What a smug and satisfied feeling one has (well I do) when you pull off a painting that you are really proud of, especially if it was painted outdoors on the spot without copying from photographs. Oh yeah?
As any ‘plein-air’ artist will know, there is not always a car to sit in and paint, the luxury of looking out of your studio window, or even a policeman in a city street when you desperately need one. You can make your own judgement of the weather, or if you can afford it, book a room with an incredible view in some of the worlds’ most beautiful places. That’s all very well, but gosh it’s dangerous out there.