The Spirit of Plein air

Search the web for origins of plein air, and you can read much about the history in just a few clicks. Well before the Barbizon and Hudson River Schools, there are works that are believed to have been created in the open air by artists in the 16th century.

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Life-changing? Absolutely!

You hear that a lot… life-changing. When you do, you may think, “really, was it really?” My answer to this recent trip to Guatemala is “absolutely, yes!” To be honest, when I first registered to go on the trip with Art Ambassador for a Colorful World, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. Moreover, I really had doubt that I could possibly have anything to give that would be useful in any way. Still, there was something inside me that made me want to go. I had been a small, monthly donor to Kevin Macpherson’s group for a few years, but honestly had little clue about what all he was doing. I only knew that the pictures of the smiles on face of children from China and Guatemala were priceless, and I wanted to see them for myself.

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