'Plein air' is a term derived from the French phrase -en plein air, which literally means 'in the open air'. It's a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary.

Sometimes I feel a need to return to a favorite inspiration of mine, painting outdoors. Most of these are from local towns around Berks County.

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