Use our directory to find an artist in your area. If you don't find one, search 'artist', 'plein air', and your town or area and contact them to see if they teach, or know someone who does. You may also find a plein air club in your area offering classes, and its members may invite you to paint with them.
Williamsburg Plein Air Painters gather regularly, weather permitting, to record the rural as well as the developed areas of Williamsburg. We welcome all levels, all media – anyone who is interested in capturing the scenic landscape & wants buddies, you are invited. We welcome all levels.
The Peninsula Watermedia Society is a local group that meets to share ideas, expertise, and celebrate water based media. We don’t have any dues, are not incorporated, have no board of directors, no by-laws and we’re going into our sixth year fellowshipping and creating great Art!!!!
Plein Air Washington Artists’ mission statement is, “To promote plein air painting in the state of Washington by providing painting, learning and showing opportunities.”
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us show up and get to work!” Chuck Close. It really is like your piano teacher said, “practice, practice, practice!” And that’s why I make a good painting buddy!
After a 40 year hiatus, I have returned to my easel. It feels wonderful having a brush in my hand after so many years. While not a beginner, I am in the process of re-acquiring my skills. Painting en plein air offers the opportunity to get outside in the fresh air while enjoying the beautiful scenery in Eastern Washington, and I have scoped out several great spots in the area to paint!
I teach workshops in pastel and plein air pastel painting in both the U.S. and Europe, with over 50 full-up workshops since 2005. All levels from beginner to advanced welcome.
My “beginning level” pastel stroke exercises have become a hallmark and give students (even advanced painters) the mechanics of pastel application that no other method can do – in a very short half-day. Different Stroke pressures, directions and color layering provide the fundamentals that do help you quickly understand and actually get the feel for using this very versatile medium . . . in a short time. My workshops are noted for positive enthusiasm and are very high energy.
Student testimonials for my teaching methods and about my workshops are available upon request.
I have been painting on and off for quite some time now and find that Plein Air Painting is sometimes the most challenging, but also has been one of the most rewarding. I do studio painting and commissions in oils and acrylics, love both mediums. I find that Plein Air Painting sharpens my senses and skill to put paint on the panel where I want it to be, with more speed and accuracy while having fun doing it!
Head instagator of the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association I love to paint outdoors and help others to learn about painting outdoors. I am also involved in creating events showcasing plein air painting.