Yesterday I took my art class to a friend’s farm where we sketched Plein Air.
En plein air is a French expression which simply means “in the open air”.
It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
Although we were sketching, not painting, we were outdoors and “in the open air’. The sketching lessons will lead us to the next step which is, painting outdoors in the open air.
Here are a couple of my sketches.
The smells of spring mixed with the smells of horse manure added to the enthusiasm and inspiration of the day.
After several hours of sketching, we were served coffee and dessert. What a treat that was. We basked in the warm sun, up on the deck off the loft of big red barn, and talked about our masterpieces.