"En Plein Air" is a French expression which means "in the open air".
Charcoal painting of a tree as seen at Kharghar Central Park during a morning walk. Part sketching done in the open air and details completed at home using the reference photograph.
I have used Fabriano Academia paper to create this sketch.
A morning at the Park
Charcoal sketching on Fabriano paper
Size 5" X 7"
Plein air sketching using charcoal medium was fairly a good and comfortable experience as I had to carry just my Charcoal tool box and a Fabriano sketch book. But if I have to do the same with my Pastel set to create a landscape, I will need to organise myself a bit. A limited palette in pastels to begin with do just fine.