Plein air paintings are a breath of fresh air, literally... panted outside, on location, without photographs. Traditionally used as studies for larger painting, plein air works have become increasingly popular because of their fresh, vibrant, often expressive nature that captures the spirit and essence of a fleeting moment. Plus, since they are often small, it makes original artwork affordable for everyone! 

 

Next time you go outside, sit in once place for three hours and watch how the shadows change, feel how the wind or snow or sun or rain feel on your skin, and imagine trying to capture with just your eyes and some paint...