Painting Outdoors > We recently discovered plein air and studio artist Alexander Christov when he shared a tranquil video snippet while painting waves in Southern California. Enjoy it here:
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“As an artist, I enjoy working on studio artwork but I also greatly enjoy plein air painting,” Chitov says. “Living in Southern California provides me with plenty of landscapes that inspire me to go out and paint. I am lucky to be a short drive away from the beach, the forest, parks, etc. While driving, I take notice of the landscape and if a certain scenery catches my eye, I go back and paint it. I try my best to capture the beauty of each scenery in my paintings.
“Although I am currently working on studio artwork, I always incorporate plein air painting into my schedule. I integrate techniques I learn in the studio for my plein air paintings, and techniques learned during plein air on my studio work. I use the grayscale (1-6), which helps me catch value faster when doing plein air artwork.
“Usually I like to start with the sky on plein air paintings, and that gives me a strong start to determine the rest of the values for the subject at hand. The range of colors used to create the rendered look covers all colors across the board. I use as many colors as possible to create the end product.”
Follow Alexander Chiston on Instagram: www.instagram.com/chistov_alexander
Additional Scenes from Chistov Painting Outdoors:
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- October 11-19, 2019: Fine Art Connoisseur Art Trip to France
- November 10-13, 2019: Figurative Art Convention & Expo
- May 2-6, 2020: The 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo
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