Join me and Tom at one of the premier Art festivals in America, in glorious Chattanooga, Tennessee. 4 Bridges Art Festival selects only 150 artists out of over 700 applicants to showcase their work, so this is a real honor.
Going through batches of images today, I am struck by the value of painting “en plein air.”
Painting in the studio is one thing. Painting out of doors is its own animal. entirely.
Inside, I can control light. Subject. Music. Mood. Outside, I am at the mercy of what is.
The benefit is a fresh, vital, vivid kind of work. I don’t like to mess with work I do “en plein air.” Its very mistakes or un-finishedness is its appeal to me. Fresh, in the moment, perfect in its imperfections.