The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Monday, February 8, 2010

Studio vs Outdoor revisited

I'm reading Kevin Macpherson's book "Landscape Painting Inside and Out" and ran across this passage.
Indoor and outdoor painting are complementary experiences. As memories of nature breathe life into your studio work, the disciplined approaches and principles you practice indoors will enable you to attack the canvas outdoors in new ways.
However, before I justify myself into staying in the studio forever, there is also this from the same page:
Each truthful color note on a plein air study is a priceless seed of information that can transform your studio work to higher levels.

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