As a plein air artist, the resounding mission and on-going struggle is always to “capture the moment”. To embrace the scenery that lies before you and infuse it with a sense of the day. To convey heat, humidity, bitter cold, wind, movement, space, and to place it all upon the flat surface that rests upon your easel.
My hope is to draw the viewer into my painting emotionally, not to have them just look at it as a two dimensional piece of work. If just for a moment, I can get the viewer to release, and to imagine the place, and the day, or perhaps re-kindle a memory of a place they visited long ago, I’ll consider that work a success.