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Archive for June, 2021

Painting in the Plain Air (plein air painting)

In early April, I went to Wannamaker Park in North Charleston, SC, with my paintbox and a small canvas. I have never been very enthusiastic about painting landscapes, but that first experience had me hooked. I have now completed 4 small pieces that I started outdoors.

Painting outdoors (the term plein air was started with the Impressionists in France) is a lot harder than it looks! There are so many shades of green! The sun moves around and changes your composition within hours! On Beautiful Beaufort, it was a good thing I had taken pictures of the scene when I started, because the tide went out and messed up my water painting! These works will be posted as soon as my web developer can help me add a new “Nature” page.