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Kelly Kane

PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.

Confessions of a Contest Judge

An insider's look at art fairs

Prizewinning Pastel

See which painting took Best Pastel in the July PleinAir Salon art competition

Auction Fundraiser: Artists for Lahaina

From September 15-24, 2023, bid on original artwork in support of Lahaina’s recovery. The Artists for Lahaina auction features nearly 1,000 paintings from artists around the world, with a total valuation of nearly $1 million.

Keys to Creating a Better Composition

Alejandra Gos demonstrates her landscape painting process step by step.

The Power of Life Drawing

Carol Peebles shares her belief in drawing from nature to bring us together as human beings.

Painting the World

On a continuous quest for inspiration, artists often find the best way to engage with places they encounter on their travels is to paint them.

What Can You Do With Broken Pastels?

Learn how to make new pastels out of your broken pastel sticks in this Art School Live session with Brenda Boylan.

5 Top Pastel Artists Share Their Best Tips and Tricks

Whether you need to brush up on the basics or kick your technique up a notch, these pros reveal the secrets to spark your next aha moment. 

How to Choose the Right Paper for Every Subject

Felicity House shares her tips for letting the paper work for you.

9 Tips for Painting Hair

Michele Ashby shares some quick tips that can make a difference in your next portrait.

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