Thursday, April 4, 2013

First Plein Air 2013


Unkempt Tree
@8" x 10"
Pastel & Charcoal on Wallis
Casey Klahn


Steven LaRose shares this:
En plein air (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ plɛn‿ɛʁ]) is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif ("painting on the ground") in French.


Steven LaRose.

7 comments:

maalari ja piirtäjä said...

Hello from Finnland

Fine work

L.W.Roth, said...

Interesting 'motif.' I would have thought motif referred to style.

This is a happy spring painting. Joyful colors. Wonderful energy in the unkempt grasses--I love those the best for their carefree movement every which way.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for commenting from Finland, Maalari!

Linda, I never explain French before noon. Or ever, for that matter. I'm glad that this work resonates, because it was so rough. I'm looking forward to developing it more.

SamArtDog said...

If that looks like my hair (it could), I should just go ahead and involve a professional colorist. I'd like to think our whole generation of "cotton-tops" could be blank canvases.

Casey Klahn said...

A suitably silly, and much appreciated, comment, Sam.

Maryann Didriksen said...

Hey Casey,

I love that tree and I am impressed that you have been outside painting already this spring.

Maryann

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Maryann. I have been snowed on since then!