I am really getting into painting outside! It really beats being inside in a dark studio… at least when it is so nice outside! I know that controlling your environment with a single light source is a huge help for learning to draw and paint but at some point I think it is important to make an attempt to capture the real world; how it really is.
That said, landscape painting is incredibly difficult. While continuing to figure out the medium I must also figure out how to solve problems such as changing light conditions, simplifying information, bugs taking oily baths on the palette, etc etc.
Here are a few of my most recent plein air attempts. I have a LONG journey in front of me.