Posts tagged painting outside
Mike asks... Painting White Sand vs Painting Snow, Is There a Difference?

Thanks to everyone who sends me these sorts of questions. While I cannot possibly answer every single one, I try my best. This particular question was sent to me as well as a few other artists recently. It was too good not to share. Here is the original question and my answer:

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Plein Air Painting is Tough! (and some stuff that has helped me) Carol Marine

If you’ve never done it, I’m here to tell you that plein air painting (painting outside) is hard! The toughest I’ve done. If you’ve tried it, you know what I’m talking about already. Let us count the ways: Bugs. People passing by who feel the need to go on for 30 minutes about their aunt in Virginia who paints the prettiest butterflies, but they themselves can’t draw a stick figure. Sunburn. Sudden rain. The perfect scene in a perfectly inaccessible spot. The sun moving incredibly quickly across the sky, changing the entire scene. The clouds moving even faster! Did I say bugs already? The sun in your eyes. Glare on your painting. Oh, and hauling all that heavy gear around. Ugh.

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