Plein air painting is outdoor on-location painting. It is different from sketching or other indoor life work.
I think it is the best thing in the world.
NYC in particular is a wonderfully vibrant place to paint, like nowhere else.
All these paintings were completed on-location. I do not re-work plein air paintings in the studio; they are very much about the immediate time and space when they were created.
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