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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
Violettes Lock April 24
Violettes Lock
Seneca, MD
  Leesburg State Park
April 27
Leesburg State Park
Woodbridge, VA
Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge
May 25
Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge
Laurel, MD
Bon Aire Park, Arlington, VA
June 11
Bon Aire Park
Arlington, VA
Old Town Alexandria, VA
June 29
Old Town Alexandria, VA
  National Arboretum
July 27
National Arboretum
Washington, DC
C&O Canal National Historic Park
August 31
C&O Canal National Historical Park
Washington, DC
 

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS

2013


  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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