This does not mean that painting en plein air will be excluded from study. It is but one approach to painting the landscape, and is often integrated with work in studio, memory derived work and working from the imagination. We will still spend as much time as we previously did working in the field.
We will also explore the integration of new technologies into landscape work, including photo and digital material. This reflects the historical tradition of artists being at the forefront of technical innovation. Artists were some of the first to adopt photography as an asset to painting practice in the first half of the nineteenth century.
I'm aware that this approach runs counter to current thinking re. representing landscape, painting en plein air and the philosophy of truth that motivates the contemporary plein air movement. Be that as it may, I believe my approach is more historically grounded, broader and ultimately a more flexible basis for representing the landscape in our modern era.
I'm celebrating this change with a sale for the month of March. All classes, online critiques and private critiques are 30% off, with the exception of Online Group Critique annual subscriptions, which are handled differently by PayPal, and single Online Group Critique sessions. Use coupon code SPRING2023 in the discount field in the shopping cart of my classes website.