As a plein air painter I am invigorated by the immediacy of painting on location, constrained by the weather, the sun, and the fleeting moment. However, that limits me to small canvases and about 2 hours of painting time. I am trying to figure out how to take those outdoor experiences and translate them to studio work where I can be more thoughtful and take more time in the creation of the painting.
This is a large painting (24×30) I created in the studio using photo reference from our hike in the alps last summer. It is a view of the Dents du Midi from the GR5 trail on the border between Switzerland and France.
It was a glorious day.