New Book for Artists: The Path of Drawing

Focusing on aspects of mindfulness that are particularly relevant to creative individuals, Watwood discusses overcoming blocks and dealing with emotional challenges to accomplishing work.

Artist to Watch: O’Neil Scott

O'Neil Scott makes paintings that are hard to ignore. They pose pointed questions and challenge accepted societal norms relating to ...

Inspiration for Artists: Learning Curve

Being an artist means a lifetime endeavor of constant striving and learning: "That is my drive, my obsession, and my torment."

Artist to Watch: Kevin McEvoy

Just hours before catching one of the last flights out before the lockdown, the artist put his brush down on the painting illustrated here.

11 Contemporary Paintings of Horses

The artists represented here are sustaining mankind’s timeless love of a unique creature that will — literally — never go out of style.

Analyzing Creative Responses

Consider these equations as a starting point to help answer what you want and need to understand as an artist.

Favorite Moments from Realism Live 2022

We're back for our third annual Realism Live online art conference, hosted by Eric Rhoads and Peter Trippi, and featuring many of today's greatest artists in the field of contemporary realism.

A Portraitist with a Soft Spot for Landscapes

If, for Lisa Egeli, portraiture is "an art form that gets right to people's hearts," equally fundamental is the consideration of naturalistic landscape art. (Learn from Egeli at Realism Live, November 10-12, with a Beginner's Day on November 9.)

How I’m Inspired by the Landscape

Alex Dzigurski II shares four of his recent landscape paintings and the inspiration behind them.

2022 Holiday Gift Ideas for Artists

ICYMI! If you're looking for gift ideas for artists (including yourself), start here with the annual holiday gift guide from PleinAir Magazine.
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