Plein Air Muse is a valuable resource for all plein air painters, whether beginner or experienced. Having spent a lot of time trying to find suitable painting sites when traveling to new places, one of our member artists, Suzanne Elliott, decided that other painters would find a website offering suggestions for painting sites for the traveling painter very useful – saving valuable painting time!

The website provides plein air painting site locations across the US & Canada. The site information will provide you with directions for finding sites along with artist notes of interest from each site – what time of day is best for painting at that particular location, are there bathrooms, etc. Besides the sites that Suzanne has visited herself in her quest to paint in all 50 states, she encourages others to participate in building this valuable artist resource by providing their site suggestions, photos of their paintings from that site, stories and comments.

Besides the painting location library, the website offers articles on plein air equipment, tips for the traveling painter, and a plethora of information for the plein air artist, accumulated from years of experience, other SCOP members, and online readers. Looking for a new easel? Start here with the easel reviews. Don’t know how to start, check out the beginners page.

  • Goal: to inspire artists to get outside painting in Nature as often as possible, with a feeling of joy and confidence.
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