Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Plein Air

Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase 'en plein air', which literally means 'in the open air'. It's a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary. The Form V Q set took advantage of the fine weather a couple of weeks ago to attempt their own sketching plein air.