For those of you in the SMA area, one of my favorite artists is having an exhibit in Mineral de Pozos on March 30.
Daniel writes: “Plein air refers to paintings done on location in one shot. (That’s my definition as others sometimes work on them later in the studio). Impressionism is the word they use to describe the method. They are created in an hour, more or less, as the sun scoots across the sky lengthening and shortening shadows and consequently trees become blobs of green violet paint and mountains a quick combination of Prussian blue and alizarin crimson. In that length of time, thought is restricted to what’s in front of you. From first touch of canvas to cleaning the brushes I’ve it to be about the fastest hour on earth.”