Join me for the first International Plein Air Live!

A Historic First Virtual Plein Air Experience – Plein Air Live

July 15 – 18, 2020

+ optional July 14 workshop for beginners

Hi all! I’m excited to be on the International Faculty of Plein Air Live: A Global Virtual Experience! This is going to be a fabulous opportunity to get some wind under your wings, instruction, inspiration and share a painting experience with other artists from around the world. Best of all… you’ll be joining us from the comfort of your own home! Clicking on the link below will take you to the Plein Air Live site where you’ll find a message from Eric Rhoads, all of the info on the event and how you can register. To make sure this is affordable and accessible to the most folks possible there are different levels of registration available. I’m proud to be on the faculty with friends who are amazing painters and teachers!

Also, thank you ahead of time. When you use the link below to register through me (or one of your other favorite artists on the faculty) you’ll be supporting our efforts to support you through our teaching! 🙂


So, I’ll be back on the road soon  – with care and social distancing! I’ll be heading to Austin in a few weeks to the Plein Air Magazine/Streamline Publishing studio where I’ll be doing the live demo/lesson and Q&A session for you during Plein Air Live.  I’ll then head on to PACE20 Santa Fe in August as faculty for a stage demo and to lend a hand in the field. Then back to Austin end of September with my musician partner in Interplay Artists™, Dave Curley, to film the ‘No Fear Oil Painting™’ Video in collaboration with Eric Rhoads and Streamline Art Videos. We’re very excited about the project since we’ll be able to continue on and build on what I’ll be teaching you during Plein Air Live!

Wishing all of you – painters, students, collectors, friends – the very best! Hope to cross paths out there on the road in the not too distant future! – Lyn

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Moab – Best of Show and Artist’s Choice

Juniper at Dead Horse Point

Juniper at Dead Horse Point
Plein Air Moab 2016
Best of Show and Artist’s Choice
8×10 – oil on linen panel

One Possible Reason Boyer’s Piece Won in Moab

Bob Bahr Reporting

Editor, PleinAir Today

Lyn Boyer’s painting “Juniper at Dead Horse Point” took Best of Show at Plein Air Moab, and she’s happier than usual about it for one big reason.

“I consciously don’t paint to win awards,” says Boyer. “If my mind starts to anticipate what might win or what a judge wants, I erase that from my mind. I paint things that I fall in love with. When I was painting the juniper tree, I didn’t even consider that the painting would be noticed. I’m painting in Moab, and my piece is not a rock, it’s not big, and it’s not red. I thought I was taking myself out of the running. So it meant a lot to me to win. I was true to myself.”

The subject matter itself was no accident. Boyer scoped out the site carefully, even if her final choice was a challenging one. “It was not random. It was very specific. I drove in the dark to get to Dead Horse Point at sunrise, and as I was walking around, the junipers were really wonderful and really captivated me,” Boyer recalls. “When I went back on the second day, that one really struck me. Maybe it was its ability to survive. In order to even get the roots of the tree at eye level, I had to get up on a rock. It was a less comfortable place to paint, but that was the view of the tree I wanted. It’s part of the fun, the difficulty, the challenge. It’s part of the experience. But I had to focus — I couldn’t step back 10 feet from my easel like I’m used to doing.”

It may mark the beginning of an informal series of paintings. “I was so fascinated that I’m probably going to paint a lot more junipers,” says Boyer.