Plein Air Paintings

I love to paint "en plein air", that is, outdoors live on the scene. It's delightful for many reasons, including the connection I enjoy with onlookers. Below are a few of my recent plein air works.



Challenges for plein air include the day's changes in weather and of course in light--so shadows will change in the course of creation! Plus the simple challenge of working in a fixed position for 6 or more hours at a time...with my portable studio my only lifeline. I often work larger than many plein air painters do, so you can enjoy a larger artwork for your wall that does not require you to stand 12" away to enjoy brushwork detail.


Most frequent comments I hear while working:

"I love the colors!"   and  "I love the texture!

All images & content copyright  L.A. Slayden 1990-2018


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