For the last couple of months I have been painting on location on the north shore of Vancouver, BC. I enjoy getting out of my studio and capturing first impressions of the streams, trees, and mountains.
Some of these plein aire sketches were used to create studio paintings but I find that for me, painting outdoors is a great way to learn and improvise. Time and weather force you to keep the paintings simple. Most of the time I work outdoors using the easel that’s in the photograph of Lynn Creek.
I have included a few more examples of recent plein aire paintings.