En plein air, a French phrase meaning "in the open air," describes the process of painting a landscape outdoors.
I have a great group of friends that I go plein air painting with. In 2022 we explored the Wind River Range in Wyoming.
I had the pleasure of plein air painting in the Rio Grande National Forest in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado (2021) with awesome friends.
"San Juan View"
10" x 8"
"Wind River Range"
6" x 12"
Painting at 10K in Wyoming. When plein air painting there are more than a few obstacles; this day was bugs but the views were spectacular and the only other humans we saw were on horseback.
Painting on the side of a river in Rocky Mountain National Park during Estes Valley Plein air. The sound was defining and soothing.
9" x 12"