I am trying to get some plein air practice in before taking on the Cedarburg Plein Air Event and the Domes Plein Air Competition this summer. I am very aware of how differently I paint when painting plein air. Photographs conveniently help me to filter information and focus on color and composition in a way that realty does not. The overwhelming information I receive on-sight changes my focus and intention. I enjoy the stories created while doing it, and the challenges it presents. I also enjoy an excuse to be outside on a beautiful day to experience the environment and not see it as just a collection of shapes, colors, and lines. I didn’t get rained on today- so that was good, and I feel good about the painting.
This was at Greenfield Park.