Plein air painting is outdoor on-location painting. It is different from sketching or other indoor life work.
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.
I paint on handmade Alla Prima Pochade boxes and have 2 setups: the small is a Belly River box, and I also have a larger Yellowstone box.
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2021 Church Painting Note:
This year I started doing cathedral interiors. It gets me out, St Patrick’s is open, and it is good practice.
Churches are still closed for the most part, and I look forward to reopening when I can work with different interiors.
These aren’t technically plein air, but they are on-location work and I’m not sure at this time where else to logically place them on this website.
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