One of my greatest pleasures is to work directly from nature in the outdoor environment. The challenge of changing light, water and skies, the changing tides and shadows force a level of concentration and focus that is almost meditative.
In the tradition of the French Impressionists and the Group of Seven - using small panels and a portable pochade box, I work in acrylic or oils capturing the essence of the light and place as fast as possible.
I always carry my small sketch book and usually use my phone to take reference photos that may inform my larger works back in the studio. You can shop the small plein air paintings and purchase them unframed - or I have a few framing options available.
I will post pics, videos and stories from my Plein Air adventures in the BLOG and hopefully connect with more of my "tribe" to get out and paint together !
IF you are visiting the Sunshine Coast
here is a list of great LOCATIONS for plein air painting
and some info about PAINT OUT etiquette for newbies
We have a Facebook page for the PLEIN AIR tribe
for info about local paintouts and sketch events
by Plein air artists who enjoy painting and sketching outdoors in real time. Post your Coast paintout time & location (choose an accessible location with washroom & parking nearby) and invite others to join the fun.
With social distancing and Covid protocol in effect.