Plein-air (in the open air) is when an artist paints
his or her subject matter in the open air or outside.
This may be the first plein-air piece I've done that I actually like.
I've attempted plein-air before, and after two hours my legs and feet
were stiff as boards! Nervous, you know!
Plein-air is like broccoli or spinach.
You know it's good for you, however, you don't want to eat it.
I decided plein-air is plein-air no matter where you paint.
I see many plein-air artists painting in the mountains or
on a beautiful hillside.
This painting was created in my backyard!
A robin sat on the fence watching me! That was way cool!
It was a great place to paint, as all of my amenities were close by.
I can definitly see a difference in the quality of work, as far as my
standards are concerned anyway.
I was more comfortable and my legs were not stiff when I was finished.
It took two days to complete this painting. Experts could probably finish this
5" x 7" within a day, but this artist is not there yet.
Hopefully with practice in a comfortable setting,
I'll be able to venture a little farther next time.
My neighbor has asked me to do a painting of their weeping cherry tree
for her and her husband's anniversary.
You see, things happen when you take a little risk,
and eat your green veggies!Topics: Garden Life