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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Plein Air Made Simple: A Quick Video Demo

'Spring is in the Air'               5x7               plein air   pastel               ©Karen Margulis
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It still is my plein air set up! It has been overseas three times and all over the country. I have put it to the test.  Since we are focusing on demystifying plein air on my Patreon page I thought it was timely to share this video again.

It was a beautiful Spring day in Atlanta. The perfect opportunity to try out my new plein air set up and shoot this week's video.  I packed my new baby Heilman box (the double sketchbook), my tripod and some paper and my husband and I headed to the river.

Michael volunteered to be the cameraman. That was great for me because I needed to get familiar with my new set-up. We decided to go the a park alongside the Chatahoochee River.  I did a warm up painting and we decided the light would be better if I faced the opposite direction. I really wanted to find some blooming trees so we moved to another spot.

The best spot happened to be right where we parked. There was a wonderful row of blooming redbud trees. Sure they were alongside a busy road. Yes there were houses and 'stuff' behind the trees. But it was a great exercise in simplifying and editing!

That was fun!
I thank you in advance for watching. I am working on new updated videos which will be available later this month on my Patreon page.

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