Colleen Maloney
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In Plein Air

Capturing a scene in the out-of-doors teaches me to discover beauty close to home and far away. With the art supplies I can carry, I choose locations where a painting can be completed in a few hours. I set up my easel outdoors and paint "ala prima," laying down a scene with quick broad, colorful brush strokes The light and weather don't remain consistent, so these paintings are generally done in one session. I often add final touches to my work once I return home.