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Plein air paintings 🔴

En plein air

En plein air? Oui!

Since the 19th century, people have marvelled at plein air paintings. Indeed, Monet's 'Haystack', Singer Sargent's 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose' and Constable's 'Stoke-by-Nayland' are all masterpieces that have influenced Impressionism as we know it today.

With the invention of the cheeky little paint tube, plein air painters have been experimenting with outdoor light and color for almost two centuries now.

Plein air artworks are generally considered to be of landscapes, however, as 'en plein air' literally means 'outside' in English, artworks of this type can include cityscapes and people, too. Creating a finished piece in the wind or damp, as well as trying to avoid pesky insects getting stuck in the paint is truly a feat in itself. Ooh-la-la!

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Pearse
Heidi Irene Kainulainen
Richard Szkutnik

Pearse
$180

Heidi Irene Kainulainen
$482

Richard Szkutnik
$840

Talya Johnson
Alexander Koltakov
Caridad I. Barragan

Talya Johnson
$99

Alexander Koltakov
$520

Caridad I. Barragan
$193

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"I'm always so impressed when artists manage to create beautiful plein air pieces in spite of finicky weather and all the bugs!"

Jane, Artfinder's Head of Communications

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