Plein Air Painting

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What and Where Do I Paint Plein Air?

Your subject matter is entirely up to you, but remember that you don’t have to paint everything you see; be selective, think about what the essence of the scene is. Focus on what you see, not what you can imagine or intellectualize about the subject. You’ll see more colour and detail when painting out doors, it also gives you so many scenes to choose from. Consider scouting out locations in advance to decide what you’re going too paint and where you would set up. This way when you head out to paint you can spend the whole day painting and take along the best selection of colors for that particular scene. Quite often I love to sit down at my local beach , theres always alot going on.

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