What Is Plein Air?
Plein Air is a term derived from the French phrase 'en plein air,' which literally means 'in the open air.' It's a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s, thanks to the Industrial Revolution, artists were able to carry small metal paint tubes out of their studios for the first time in all of history. This allowed them to paint on site and record the colors they saw from observation instead of from a drawing or a sketchbook with notes. For the first time they were able to observe, investigate and capture the true colors and effects of sunlight during different times of the day on a particular landscape or subject, and it was revolutionary.
A group that paints together stays together!
Please join us for one of our sessions, we would love to have you with us! We schedule en plein air group sessions 2 times a month during the during Southern Arizona's cooler months (September through May).
We meet, paint on location, regroup afterwards for a small critique & share the events of the day.
December 26, 2018 9 am Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
January 9, 2019 3 pm Honey Bee Canyon, 13880 North Rancho Vistoso
January 23, 2019 3 pm Saguaro East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
February 13, 2019 3 pm Old Ft. Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd.
Great paint out photos!!!!!