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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

2015


  Old Town Gathersburg, MD
January 25

Old Town Gaithersburg, MD
Waterford, VA
March 29

Waterford, VA
National Arboretum April 26
National Arboretum
Washington, DC
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary April 29
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Lothian, MD
 
  Georgetown, DC May 31
Georgetown
Washington, DC
Bon Aire Park June 11
Bon Aire Park
Arlington, VA
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Center June 28
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Center
Grasonville, MD
White's Ferry, Poolesville, MD July 26
White's Ferry
Poolesville, MD
 

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS

2014


  National Arboretum
July 27
National Arboretum
Washington, DC
C&O Canal National Historic Park
August 31
C&O Canal National Historical Park
Washington, DC
Christine Drewyer House
September 28

Christine Drewyer's House
Annapolis, MD
Sugarloaf Mountain
October 26

Sugarloaf Mountain
Dickerson, MD
 
  Old Anglers Inn
October 29
Old Anglers Inn
Potomac, MD
Washington Sailing Marina
November 30
Washington Sailing Marina
Alexandria, VA
 
   
 


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