Enjoy a sneak peek at some of the articles coming up in the February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine (subscribe here), showcasing the top artists and emerging talents making news in the plein air community today.
PleinAir Magazine made its debut in 2004, but was re-imagined with a broader editorial focus and renamed Fine Art Connoisseur a short time later. In the years that followed, interest in plein air painting increased dramatically and PleinAir was relaunched in 2011. And so it is that we celebrate the magazine’s 10th Anniversary in 2021!
Throughout the year, we’ll mark the occasion with a series of special articles. In the February/March issue, we’ll catch up with 10 artists who were featured in the early days of the magazine, get a look at how their work has changed, and find out what they’re up to today.
We are confident that you will enjoy this and the other articles we have planned for the next issue.
— Kelly Kane, Editor
SPECIAL EDITION: 2021 ARTISTS’ GUIDE TO WORKSHOPS, SCHOOLS, AND ATELIERS
Whether you’re making your first steps or exploring a new path on your artistic journey, professional artists across the country and beyond are willing to share their knowledge. From schools and ateliers to weeklong or weekend workshops, our Artists’ Guide to Workshops, Schools, and Ateliers can help you find the right opportunity for you.
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: NATIONAL PARKS
PLEINAIR MAGAZINE ARTIST PROFILES
SPECIAL FEATURES COMING SOON IN PLEINAIR MAGAZINE
DESTINATION INSPIRATION: BONDED OVER TRAVEL, MOTHERHOOD, AND ART
As young mothers, Kami Mendlik and Kim Casebeer met at Door County Plein Air and made an instant connection. Over time, shared rental cars and hotel rooms for big events turned into painting trips designed just for the two of them. In this issue, they share a few of their favorite getaways, including a standout two-week adventure that took them from Big Sky, Montana, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
THEN & NOW
To mark our 10th anniversary, we dipped into the magazine’s bountiful archives and selected 10 exceptional paintings to admire all over again. And because we don’t believe you can ever have too much of a good thing, we’ve asked the artists to share a current favorite and reflect on the changes they’ve made or experienced over the past decade.
THE MOST AMBITIOUS PLEIN AIR PAINTING OF ALL TIME
We go behind the scenes of John Singer Sargent’s iconic “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose” to learn more about the artist’s inspiration and process.
THE ELEMENTS: IN-DEPTH DEMONSTRATIONS OF BASIC PAINTING PRINCIPLES, KEY TECHNIQUES, AND POPULAR SUBJECTS.
Shelby Keefe shares some tips and tricks for training your eye to see perspective and simplifying even the most complex architectural subject.
POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD: ARTISTS SHARE THE MANY JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF THE PLEIN AIR PAINTER’S LIFE.
In the winter months, watermedia painter Stephen Quiller goes out most late afternoons to cross-country ski and make sketches that he’ll develop later in the studio. But on one gray squally day, he was inspired to paint the stunning view of the Crestone Needles and Kit Carson Peak directly on location. The wind and droplets of precipitation all made their way into the work.
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.
What’s the right easel for you? Experts weigh in on what features you should look for and how to determine which one best suits your way of working.
ARTWISE: BUSINESS AND MARKETING TIPS FOR ARTISTS AND COLLECTORS
Make your landscape commission a success. Artist Jay Moore shares tips for both collectors and painters to get the most from the experience.
SPACE RESERVATION: Friday, February 26
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Gardens and Green Spaces
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS:
• PACE 2021 Faculty
• Outdoor Painters Society
SPACE RESERVATION: Friday, April 30
PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO: Rivers, Streams, and Waterfalls
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS:
• Watercolor Spotlight
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