The Sport Of Plein Air Painting

Painting plein air (in the “full” air – outside!) is a sport – it requires speed, agility, endurance, and passion. The sport gives the artist a chance to capture a moment in time, to make quick decisions to identify the essential elements in his view, splashing a canvas with wet on wet paint (“alla prima” – “first attempt”), to create his impression. The spectators, those viewing the painting, are equally important, because they actually finish the painting, blending and interpreting in their minds the colors and dabs of paint left by the artist. So, buckle up and enjoy the sport! I identify plein air works to distinguish those I may paint in a “studio.”

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