Plein Air painting is exciting to me as a painter, since I love being outside in the natural light. It's like a good 'read'; you're so involved, aware of nothing else, and painting into the experience. Triumphantly closing the 'book', you find yourself still full of the emotions and mood of a place. You are, in essence, still there. Working to create that same sense of presence for the viewer, is part of my challenge and enjoyment in painting.
Through experiencing the natural world first hand; I'm intent on painting the color, space, and abstracted shapes, combined with composition, to create mood and excitement in the painting. Working in the traditions of outdoor painters of the early New England Plein Air Painters of Old Lyme, CT, and Rockport, MA, I paint on location most of the time. Painting en plein air, or painting out of doors, allows me the chance to capture a bit o' the life in the constantly changing light and atmospheric conditions.
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