Do you know what Plein Air Painting is?...Well let me tell you...in a nut shell it is painting out side. Packing up your studio and taking it outdoors. LOL creating a good composition and turning out a fabulous painting isn't the easiest so lets add extra elements of changing light or movement of subjects etc. Who doesn't love a challenge? I had the opportunity to join a group of other artist in Belmont NC for a plein air competition---my first. Most artist there were oil painters, so I was just one of a couple working in watercolor. I don't like to do anything easy... Watercolor can be trickier because the paper and paint can dry out fast.