En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
Looking for great art for sale by artists who paint on location in the open air? Experience this beauty by perusing the works of Widgeon Point on Lemon Island from the Low Country Plein Air Society artists. The Low Country Plein Air Society includes both new and experienced artists and provides a venue for artists to meet, paint, interact, encourage and learn from one another.
Painting directly from nature is a pursuit unlike any other painting technique. It challenges artists to concentrate every sensory nerve on the information in front them. They absorb it all, from sight to sound, from temperature to atmosphere, and then channel those feelings from head to hand, re-creating their impression in paints on paper or canvas.
It is the purpose of the Low Country Plein Air Society to further the tradition of plein air painting both in and outside the art community and to preserve the landscape which is our inspiration through support of organizations whose emphasis is conservation of our natural resources.
As a group, they partner with organizations (such as the Open Land Trust) that are dedicated to the preservation of the waterways, land, wetlands and history of the Lowcountry. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork at this event will be donated to the Open Land Trust. There will be two paintings up for auction as well. Light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to all Open Land Trust members and all guests!
You can learn more about the society at: lowcountrypleinairsociety.com.