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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

2016


  Blizzard of 2016
January 24
Blizzard of 2016
Washington, DC
Glen Echo Park
January 31
Glen Echo Park, MD
Washington, DC
Rockville Center
February 28
VisArts Building
Rockville, MD
Downtown Leesburg, VA
March 20
Downtown Leesburg, VA
 
  National Arboretum
April 3
National Arboretum
Washington, DC
Meg Walsh House View
May 4
View from Meg Walsh's House
Eastern, MD
Pershing Park
May 29
Pershing Park Sketch Crawl
Washington, DC
Chesapeake Bay Enviornmental Center June 25
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Grasonville, MD
 
  Peirce Mill Park
July 14
Peirce Mill Park
Washington, DC
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
July 24
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Washington, DC
Smitihsonian Zoo
September 15
Smithsonian Washington National Zoo
Washington, DC
Sky Meadow State Park
September 25
Sky Meadow State Park
Delaplane, VA
 
  Oxford, MD
October 24
Oxford, MD
 

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTS

2015


  White's Ferry, Poolesville, MD July 26
White's Ferry
Poolesville, MD
Belle Haven
August 30

Belle Haven Marina
Alexander, VA
Oxford, MD
September 9

Oxford, MD
Gunpowder Falls State Park
September 28

Gunpowder Falls State Park
Kingsville, MD
 
  C&O Canal National Park
October 25

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
National Historical Park
Great Falls, MD
 
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