Wednesday, May 14, 2008
En plein air
Hooray! Today I made my first outing of the summer to paint. I joined a group of local artists at a plant nursery this morning for some En plein air painting. En plein air is a French expression which means "in the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. I am a member of a group that paints outdoors every Wednesday morning during the summer. This is a great group of artists and a wonderful opportunity to join together in the security of a group.
If you have not experienced painting outdoors I highly recommend it. There is noting quite like spending some time outdoors in a beautiful location painting. This is the painting I did this morning. It is quite small, only about 8x6 inches. I thought I should start small till I got back into the grove. I am just pleased as punch to be out painting again!