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  En Plein Air is French for "in open air" or outdoors. Painting landscapes on location rather than in the studio can be traced to the middle of the 17th century and earlier. The French impressionists called it "le sur motif" or "in front of the subject". American landscape painters started painting landscape studies in oil in the early 19th century and referred to them as "nature studies" or "painting on site" or "on location". It was not until the end of the 20th century that painting in nature became known as "plein air", although the term in modern day France refers to open air parks.  

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS

2014


  Fletchers in Winter
January 26

Fletcher's Boathouse
Washington, DC
Georgetown
February 23

Georgetown
Admiral Fell Inn, MD
March 30

Admiral Fell Inn
Baltimore MD

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS

2013


  Peirce Mill Park
March 30
Peirce Mill,
Rock Creek Park, DC
Arts Club of Washington April 21
Arts Club of Washington
Washington, DC
National Arboritum
April 24
National Arboritum
Washington, DC
Riley's Lock, Seneca, MD
May 22
Riley's Lock
Seneca, MD
 
  National Arboritum
May 26
National Arboritum
Washington, DC
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens June 26, June 30
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Washington, DC
Leesylvania State Park
July 28
Leesylvania State Park
Woodbridge, VA
Great Falls
July 31
Great Falls
Washington, DC
 
  Sky Meadow State Park August 14
Sky Meadow State Park
Delaplane, VA
Patuxent Research Refuge August 25
Patuxent Research Refuge, DC
Ferry Point Park, Kent Island, MD September 19
Ferry Point Park
Kent Island, MD
Washington Sailing Marina September 29
Washington Sailing Marina, VA
 
  Potomac River at Old Anglers Inn October 23
Potomac River at Old Anglers Inn
Needlewood Park, MD October 27
Needlewood Park, MD
Old Town Alexandria, VA
November 24
Old Town Alexandria, VA
 


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