Michael Gaudreau,
Michael Gaudreau, "Patriot's Chairs," oil, 12 x 12 in.

While many of us are celebrating the Fourth of July with potlucks and fireworks, as a creative you’re likely to be secretly – or very publicly – taking it all in with a different perspective, and we want to see it.

Share your Fourth of July sketches, studies, and paintings with us and you might see your work in a future Plein Air Today newsletter! (Note – the art doesn’t have to be from this year, so feel free to dig through your own archives, which could be a fun reward in itself.)

Email it to [email protected] with the subject line “Fourth of July.” You can include a selfie from your plein air painting time, a photo of the art itself, and a few sentences about the experience.

We look forward to hearing from you – have a safe and fun Fourth!
~CherieDawn Haas


Plein air watercolor paintings
Bradley Hendershot, study for “Independence Day, I,” watercolour, 18-1/2 x 29-1/4 inches, signed lower right

From Bradley Hendershot, whose painting is shown above: “’Independence Day, 1′ was painted on location on Monhegan Island, Maine. I’ve attempted to capture the early morning light striking the side of the lightkeeper’s house on Lighthouse Hill. I find endless satisfaction in painting the varied angular red rooflines of the lighthouse structures. Here, a red, white, and blue bunting has been hung from the eaves in celebration of Independence Day, and also in recognition of the seasonal opening of the Monhegan Museum, which is housed in the lightkeeper’s house.”

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