View the work of nine plein air painters who demonstrate smart solutions to challenging problems.
How two plein air painters approach the same subject reveals much about the uniqueness of their vision.
Landscape values are easier to understand when viewed as falling into four major divisions or zones.
How should the plein air painter orient themselves to get the best light on the subject and canvas?
Learning how to simplify requires a practiced shift in perception — an ability to see the forest and the trees.
Explore the parallel relationship between the light source and its effect on the subject.
Reflections on the perils and pitfalls of being too attached to photographic reference.
Alkyds offer the best of both worlds: the buttery feel of oils and the faster-drying qualities of acrylics.
View the work and read juror Mitchell Albala’s analysis of the six award winners.
Transparencies or “slides” have faded into obscurity, but they offered something digital images cannot, an accurate guide for color matching.