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7 New Oil Paintings by Kathie Odom

This artist is known for her “nostalgic impressionism.” View seven of her newest works here.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 ...
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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.
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.

’twas the Season for Salon Victory

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.

Masters of the West Returns

The Autry’s “Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale” is considered one of the country’s premier Western art shows. In 2018, the exhibition returns with great excitement and anticipation. When does it begin?
On view now through December 31 at the Art Association of Jackson Hole in Wyoming are brilliant paintings by members of the Teton Plein Air Painters, including works spanning from May through November 2017.

A Plein Air Wonderland

Gallery Moab in Utah is pleased to be featuring works by this talented artist during the month of December. Celebrating the beauty of the winter landscape en plein air, these great paintings will warm your heart despite their cold subjects.

Ranger’s Classic Moment

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.

The Granite Group

Every year since 2005 an intrepid crew of artists come together from all over California, and beyond, to trek the High Sierras, be inspired, and paint. In the first major installation of 2018, the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center will present “Granite Group: Plein Air Paintings of the High Sierras.” The exhibition opens...
The northern Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, hosted its first Plein Air Painting Festival this fall for an enthusiastic community and 30 Midwest artists. For a festival planned in a short, four-month period, they knocked it out of the park.

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