Plein Air

The Art of

Mike Daley

Aka: Golfpaintr

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Pampas Grass

8 x 10 oil

Venetian Gardens #1

11 x 14 oil

Venetian Gardens #2

11 x 14 oil

Gator Hole

9 x 12 oil

Glenview Pond† #4

14 x 18 oil

The Stream at Spanish Springs

11 x 14 oil

Broken Fence

9 x 12 oil

Along the Path

11 x 14 oil

Silver Springs in the Fall

11 x 14 oil

Glass Bottom Boat

8 x 10 oil

Red Bush

8 x 10 oil

Glenview Pond† #5

14 x 18 oil

River Stykx

11 x 14† oil

Cloudy Day

8 x 10 gouache

Daisy bush

11 x 14 oil

Storm on Lake Deaton

11 x 14 oil

Sunset Glenview Lower Pond

11 x 14 oil

First Run of the Day

11 x 14 oil

No Wake

11 x 14 oil

Rain River

11 x 14 oil

Spring Oak

8 x 10 gouache

2 Black Cows

9 x 12† oil

1 Brown Cow

9 x 12† oil

Glass Bottom Boats

9 x 12† oil

I love to paint Plein Air.

It helps you see not just look. This is hard to explain but what I means is you start to see color. The camera loses colors in shadows and in highlights. Painting out doors helps you to experience the scene and try to pass that experience on to the viewer. I believe every artist should spend time out side the studio to sketch or paint.

The challenge is fun plus by sitting or standing still for the length of time, you hear and see the activities of the wild life around.

You donít have to spend a lot of money to paint out doors even with crayons you can capture amazing views. Try it in your back yard. If you like flowers, painting them in Plein air is so much better than a photo.

† Mike