PAPA: Plein Air Painters of America

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This beautiful example is:

“Spring Thaw, Rocky Mountain Park” by

Lorenzo Chavez

More from PAPA here.

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En plein air (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]), or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: peinture sur le motif (“painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees”), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look. En plein air can also be used to describe other activities where a person partakes in an outdoor environment. (wiki)

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Lorenzo Chavez’s site is here.