Plein Air work is started outside and sometimes finished outside. On the spot.
Thinking romantic painter, beret with a gentle breeze as your muse? Think again. Think sunburn, black flies and mosquitoes in summer. Midge blooms that stick to oil paint like crazy. Wild animals, angry neighbors and farmers and dogs. Think dogs again. Winter, think frozen fingertips, wet boots, wind howling. Paint freezing. Year round, think clear color, shadows moving and an anxious painter trying to keep up.
I absolutely love it.