What is plein air
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
What is a pochade box?
The Pochade box is normally of smallish proportions. The exact size and materials may vary, although the traditional box is wooden and must have three consistent elements. The first of these factors is a hinged lid which aptly rests at the correct angle to use as an easel. Ingeniously the dual purpose lid also serves as a storage space to safely transport the drying master pieces. The second element is a palette, which neatly rests on top of the lower section of the box. It can normally slide to one side thus revealing the third element- the storage space for the artist’s materials.
What is a french easel?
Praised by painters since the 19th century. If you paint in different locations you should consider using the French easel. This easel is a three in one tool, a sketchbox, an easel, and a canvas carrier. It is easy to transport as the legs and canvas holding arms collapse into the box. You can place your paints, brushes, mediums and accessories.and the palette inside the box, attaching your canvas to the easel for the journey home.The angle at which you work can be varied between vertical and horizontal making it also ideal for watercolor painting too. You just keep the cover in a closed position for horizontal painting.
What are the best colours to use when painting?
Its really personal preference but using a limited palette is always advised to help keep things simple
What locations do the society meet up at?
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Can anyone join?
Sure, anyone that enjoys to paint plein air.