Dena Peterson is an award-winning fine artist and plein air painter. She is known for her work in the film Loving Vincent (2017), a fully painted film depicting the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. Here, Dena offers 5 quick tips for painting en plein air.
1. Paint shapes, not subjects
2. Look for a strong light/dark pattern
3. Have a plan and stick with it
4. Once you have a plan, then respond quickly and intuitively; be sure you squeeze out lots of paint before starting. Use a limited palette.
5. “Plan like a turtle, paint like a rabbit.” –Edgar Whitney
Artist Website: denapaints.com