The Plein Air Experience

“En plein air”, or “in the open air”, describes the act of painting outdoors. The plein air experience is very different than studio painting and can be quite challenging. Besides battling insects, sun, wind and other distractions, the plein air painter must capture .....

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Good Value

The start of my paintings is what I call a value block in. Some artists draw in their shapes with lines and then begin adding color, addressing value as they go. It is solid value structure that pulls you from across a room to get a closer look at a painting.

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Keeping It Fresh

In the first stages of my paintings I feel free, unchained by the confines of completion. This lends to a fresh and loose approach that is prevalent in my work.. But sometimes I hear a voice... tighten it up, Sister”.

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