|Teahouse and Pond|
Watercolor on paper
Chris Breier © 2016
Painting outdoors conjures up romantic notions of a relaxing afternoon of fresh air and sunshine. While painting outdoors can be relaxing, it can sometimes be very challenging. There are bugs, extreme weather, forgotten supplies, rambunctious dogs, a host of distractions, and constantly changing light. I'm not complaining though. In fact, these are the reasons why I paint outdoors-the challenges force me to paint in bold and direct manner. There's no time for procrastination.
For this reason, most of the paintings that I have completed outdoors have a more impressionistic style than the ones I complete in the studio. The brushstrokes are spontaneous and bold which works well with the tea house and Japanese Gardens. Click the following link to purchase "Tea House and Pond". Prints of this painting are also available.