Plein Air Paintings

February & March, 2019

oil by Gray Dodson

Plein air is a term derived from the French that refers to paintings done on location outdoors as a technique to study the landscape. The Impressionists were the early major proponents of working in front of their subject. Ironically, the invention of photography by artists as a means to capture a “drawing” of the subject led artists to explore other ways of approaching their paintings. The exhibition features the work of well-known artists such as Ron Boehmer, Frank Hobbs, Gray Dodson, and Richard Crozier who use the outdoors as a studio with which to capture the light and color of the landscape around us. The Plein Air Paintings will be on exhibit February through March at Nichols Gallery Annex.