Plein Air is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries, but it was the French Impressionists that turned outdoor painting into an art form. The creation of ready-made paints, portable paint tubes and easels, allowed artists to paint outdoors in real time–giving artists the ability to paint light and its changing qualities.
Notable Plein Air painters include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Winslow Homer, among others.
Today, artists come together for “paint-outs” and workshops devoted to Plein Air. Painters find that painting En Plein Air is a rewarding and powerful experience.
This show features works by Barbara Rusmore, Carlton Fletcher, Lori Feiss, Lynn Gardner, Jean McClean, Carol Novotne, Vivian Reeves, and Andy White.
Please stop by!