Plein Air

The French Impressionists coined the phrase. "Plein Air." meaning "out in the open air." Plein Air painters work on location to capture the atmosphere of the moment. We recently changed the name of the group to Konocti Plein Air Painters Plus. This reflects the fact thgat many studio painters also enjoy our paint-outs, but wish to sell prints and other fine art painting at our shows. We have decided to include these fine works rather than exclude them.

The Konocti Plein Air Painters were formed in 2001 with the intent of bringing together local artists to paint on location, "plein air."

Members meet one Wednesday a month and occassionally on Saturdays. Each member selects a site, date and time to host a paint-out

They enjoy the comradorie of their fellow artists and show their work annually at the Lake County Land Trust's annual event, "Art and Nature at the Rodman Preserve," the Lake County Arts Council Gallery and various other venues throughout Lake County.

All levels of experience and media are welcome. Dues are $10 a year.

Lake County California is a beautiful area with an endless variety of easily accessible painting sites. With its many majestic vistas, creeks, lakes, and vineyards, it is a painters paradise.

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