Plein Air Pleasure
Jun 30, 2023
Painting “en plein air” is such a pleasure. I carry a studio bag with me at all times. At anytime and anywhere painting can commence! My tired, worn, and beloved sketchbook has just received it’s last painting. Time now to share some of my favorites with you and put a shiny new sketchbook in the studio bag.
Each of these paintings are painted on 140 lb cold-press, acid-free watercolor paper and are offered without framing. I am, however, happy to help you find just the right frame. Here’s a link to the sketchbook I love to use. I highly recommend it! https://www.jerrysartarama.com/reflex-5-91×9-45-wc-ntbk
“Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”” – The Artists’ Network
“When painting and sketching plein-air I sink into the landscape, an attuned witness to its mood and beauty.” -Dianne Bersea
I hope you enjoyed this week’s peek inside my “en plein air” practice.
Thank you for taking a look.
P.S. I have finally jumped into relaunching my social media. It is quite the undertaking. Hacker gave me a low blow, but I am determined to come back better than ever. Stay tuned.