Plein Air painting - why do it?

Excellent post Frank! I would also add that the benefit of working from life and Plein air is that you develop a calligraphic short hand to your mark making that you would not get if you were only working from photographs. It is this bravura mark that most artists, including myself aim to achieve. Your work is beautiful and I look forward to your posts. Thank you for posting!

-Suzanne