what keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.
— Claude Monet
Paint what you really see, not what you think you ought to see; not the object isolated as in a test tube, but the object enveloped in sunlight and atmosphere, with the blue dome of Heaven reflected in the shadows.
— Claude Monet

Vegetable Nature Morte /// Dutchess County . NY
Originals by Frederique Henriot

En plein air (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]), or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning "open (in full) air". It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called Frenchpeinture sur le motif ("painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees"), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look.
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Watercolors // Carnet de Voyage Exhibit
Oils // En Plein Air Paintings // New York Serie  
Oils // En Plein Air Paintings // Normandie Serie
Originals by Frederique Henriot