Plein Air

Plein air (or Alla Prima) paintings are done on the spot and generally with only slight modification afterwards. I allow around two hours maximum. After that the light and shadows have usually changed too much to continue. I use 2 sizes of pochade boxes 8 x 6 and 12 x 10 inches. A pochade box is a small easel, palette and materials container combined.  Click on a picture to enlarge.