Plein Air Studies

On location plein air studies are called “etudes” in the Russian tradition. This French word is used in a similar way as in classical music.  Working on  “etudes” anywhere I go is a lifelong habit.

This is where basic ideas about color and space are being developed and learned from our best teacher and greatest artist, the Nature. The collection of these ideas is my prized possession and the source of endless contemplation that results not only in larger sized studio landscapes and seascapes, but, perhaps even more importantly, my figure works.

Etude for Carson Peak Sunrize

Torn Beauty Series