Plein‑air oils painting plan 2022
22 March 2022
Well, it's all been happening here – or should I say, out there.
I've said elsewhere, that I've been taking stock and deciding to rebalance my art practice with more outdoor painting.
Making my prints gradually drew me into the studio more and more. The thing is, though, my ideas for prints come from the work I do outside in the landscape.
So I decided at the end of 2021 that I need to paint outside more this year. I set myself some targets, like three outdoor paintings a week, no matter what time of year it is.
So far I'm on target. I've spent lots of time outside and completed
33, wait no, 34 paintings as of today. Can barely keep up with counting them myself. Important thing is that it's having the desired effect – I'm bursting with ideas for prints and studio paintings again.
Not only that, but I won a prize that's on it's way from America right now - where they take outdoor painting a lot more seriously. I won a new outdoor painting set-up – just add paints and brushes and I'm good to go!
My new website isn't ready yet, so keeping up with putting my paintings on here has, well… just not happened.
If you want an idea of where I'm painting, then keep an eye on my instagram (@lynneroebuck). I'm not even publishing everything I paint to Instagram, but it gives you an idea of what I'm up to so when my new website is good to go and I get everything on here, you'll have an idea what you'll find.
I'm sticking with Yorkshire, though it's a big county (the biggest in England) so there's plenty to go at.
So far I've been painting at Scarborough, Bridlington, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds, York and Harrogate. I'll be continuing to paint in these locations, but also others as the year progresses.