The cover of our June/July 2024 issue of PleinAir Magazine
The cover of our June/July 2024 issue of PleinAir Magazine; art by Geoff Allen (Click here to buy the digital version now)

Published bi-monthly, PleinAir® magazine is focused on landscape paintings by historical and contemporary artists, art collections, events, and the process of creating plein air paintings. Beautifully designed with rich reproductions on high-quality paper, PleinAir features the top artists and artworks from around the world.

PleinAir Magazine, June/July ’24

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ON THE COVER: Geoff Allen, “Color for Nothing,” 2024, watercolor, 11 x 15 in., available from the artist, plein air

COLUMNS:

  • Plein Air Heritage
  • Publisher’s Letter: Knowing Your Plein Air Roots
  • Editor’s Note: Relationship Goals
  • PleinAir Salon
  • Postcards From the Road
  • Collector’s Guide to Watercolor Artists

FEATURES:

  • ARTWISE
    Can I Deduct That?: What makes one artist a professional and another a hobbyist in the eyes of the IRS? The distinction determines what expenses you can and can’t claim on your federal tax returns.
    By Daniel Grant
  • PLEIN AIR PORTFOLIO
    Ship Shape: Seventeen artists share their views of life along the shore and on the water.
  • JOHN POTOTSCHNIK
    One Artist’s Path to Plein Air: How a negative critique provoked a robust field study practice.
    By John Pototschnik
  • NANCY TANKERSLEY
    Painting What We See, Optimally: One of the founders of the Plein Air Easton event makes paintings using a balance of reference material and artistic sensibilities.
    By Bob Bahr
  • LYUDMILA TOMOVA CLARK
    Implied Stories: This North Carolina oil painter uses vibrant color and loosely rendered figures to bring life to her work.
    By Bob Bahr
  • KATY ANN FOX
    Forging a Path of Her Own: This Idaho artist and gallery owner is making her mark in the Teton neighborhood of the Rocky Mountain West.
    By Jenn Rein
  • SPECIAL FEATURE
    Watercolor Pioneers: Meet the icons and innovators who blazed the trail for plein air painting in watercolor.
    By Kelly Kane
  • THE ELEMENTS
    A Deep Dive Into a Favorite Subject: Watercolor artists Brienne Brown, Larry Cannon, Geoff Allen, and Shuang Li share their best tips and techniques for painting water — from rolling waves and waterfalls to tranquil lakes and harbors.
    By Kelly Kane

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