ED VARGAS
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Plein Air

Learn from Life

Plein Air painting is for me a great way to learn from life and have fun painting with friends. My most pressing concerns are most of the time getting a quick and clear read, as well as capturing light and mood as I experience them.

There is definitely something magical and irreplaceable about painting the real thing that cannot be replicated by looking at reference. Whenever I have to use photos I always try to imagine how light would have behaved in real life and then I try to capture that feeling.