Tag: Outdoor Painting

Waiting on the Tequila Express by Thomas Van Stein, oil painting.

How to Evaluate Your Outdoor Painting

Step Back and See Your Victories–and Your Mistakes Amidst all the sights, sounds, and smells that swirl around you when plein air painting, you have to remember to step back and assess your work and give a thought to how the painting is progressing. Plein air painters are at their best when they step back, figuratively…

What is Plein Air Painting?

What Is Plein Air Painting? 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 desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled…

drawing the hand

Arctic Painting–The Plan

Trek Research is a clip from Cory Trepanier’s Into The Arctic video journal series, where the artist shares about how he used Google Earth as a research tool for deciding where to go paint in the Arctic wilds. Read more about his adventures in the Plein Air Blog. Cory Trepanier is an artist/with a passion…