As social creatures, we immediately focus on figures in a painting, expecting their gestures and expressions to unlock the meaning of the picture. We can’t help but wonder who they are and what they’re doing in the space created. It hardly matters how big or small they might be, or how impressionistic or realistic their depiction. Figures engage the viewer, create energy, and tell a story.
The following are paintings created or started en plein air.
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