Plein Air Painting

En plein air, or plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look. Ellen Henkels is a member of the PPOD’s (Plein Air Painters of Dubuque) and has participated in many plein air art events. Her work can be seen in the annual Bluff Strokes Paint Out that takes place in the senic Dubuque, IA.

Ellen Henkels painting at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens as part of the annual Bluff Strokes Paint Out.