Plein Air: French for painting outside, with a hat on, while ignoring tourists who want to talk to you as you desperately try to find the correct shade of blue before the light changes.
Yet some people find this relaxing.
Last Fall I was among the artists profiled in The Sand Paper, the newspaper for the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association. (I’m going to call it ABDNHA, like everyone does and save myself some typing next time.) The article is now online here, on the author’s website CaliforniaDesertArt.com which is an excellent resource for, well, California desert art.
I must say it was a great honor to be profiled alongside the other fine desert artists, especially two fellow Borregans: Barbara Nickerson and Carol Lindemulder.
One correction to the piece: I have a BFA in Animation/Illustration, not an MFA.
And the part where the reader is teased about an “unexpected direction” and a “study of Borrego life and residents,” well, that would be referring to this very website.