New Oil Paintings by Kathie Odom

This artist is known for her “nostalgic impressionism.” View seven of her newest works here.
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
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7 Paintings Imbued With Mystery

With these unique paintings, see how doors, windows, and passageways can be more than just a compositional construct.
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13 Dramatic Paintings of Storms

These artists were driven to brave the elements to commit the scenes directly to their painting surfaces, make quick sketches or studies, or, as circumstances dictated for one, simply to burn the imagery into her memory to serve as inspiration as soon as she got to her easel.
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2018 Paint the Beach Winners

Judge Joe Palmerio deliberated carefully as he selected the winning paintings from those presented by the artists after two days of painting outdoors around the town of Fort Myers Beach.
We recently announced the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico juried exhibition. The winners have been chosen, and they are ...
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8 Takes on the City: Landscape Paintings for Inspiration

It’s easy to see why plein air painters are drawn to dramatic waterfalls, majestic mountains, and wide-open skies. But the urban landscape holds its own charms.
Plein air watercolor artist Sean Friloux

Along the River’s Edge: Painting NOLA en Plein Air

With music pouring onto the streets from every corner of the city, Sean Friloux finds a unique vantage point from which to capture New Orleans in tonal watercolors.

Top 10 Reasons to Enter the PleinAir Salon

Need a reason to enter the PleinAir Salon at the end of this month? We’ll give you 10.
Did you or your friends win? The latest bi-monthly winners of the PleinAir Salon, selected by Scott Shields, were revealed in December! Find out here who took home awards and is in the running for the $15,000 Grand Prize.

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