Paintings created on location, en plein air.
Given a choice, I prefer working in the chaos of the outdoors to the controlled environment of the studio. There's simply no substitute for being on location: the visual information is infinite, the light subtle and complex and ever-changing, and the insects, gusts of wind, heat or cold, and even the occasional curious bystander—all add to the depth and richness of the experience. Painting plein air is unsurpassed training for the eye, for the hand, for the mind, and for the heart. This gallery contains a selection of works painted on location. Although some are touched up later in the studio, the vast majority of the painting takes place outside in the natural environment. Most of the paintings in this gallery were created on canvas or linen panels and range in sizes from 8" x 10" up to 12" x 16."
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