PleinAir Magazine
Plein Air Magazine December/January 2021; Cover art by Dave Santillanes

Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the December/January issue of PleinAir Magazine (subscribe here), showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.

Coming Soon: PleinAir Magazine (Dec 2020/Jan 2021)

SPECIAL EDITION: 2021 ARTISTS’ & COLLECTORS’ GUIDE TO PLEIN AIR EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

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PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: SNOWSCAPES

PleinAir Magazine - Painting landscapes - TJ Cunningham
TJ Cunningham, “The Snowy Owl’s Haunt,” 2019, oil on panel, 27 x 44 in.

ARTIST PROFILES

Krystal Brown, “Seeking Solace” (oil, 12 x 9 in.)

KRYSTAL BROWN: With palette knives, clamps, squeegees, twigs, and string in her arsenal of plein air tools, Krystal Brown captures scenes with a loose expressionistic approach.

Philippe Gandiol, “Noon on Kearny” (oil, 24 x 30 in.)

PHILIPPE GANDIOL: This Northern California painter believes that only by working from life can he distill the spirit and mood of his subjects, and find the full range of light and color he wants in his paintings.

SPECIAL FEATURES

DESTINATION INSPIRATION: CALIFORNIA’S EASTERN SIERRA
Every August, Granite Group co-founders Paul Kratter and Bill Cone invite artists from around California to join them for a weeklong painting adventure in the High Sierra. Fresh from base camp along the shore of Ediza Lake, this year’s group shares their unique experience.

Kim Lordier, Charity Anderson, Philippe Gandiol, Erika Perloff, and Michele de Braganca joined Cone and Kratter, whose painting from the trip is shown here.

SHEDDING LIGHT ON LIGHT SENSITIVITY

Barbara Jaenicke painting on location

WINTER READING LIST
We share a few of our favorite art books to keep you inspired through the season, along with some top picks from your favorite artists.

THE ELEMENTS: IN-DEPTH DEMONSTRATIONS OF BASIC PAINTING PRINCIPLES, KEY TECHNIQUES, AND POPULAR SUBJECTS.
Using just six tubes of paint, Kathleen Dunphy has found she can mix just about every color in nature. In this issue, she shares her tips for using a limited palette that works for every occasion.

Kathleen Dunphy, “The River in Winter” (oil, 15 x 30 in.)

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

Living just 10 minutes from Devereux Slough, a coastal preserve in Santa Barbara, California, Linda Mutti has documented changes in the landscape at various times of day, seasons, tides, and weather.

Linda Mutti with her pastels at Devereux Slough

INTRODUCING TWO NEW COLUMNS
in PleinAir Magazine …

FIELD TEST: Artists review new products, weigh the benefits and challenges of using various materials en plein air, and offer advice for choosing the right tools for you.

In this issue, Beth Bathe, Christine Lashley, and Lori McNee answer your questions about going solvent-free and using water-miscible oils on location.

“Water Lilies in Summer” (oil, 24 x 24 in.) by Christine Lashley

ARTWISE: Business and marketing tips for artists and collectors

Boost your art sales with Instagram. A marketing pro shares insider tips for attracting collectors and pushing your posts above the fray.

PLUS, the WINNERS OF THE 9TH ANNUAL PLEINAIR SALON are revealed!

UPCOMING ISSUES of PleinAir Magazine
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021
SPACE RESERVATION: Monday, January 4
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: National Parks
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS: 2021 Artists’ Guide
to Workshops, Schools & Ateliers

APRIL/MAY 2021
SPACE RESERVATION: Friday, February 26
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Gardens and Green Spaces
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS:
• PACE 2021 Faculty
• Outdoor Painters Society

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