Plein air painting is a passion of mine, and many other painters. There is nothing better than going out there, even when it is 95 degrees plus. Taking these smaller works and bringing them to the studio is a whole other animal, both have validity. Once when in NYC I was speaking with a gallery owner and he said that he did not prefer plein air work as he felt they are usually containing too much information. Back then I felt shocked, but now, years later I know what he meant. That brings me to my goal in the studio right now. Distill and reduce down to just the essence of the concept. That is why I felt my memory work was so much stronger than my plein air, distillation. So that is where I am now, early morning in the field and then the rest of the day in the studio- reducing. I am working very large (for me), two paintings:4 ftx 4ft and 2ftx 3ft. All the work comes from my favorite place (above).
On another note, I have decided how to reformat my blog. Weeklies. Instead of my daily posting, every Monday you will see my new, juicier, post. This will allow more painting time for me, yet keep connections to all my blogger friends. ( I missed you.) So be sure to stop by. I will respond to comments, but my speed may not be as fast as I once was, due to my limited (self-imposed) computer time.