The Art of Plein Air Painting : An Essential Guide to Materials, Concepts, and Techniques for Painting Outdoors
Spring is the perfect time to go outside and experience the wonders of nature through painting, even if social distancing.
Plein air painting, the art of painting outdoors, offers possibilities artists can't find inside the studio. When painters set up easels outside, they put themselves in direct contact with nature. Responsiveness to the landscape's changing light, forms, and colors yields work that's lively and spontaneous. However, plein air painting also poses a set of challenges not encountered in the studio. There are matters of choosing a location, rationing the number of supplies to bring, working within a time limit, adjusting to sudden changes in weather, and possibly even testing physical endurance when transporting equipment to a painting site.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 218 x 280 x 12mm | 760g
- 05 Sep 2017
- Monacelli Press
- New York, United States