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PLEIN-AIR PAINTING

Whenever I can, I head out to the hills or the coast, to get my fill of the changing light in the skies or on the land of West Wales.
I am fortunate to have a van to shelter in and paint from when the conditions are too intrusive. Many plein-air painters work on a small scale using an easel, which proves to be impossible in high winds or showers.
I enjoy working on a slightly larger format, and over the last year have been producing paintings of a panoramic nature.
When you are up a hill with views all around it is good to try to encapsulate a feeling of that space and breadth, and I think a wide vista is a great way of conveying that feeling.

I have always got a sketchbook to hand too. The small scale gives a chance to capture the ever-changing light and the skies that are often in a state of flux.

From Frenni (sketchpad)