En Plein Air

In 2008 when I was the Forsyth Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, I began to investigate en plein air self-portrait painting. I exploited the bucolic landscape to paint in the rain, the sun, in the dark, and in the buff.  By subjecting myself to the vagaries of nature, the paintings reveal the tension of being both the observer and the observed.  Subsequent sites include Sandy Hook National Seashore, Point Overlook in the Shenandoah, and my front garden in Capitol Hill.