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What is Plein Air?  I get asked that a lot.

Plein Air painting, is in essence, capturing the light, the moment, the details, the smells, the great outdoors, a feeling.

It is a great way to see everything first hand, actual colors, 3D and of course battling the bugs, wind and sometimes rain. You as the painter make the decisions of what to keep and what to exclude.  You are breaking down a scene from 3D to 2D deciding on the mood and tone to set.

It truly is a wonderful and truthful experience.

Sometimes the paintings work out and sometimes they make a great study for something bigger and better back at the studio.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

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