Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Art and Beauty Tuesday--Grace Divine
En plein air is French for in the open air and refers to the art of painting out of doors. The technique of painting in natural, outdoor light became especially important for the Impressionists including Monet and Renoir.
This is a more modern painter who uses contrasting colors and bold light to her greatest advantage.
The reds are indeed volcanic and seem to overcome and consume the strong blue of the sky. The California trees and ground are black as if burned and almost disappear in contrast to the strong light in the sky.