Seascape Paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

7 Seascape Paintings to Inspire

In this web extra from Plein Air Magazine, seven contemporary artists put their unique spins on this timeless subject.
Plein Air Salon - OutdoorPainter.com

February-March 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Elizabeth Harris, Director of InSight Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Plein Air Artists - Art history - OutdoorPainter.com

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.
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.
Outdoor still life paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

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.

Embracing an Unexpected Turning Point

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.
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.
Plein air watercolor painting

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Starting a Day, China

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Featured in Plein Air magazine

7 Paintings Imbued With Mystery

With these unique paintings, see how doors, windows, and passageways can be more than just a compositional construct.
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.
Plein air painting events

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.
Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico — 2018 Winners

We recently announced the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico juried exhibition. The winners have been chosen, and they are ...
Cityscape paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

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.
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.

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