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The objective of a Plein Air artist is to capture the light as it falls on their subject using sight, sound, atmosphere, and
temperature to reflect a moment in time while processing this on paper or canvas. Artists accomplish this in a very short amount
of time. This tradition dates back to the 19th century where painters such as John Constable used his plein air sketches to paint
huge paintings in his studio, Claude Monet and Edouard Degas who traditionally painted on location using a theory that
what you saw in nature was not form but rather light on form and that light could be conveyed through color.
Terry has been painting in Plein Air going on 6 years. She has studied under renowned artist Susan Sarback,
who was a student of Henry Hensche. She is the current president of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside
and paints weekly on location. Some of her original plein air oil paintings are available
on her blog which is updated weekly. Follow her journey as she paints the great outdoors.