Yes, I said grab my camera, not my paints. I am a studio painter. I quickly get over-whelmed with plein aire and have no desire to try it again. Give me my air conditioning, plumbing and subject matter that doesn't change.
For years, I felt I was not a "real artist" and hid my shameful secrete. Actually, I have so much respect for artists that strap a 36x48" canvas on their back and then hike 7,000 feet to the top of a mountain to paint. Such dedication, and yes, the light cannot be duplicated. But, neither can those special effects you can capture with a camera. My choices are paint in a studio, or don't paint.....and I am happy with the choice I made. To each his own! Thanks for reading my rant today :) www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com