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PleinAir Magazine Jun/July 2021

Get your PleinAir Magazine digital subscription today and join tens of thousands of artists and collectors who have joined a new plein air movement. Rooted in a deep history, each bi-monthly issue, edited by Kelly Kane, chronicles important events and spotlights today’s master artists, their techniques, the collectors who follow them, as well as the historic artists who came before them.

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United States
Streamline Publishing
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
plein air heritage

Intended to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a physician, Peter De Wint (British, 1784-1849) instead pursued his love of art, taking an apprenticeship with the engraver and portrait painter John Raphael Smith. Four years later, he purchased his release from the position with the promise of 18 landscape paintings in 24 months’ time. From there De Wint would go on to hone his skills under the tutelage of Dr. Monro, a well-known patron of young artists, who admired his sketches. A course of study at the Royal Academy schools a few years later cemented his reputation as a painter. And although he worked extensively in oils, he became best known as one of the finest watercolorists of his generation. A short visit to Normandy in 1828 marked De Wint’s…

2 min
watercolor spotlight

CATHERINE HILLIS St. Simons Island, Georgia Lots O’ Lines, 19 x 20 in., watercolor on paper Available through the artist catherine.h.hillis@gmail.com www.catherinehillis.comRepresented by Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA KATHLEEN LANZONI Boulder, Colorado In a Dream, 20 x 40 in., watercolor Available through the artist • 303.898.3734 www.kathleenlanzoni.comRepresented by Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO; Creative Framing & Art Gallery, Louisville, CO SUSIE BURCH Athens, Georgia Stone Mason, 15 x 22 in., watercolor on paper Available through the artist susieburchart@hotmail.com www.susieburch.comGallery inquiries welcome JOHN BOWEN Boca Raton, Florida A Face in the Crowd, 27 x 19 in., watercolor • 954.257.1663 www.johnbowenwatercolorist.comGallery inquiries welcome TOM BROWN Fairview, Texas Through the Back Gate, 10 x 14 in., watercolor Available through the artist • 720.260.0517 www.tombrownwatercolors.com DIANNA PORTER Greenwood, Indiana Sweet Tendencies, 20 x 14 in., watercolor Available through the artist • 347.401.3573 www.portalunlimited.comGallery inquiries welcome CINDY BRIGGS Sundance, Utah Antico,…

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the results are in


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expanded digital edition content

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pleinair live does it again

Hundreds of artists from around the world gathered for the 2nd annual PleinAir Live, where they had front row seats to presentations and painting demonstrations from more than 30 of today’s masters. This year’s event kicked off with Beginner’s Day, where top painters shared their best advice on gear, color, composition, and perspective, as well as the basics for painting with a range of media, including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and gouache. Over the course of the next three days, attendees traveled (from the comfort of their own armchairs) to the Australian outback with John McCartin; New Dehli, India, with Amit Kapoor; the shore of Loreto, Mexico, with Kevin Macpherson; and the top of a mountain in Switzerland with UK artist Daisy Sims-Hilditch. Highlights of the virtual event also included the presentation…

15 min
plein air the world over

ONG KIM SENG Singapore Plein air painting is quite popular in Singapore. My students and I go out every other week. We’ve painted all over the island, and we’re not the only ones. Members from various art societies go out in groups to plein air paint as well. Painting outdoors is always unpredictable. Even if you’re an experienced painter, it can be a challenge. You never know what you might encounter when you set out to paint. Still, it’s much more interesting to paint what is front of you than it is to work from a photograph or an image on a computer screen, where you have to make up what lies hidden in the dark areas of the picture. When I paint plein air, I like to complete a half-sheet painting (15 x…