Want to master the art of painting outdoors? California landscape painter Frank Serrano shares two simple step-by-step demonstrations on how to paint en plein air, excerpted from his book, Plein Air Painting in Oil (Walter Foster Publishing, Laguna Hills, California).
Winslow Homer, Artists Sketching in the White Mountains, 1868 Plein air painting is a highly recommended practice, especially for landscape painters. It helps you hone your skills by forcing you to paint with a sense of urgency as the light quickly retreats or otherwise changes. I made a commitment to myself to do more plein
These artists have become masters at painting en plein air. Here's how they approach their locations and subjects. Tres Pistoles by Barbara Coleman By Norman Kolpas Artists have painted in the open air probably for