Resources - Plein Air Painting Technique
  For more information about plein air painting techniques, our members have recommended the following books, DVDs and videos.    
       
 

Books

Albala, Mitchell. Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Mitchell also has a companion blog (see below).

Carlson, John F. Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting

Dow, Arther Wesley. Compostion: Understanding Line, Notan and Color

Griffel, Lois. Painting the Impressionist Landscape

Gury, Al. Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting

MacPherson, Kevin. Fill Your Landscapes with Light and Color

MacPherson, Kevin. Landscape Painting Inside and Out

McKinley, Richard. Pastel Pointers: Top 100 Secrets for Beautiful Paintings

Payne, Edgar. Composition of Outdoor Painting

Schmid, Richard. Alla Prima: Everything I Know about Painting

Schmid, Richard. The Landscapes

Tolley, Elizabeth. Oil Painter’s Solution Book: Landscapes

   
 

DVDs

Schmid, Richard. Richard Schmid Paints the Landscape. There are 4 DVDs in the series: May, June, November, and White Pine.

McKinley, Richard. Pastel Landscape Session adnn Oil Landscape Session.

   
 

Magazines

Plein Air Magazine

   
 

Videos and Blogs

Mitchell Albala' blog at http://blog.mitchalbala.com

Richard McKinley’s blog, which often covers plein air topics: www.artistsnetwork.com/category/art-blogs/pastel-pointers-blog

A good overview of Notans: www.virtualartacademy.com/notan.html

An excellent plein air demo by Dutch painter Roos Schuring: www.youtube.com/watch?v=toj9ONxRyNI&feature=youtu.be

   
       
       
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