My Promise to You
For a painting to be considered “plein air,” standard thought is at least 75% of it be completed on location. However, in order for me to address my personal work as “plein air” it must be completed 100% on location.
I promise that all my paintings represented as “plein air” paintings were completed 100% on location. I will not designate a painting of mine “plein air” if it received any studio touch up.
Why make this claim? Simply because it’s a challenge and I want to see if it’s something I can accomplish. Just as some tightrope walkers choose not to use a net in case they fall, I’ve chosen not to use the safety net of, “I’ll fix the painting later” or “I’ll complete it when I get back to the studio.” Many of my paintings have fallen to their doom because of this decision, but again, it’s the challenge and desire to see if I can do it without the proverbial safety net.
All of my "plein air" paintings are stamped with my guarantee.