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$2,300
28" x 20"
Bryan Mark Taylor
Sunset Haybarn
$1,500
11" x 14"
Travis Schlaht
To the Fountain at Luxemb...
SOLD
16" x 12"
Jill Basham
Before the Storm​,​ Ephraim...
$1,600
12" x 16"
Whitney Knapp Bowditch
Blue Ridge Atmosphere
SOLD
5" x 7"
$2,150
24" x 20"
Erin Spencer
Evening Solitude
$450
8" x 8"
Gary Holding
Through the Dunes
$2,850
12" x 26"
Nicholas O'Leary
Early Spring
$1,300
20" x 12"
Harry Stooshinoff
Tommy's Hill​,​ June 24
$160
8" x 8"
Hillary Scott
Morning Radiance
$7,000
24" x 36"
Gary Holding
A Path through the Dunes
$2,200
14" x 10"
Gary Holding
Sea View from Penisarlon ...
$1,400
8" x 14"
Timothy Wilson
Hamilton Brook
On Hold
12" x 24"
Gary Holding
Oat Fields in Late Summer
$1,300
8" x 14"
Timothy Wilson
Frazier's Farm
SOLD
4" x 8"
$160
8" x 8"
Erin Spencer
From Pine Mountain
$300
6" x 6"
$1,110
10" x 19"
Michael Klein
Boston Harbor Low Tide
$3,500
8.5" x 17.5"
Harry Stooshinoff
Evening Patch
$160
8" x 8"
$1,000
12" x 15"
$1,300
6" x 8"
Gary Holding
Shifting Sands and Wind F...
$2,450
11" x 21"
Gary Holding
Exposed Bedrock​,​ Roeburn ...
$1,950
16" x 20"
Whitney Knapp Bowditch
Dusk on the Creek
$295
5" x 7"
Rachel Personett
Secret Beach
$3,600
24" x 30"
Peter Van Dyck
View of the Barn and the ...
SOLD
24" x 32"
David Pettibone
Beetlekill Cathedral
SOLD
36" x 48"
SOLD
5" x 7"
Tad Retz
Neighbors
$600
7" x 11"
Julia Jensen
Take One Step Forward
$5,000
40" x 40"
$3,000
18" x 24"
Gareth Jones
Defiance
SOLD
8" x 10"
Michael Klein
As Light Fades
$5,700
16" x 20"
Jon Hayes
Winter Blanket
$1,900
11" x 14"
On Hold
16" x 12"
Matt Ryder
Fallen Rocks at Wadi Koob
$700
8" x 10"
Jerry Weiss
Buoyant Sky
$5,000
24" x 36"
Erin Spencer
Enfield Overlook
$500
6" x 12"
Bryan Mark Taylor
Fall's Golden Crown
$1,200
10" x 10"
thomas kegler
"Wood Stream​,​ Ephesians 1...
$1,800
8" x 12"
Jerry Weiss
Early October
$5,000
24" x 36"
Marc Dalessio
Point Lobos
$2,200
8" x 12"
Rachel Personett
Golden Grove
On Hold
24" x 36"
Timothy Wilson
Sabbathday orchard
SOLD
6" x 8"
Kathleen Dunphy
Golden Hour
$19,500
36" x 60"
Diana Corvelle
Backyard in Quarantine
$850
3" x 3"
Toby Wright
Snow road​,​ St Gervais-les...
$1,200
10" x 14"
Rod Major
Autumn Light​,​ Dover Harbo...
$650
12" x 16"
Nicholas O'Leary
Cottonwoods
On Hold
12" x 16"
Rod Major
Sunny Day​,​ Hoo Peninsula​,​...
$650
12" x 16"
Joseph (Joe) McGurl
Cloud Patterns
$3,400
9" x 12"
Rachel Personett
Indian Gulch Trail
SOLD
24" x 30"
David Pettibone
The Shop and the Garage-I...
$1,000
8" x 8"
Kathleen Dunphy
At The Edge
$2,700
12" x 16"
Jon Hayes
Apple Orchard Fenceline
$2,300
12" x 16"
Matt Ryder
Early light
$800
10" x 12"
$4,275
20" x 26"
Jerry Weiss
Edge of the Field
$5,500
24" x 36"
Joseph (Joe) McGurl
Study of Afternoon Sunlig...
