plein air


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plein air

or plein-air  (plān′âr′, plĕ-nĕr′)
adj.
1. Of or being a style of painting produced out of doors in natural light.
2. Taking place outdoors: plein air dining.

[From French (en) plein air, (in) the open air : en, in + plein, full + air, air.]
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Valerie Walden developed her talent with inspiration and guidance from artists and instructors at the Austin Museum of Art, University of Texas, renowned plein air artists Scott Christensen of Idaho and Bob Rohm of Texas, and Leslie DeMille of the Scottsdale Artists School.
The rise of painting en plein air was a key change in French artistic practice in the 19th century.
The Blackstone Valley, with its mixture of farms, open landscapes and 19th century mills, has been a prime area for noted Plein Air artists like the late Bernard Corey.
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The original plein air painters were often making a statement about nature, as well as interpreting it in paint.
This collection of landscape paintings by plein air artist Phil Sandusky illustrates New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina.
The little Camellia tin of watercolor pans is perfect for plein air projects.
En Plein Air,by Maurice Cockrill, shows at theRoyal Cambrian Academy,Conwy, until Sunday 18 April.
Aujourd'hui, grace a un groupe etabli a Huntsville, les mordus du plein air ont la chance de suivre des cours d'art de calibre international dans le parc meme.