If you look at my blog on August 20, 2008, you’ll see a video clip of me with a couple of friends doing plein air painting in Brown County, Indiana. The property belongs to David and Kathy Martin. David built this barn. It is surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees. The atmosphere is delightful. I was there with one of my best friends, David Owen, one of Indiana’s upcoming artists. I think he’s a lot better plein air artist than I am, so I enjoy being with him so I can learn.
This kind of painting is out of doors on the scene. You slap the paint on fast and try to show emotion in your work. It’s a lot harder than it looks, but it is very fulfilling. The hardest part of painting out of doors is that the sun moves rapidly across the sky, changing shadows and light constantly.