Plein Air - How to get started.
Friday, I conducted a 1-day workshop at Four Holes Swamp (Halsey Tract) near Ridgeville, SC (we stopped for lunch at DUKE's BBQ in Ridgeville...well known & loved by locals and visitors).
Many artists are afraid to paint "en plein air" (outdoors). I like to expose (pun intended!) more and more artists to that very important aspect of painting. Many students get spellbound by the beauty in front of them and don't know how to get started...what section should I focus on? How can I decide what to paint?
|One of my students used a homemade viewfinder. |
It's made out of foam core and the opening is cut to a proportionate ratio to our 9x12 paper (3:4)
|Using store bought viewfinder..you may draw on it with a dry erase marker.|
See details on how to buy one below.
|Fast and easy "dry erase" drawing on my plexi viewfinder, along with a couple of thumbnail sketches.|
|My Eric Michael's EN PLEIN AIR PRO EASEL setup.|
|Work in Progress (Helen K Beacham)|
|Reference photo taken at the scene while painting.|
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