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“Color in San Miguel” (oil, 8 x 10 in.) by Anne Blair Brown

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the August/September issue of PleinAir Magazine, showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.

PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: BOATS, HARBORS & WATERFRONTS

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“Boats at Dusk” (oil, 20 x 16 in.) by Jane Hunt, Best of Vehicle winner in the December-January 2020 PleinAir Salon

ARTIST PROFILES IN THE UPCOMING PLEINAIR MAGAZINE

ALBERT HANDELL

Moving to Woodstock, New York, in the early 1970s, Albert Handell found the inspiration — and the means — for taking his pastels into the landscape. His discoveries set off a wave of interest in plein air pastel painting.

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Albert Handell, “The Old Family House in Lipscomb” (pastel, 18 x 17 in.)

RAY ROBERTS

Having grown up in Orange County, before the days of freeways and sprawling housing developments, Ray Roberts maintains an enduring affection for the untamed California of his youth.

Ray Roberts, “San Juan Confluence” (oil, 12 x 16 in.)
Ray Roberts, “San Juan Confluence” (oil, 12 x 16 in.)

KEVIN MACPHERSON

Kevin Macpherson’s recent series of photographs — featuring rocks and sticks arranged to maximize the play of light — offer new insights into how he designs his landscape paintings.

Kevin Macpherson, “Grand Canyon 1" (oil, 16 x 20 in.)
Kevin Macpherson, “Grand Canyon 1″ (oil, 16 x 20 in.)

DOUG CLARKE

This Virginia Beach oil painter reveals how the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, and Martin Scorsese have influenced his artistic eye.

Doug Clarke, “Texaco” (oil, 18 x 24 in.)
Doug Clarke, “Texaco” (oil, 18 x 24 in.)

SPECIAL FEATURES

WHY PASTEL IS PERFECT FOR PLEIN AIR

Five top plein air painters — Nancie King Mertz, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Ray Hassard, Jill Stefani Wagner, and Natasha Isenhour — reveal why they choose pastel for their plein air work and how they use the medium to its best advantage.

Nancie King Mertz’s plein air pastel setup
Nancie King Mertz’s plein air pastel setup

THE ELEMENTS: In-depth demonstrations of basic painting principles, key techniques, and popular subjects

Living near the shore of the Bay of Fundy, in Nova Scotia, Poppy Balser paints the dramatic waves, haunting fog, and ever-changing coastline. In this issue, she demonstrates her process for painting water in watercolor.

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Poppy Balser, “Watching the Waves” (watercolor, 10 x 20 in.)

DESTINATION INSPIRATION: SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Fran Ellisor, Anne Blair Brown, Frank Gardner and Thomas Jefferson Kitts reveal what makes San Miguel de Allende, located in the central highlands of Mexico, an exciting destination for plein air painters.

POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD: ARTISTS SHARE MANY JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF THE PLEIN AIR PAINTERS’ LIFE

Kenneth Yarus finds solace and inspiration in the mountains of Glacier National Park.

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Yarus paints on location in Glacier National Park.

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UPCOMING ISSUES of PLEINAIR MAGAZINE

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
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PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Sunrise, Sunset
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DECEMBER/JANUARY
SPACE RESERVATION: Friday, October 23
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Snowscapes
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