Some BRAND NEW plein Air Paintings

by Jan Blencowe in Plein Air Paintings
     

 Happy Hour, 8×10, acrylic on sealed Arches cold pressed  watercolor board view or purchase on my website HERE

copyright Jan Blencowe 2013

 June Marsh, 8×10, acrylic on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on my website HERE

copyright Jan Blencowe 2013

 

 Evening Marsh, 4×10, acrylic, on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on  my website HERE

copyright Jan Blencowe 2013 

 

Rocky Outcrop, acrylic on sealed Canson board, view or purchase on my website HERE

copyright Jan Blencowe 2013

Summer Painting and Sketching

Summer is here! And I am BUSY!!  I’m working daily in my sketchbook which I’m going to show you some of soon.  Working outdoors in my sketchbook is a pleasure for me and is creating a lovely dovetailing of projects I’m pursuing right now. 

 

Working en plein air in Nature 

 

First, it allows me to work directly from the landscape “en plein air” through pencil, ink and watercolor sketches, which are every bit as valuable to do as the actual paintings above. Second, it’s driving home the point that the paintings above are really only sketches themselves, and as such should stay fresh and loose without being fussed over. Third, and this is a BIG announcement, I’ve embarked on a course of study that will lead to me becoming a certified naturalist, that is  One versed in natural history, especially in zoology or botany.

 

Fufilling Dreams

 

This is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream that has been buried under so much else since I was 7 years old and attended the  Young Naturalists summer program at the Tackapausha Natural History Museum in 1969! You are never to follow your dreams! Being a landscape painter, a sketcher, an a naturalist seem to fit together perfectly for me and bring all my passions full circle and connect one with another. 

 

 

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