Downtown Parkville’s Rotary Club clock was the inspiration for a passel of painters recently who participated in the Paint Parkville Plein air event in August. Among them was Phil Schmidt of Lee’s Summit, who worked on his watercolor in the outdoors. The approach to painting is known as “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows.
Downtown Parkville’s Rotary Club clock was the inspiration for a passel of painters recently who participated in the Paint Parkville Plein air event in August. Among them was Phil Schmidt of Lee’s Summit, who worked on his watercolor in the outdoors. The approach to painting is known as “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star
Downtown Parkville’s Rotary Club clock was the inspiration for a passel of painters recently who participated in the Paint Parkville Plein air event in August. Among them was Phil Schmidt of Lee’s Summit, who worked on his watercolor in the outdoors. The approach to painting is known as “en plein air,” a French expression that means open or full air. Basically it means that artists take their easels outdoors and capture an image using natural light and shadows. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star

In ‘plein’ sight: Artists make all outdoors their canvas

September 13, 2016 4:00 PM

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