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So You Want To Paint Plein Air?

Published on Nov 18, 2015

A primer for plein air painting. The basic painting kit required to make a start plein air painting.


So You'd Like To...

Paint Plein Air?
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Plein Air Painting is

painting outdoors
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you find your subject
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A great way to

learn and respond directly to your subject

But before you start

it pays to be prepared 
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Ask what you want

to achieve with plein air painting?
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A sketch

for a painting in the studio?

A Complete Painting

with touching up later?

You will need

basic plein air kit
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Sketch Materials

To prepare on location


2B & 6B plus sketch pad

Felt tip marker

Black & Gray with broad tip

for Value Studies

like notan drawings

A Few Paints

Primaries, white and white spirits


Size 4,6 & 8 plus a rigger
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like this French easel, or
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Pochade Box

mounted on a tripod

carry bag

or back pack 
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Painting Panels

and a wet panel carrier

Comfort Items

Hat, sunscreen, water 
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Your Space

to paint what you desire!
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