$1,900
5" x 7"
Julia Jensen
A Guest In This Place
$6,000
36" x 48"
Timothy Wilson
Sedwick hill
SOLD
16" x 24"
$1,000
9" x 17"
Whitney Knapp Bowditch
October in the Foothills
$700
8" x 11"
Timothy Wilson
Long View Dusk
SOLD
6" x 10"
Julia Jensen
In An Instant
$2,000
20" x 20"
Katie Liddiard
Swiss Barns
$600
8" x 10"
Toby Wright
Stowe gardens​,​ Buckingham...
$1,100
8" x 12"
Kathleen Dunphy
The Start of Autumn
$2,200
10" x 8"
Matt Ryder
Van Gogh valley
$1,000
8" x 16"
SOLD
28" x 20"
Erin Spencer
Natural Monument
$500
12" x 6"
Terry Miura
Banana Path
$1,200
9" x 12"
Aaron Schuerr
Yellowstone River Braids
$1,400
11" x 14"
David Pettibone
Self-Portrait At Sunrise
$3,500
52" x 30"
Katie Liddiard
Fallen Trees in Hobble Cr...
$600
8" x 5"
Katie Liddiard
Birch Roots
$600
12" x 8"
Jeremy Sams
On the Right Track
$800
11" x 14"
SOLD
5" x 5"
Toby Wright
Scattered snow​,​ Zermatt​,​ ...
$1,400
15" x 12"
Jerry Weiss
Lord Hill
$5,000
24" x 36"
Jeremy Sams
Incoming
$500
9" x 12"
Jeremy Sams
Tide's In
$425
8" x 10"
Gareth Jones
Plein air Orchard Drive
On Hold
11" x 14"
Marcelo Daldoce
Colds and Warms
$500
11" x 8"
Lee Craigmile
Evening Light in Glen Eti...
$1,500
8" x 16"
Lucas Bononi
The Lake
$975
11" x 14"
Kenneth Yarus
Logan Pass
SOLD
6" x 8"
Gareth Jones
Sloopy's Barn
SOLD
12" x 9"
Kathleen Dunphy
December Dawn
$2,700
12" x 16"
Tad Retz
Summer Stream
$3,000
24" x 34"
Harry Stooshinoff
Coyote Hill​,​ March 12
$160
8" x 8"
Gareth Jones
Plein Air Tree
On Hold
8" x 12"
Marc Dalessio
Ames Pond
$2,200
8" x 12"
Hillary Scott
October Marsh
$550
8" x 10"
jane hunt
View from the North
$1,550
11" x 14"
$1,100
12" x 16"
thomas kegler
“Coast​,​ Proverbs 16:6”
$2,000
9" x 12"
Terry Miura
An Afternoon Lull
$1,800
12" x 16"
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About Plein air paintings

Styles of Plein Air Paintings The French en plein air translates to “outdoors.” Plein air paintings are done outside the artist’s studio, with a portable easel or just a notebook of paper and a few brushes. Paintings “en plein air” are extemporaneous, capturing a moment as it appears to the painter. Artists can return to the same scene in multiple days and paint completely different pieces based on the same subject. Impressionist painters especially enjoyed plein air paintings because they were able to observe a moment as it happened and represent the passing of time. Plein air settings are also ideal for abstract paintings, which draw inspiration from atmosphere and feeling. Subjects in Plein Air Paintings Plein air landscapes are the hallmark of the genre, and are the result of artists setting up easels anywhere -- from the remote wilderness to their own backyards. As is typical with other styles of paintings, plein air encapsulates a moment in time. Thus, external elements such as weather and time of year greatly influence painting compositions. Winter plein air paintings can be still and contemplative, incorporating bare trees or snowy hills, while beach plein air paintings offer motion in breezes, waves or wildlife. Materials Used in Plein Air Paintings Plein air paintings are often created with gouache, a versatile, water-soluble paint perfect for quick renderings or more considered layers of composition. Gouache is often paired with watercolor, which is also a popular medium for plein air paintings. Acrylic plein air paintings are favored by some artists because acrylic paints are easily portable and dry quickly. Plein air landscapes in oil paint are a classic, traditional style that many painters still use, as well. Oil paints’ rich hues and ability to blend create stunning landscape paintings. Famous Artists of Plein Air Paintings Plein air paintings were the hallmark of many Impressionists, who broke down traditional barriers between artist and subject by traipsing into fields, setting up easels and creating impressions of a moment in their paintings. John Singer Sargent was an early adopter of the plein air style and inspired many subsequent generations of painters. Sargent’s fellow Impressionists like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Berthe Morisot also painted en plein air, creating a series of plein air landscape studies to observe lighting, composition and natural balance.