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What is Plein Air Painting?
Painting en plein air is a style of painting where artists work outdoors, capturing the natural light and scenery of the landscape directly onto their canvas. The French term “en plein air” literally means “in the open air.”
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Why Paint En Plein Air?
Capturing Natural Light
Plein air painting gives the opportunity to capture the unique qualities of natural light. Techniques like color blocking and glazing help achieve a realistic depiction of the light and shadows.
Painting outdoors presents a lot of visual information to process. Simplify the shapes and forms of the scene to capture the essence of the landscape and create a cohesive composition.
Painting with a Limited Palette
When painting outdoors, a limited palette of colors allows artists to mix colors more quickly and effectively, and can also create a harmonious color scheme across the painting.
Three ways to learn
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Plein Air Mentors listed below. For a full list of mentors, click here.
BONNIE ZAHN GRIFFITH
R. GREGORY SUMMERS
Plein Air Online Courses
How to Get Started with Plein Air with Gaye Adams
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MORE Plein Air Resources
Read our exclusive Plein Air series below.
Plein Air Techniques and Secrets for Beginners
If you’re planning to take your painting outdoors, don’t forget these essential plein air techniques for beginners to help you get started.
Plein Air Supplies: What to Take Painting Outdoors
Whether you’re a seasoned plein air painter or a beginner, having the right supplies will increase your chance of creating successful artwork. What should you bring?
Plein Air Painting: Why Paint Outdoors
Plein air painting, or painting outside, has gained popularity in recent years—and for good reason! Let’s explore a few reasons why painting en plein air is a valuable practice for any artist.