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Morning at Westwood Hills Park in Napa

Using a Drawing Tool While Plein Air Painting in Napa

A Drawing Tool helps an artist with accuracy as you begin your painting. By using this tool, you are more likely to draw objects proportionally consistent and establish key large masses in your scene. Sketch your scene on the drawing tool with a marker (first photo), then use the reference to be more accurate when…

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Plein Air to Studio Fine Art

Recently, I was plein air painting at Land’s End in San Francisco. Whenever on location, I talk numerous photographs with my Canon EOS T2i camera. The plein air piece was a 8 x 10. Back in my studio, I use the plein air study to help with color harmony when I work on a larger…

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Plein Air Tips and Movement Foundation Video on Youtube

Please click here to watch a 4 minute YouTube video containing some tips and history of plein air.

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