Plein Air (outdoor) Painting is one of the best ways to get to know a subject and study elements. The various small works completed on location inspire subsequent works, being collections of experiences and painting studies that explore various elements.
Abstracting while outdoors utilizes both an understanding of visual components of painting as well as receiving the unexpected inspirations from one’s surroundings and inner being. It seems that the outdoors offers “fresh air” for the mind, body and soul.
Below are some examples of smaller Plein Air Paintings that evolved into larger works on Canvas:
- Ocean Side:
2. On the Mountain: