They involve all the senses, and it shows in the paintings. The sweet scent of fresh air, the warmth of sunlight and sounds of birds all find their way into the painting.
They capture the true spirit of the place.
These sensual experiences are visible in the finished paintings. That’s the big attraction of Plein Air paintings, for artists, galleries and collectors alike.
But there’s a problem – Nature’s light changes rapidly. And that limits the amount of time an artist has to record the scene. And so most plein air paintings are done on a smaller scale for practical reasons.
This was an exception. Many of my students wanted to see how I would capture this scene in a larger painting, while still completing the entire painting on location while the light remained constant.
A few hours and a lifetime of experience is all it takes – along with inspiration and a bit of luck.
Original plein air oil painting on a 24x24 inch Masonite panel
By Tom Brown
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