Winter cornPosted: February 25, 2014
“The advantage of painting outside is simply that you are there, ‘living’ the subject. In experiencing this heightened awareness of everything, you are able to paint with far greater sensitivity and conviction. In the studio, however, the experience is second-hand: you have somehow to recapture what it is like to be in a location, responding to a subject.”
David Curtis, from the introduction to his book “Painting on Location, Secrets to Plein Air Painting”
I have only just started the book but that is definitely a secret that rings true for me and the reason I packed up my painting supplies and spent a few hours looking across the cornfield this morning.