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Anne Hightower-Patterson reveals her secrets to good painting design.
Follow in the footsteps of a great American artist who drew inspiration from the Great Smoky Mountains.
Peek through the hedge for a glimpse of the private garden that inspired Paul Cézanne.

Nature’s Studio

Perhaps no one knows better the beauty awaiting us just outside our doors than the plein air painter.
Meet the artist who was among the first female members of the American Watercolor Society.
A professional artist who specialized in plein air painting, Spencer Meagher (1961 - 2024) was remembered by his family and friends for his ability to “capture the unseen beauty in common places.”
Caitlin Leline Hatch reveals the techniques behind her Western watercolor.
Shuang Li shares two simple techniques for painting buildings.

Get Out!

Top watercolor artists share their best plein air tips and techniques.
Stephen Quiller shares 12 tips for planning an extended painting trip then hosting an exhibition that pays for the adventure.