Painting outdoors is a delightful process. When people stop to look over my shoulder, I often invite them to to give it a try.
One watcher confessed he planned to build condos for skiers on the mountain I was painting. “Do you really have to scar such a beautiful mountain?” I asked. “Instead, , why not paint it?, Soak up all that restless energy. Make your mark but leave no mark.”
Truly, pleine aire painting is a great way of possessing a landscape without actually owning it.