Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their term “plein air,” means “open air” and refers to creating a work of art outside.
I have had the greatest pleasure painting outdoors with both Mary Anna Goetz and Kate McGloughlin who inspire an intrepid love for defying the elements and letting the spirit of the landscape flow freely. All of these works are oil on canvas and were done in the Hudson Valley and Cape Cod.