We thought it would be fun to look at some of the fashion statements made by dedicated plein air painters over the past year, from paint-encrusted jeans to floppy hats to mismatched layers of clothing.
British artist Malcolm Ludvigsen recently posted a photograph of himself painting outdoors while wearing a paint-covered jacket with a knit cap that might once have been worn by Beldar Conehead (www.malcolmludvigsen.org.uk). That reminded us that over the past year we have received photographs of other plein air painters who made similarly memorable fashion statements. Here are just a few of the painters who were more concerned with the look of their paintings than their own appearance.
Carl Bork (www.carlbork.com) extending his fall palette onto his jacket
Maren Phillips (www.marenphillipsartlines.com) demonstrating the layered look for spring painting
Ray Roberts (www.krollroberts.com) dressed for painting during a Las Vegas snowstorm
John J. Abisch (www.johnjabisch.com) wearing a high-tide painting outfit
Elizabeth Black (www.elizabethblackart.com) dressed to paint on a floating studio