|"Marsh" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on paper - SOLD|
I'm going to coin a new phrase, and yes, you heard it here first "Plein Auto painting." Yes, most of the time, I sit inside my car when I paint. I still have the immediacy of reacting to the scene in front of me and yet I'm sheltered from wind and sun. I make full use of the cup holders, dashboard and center console to hold my supplies as I try to capture the scene in front of me. So, instead of Plein Air painting, I'm Plein Auto painting. It is a beautiful thing!
This particular scene was painted Plein Auto. I've always thought marshes were incredibly beautiful with their soft grasses. As with many landscapes, I started with the sky, then the distant background trees and worked my way forward.