Plein Air

Evening Stroll, Miami

Painted on the beach on one of those vibrant winter evenings Miami Beach is known for.

Oil, 8 by 10 inches, $850, © Lisa Egeli

 

Great Falls

On an early Spring day, I met up with an artist friend and painted to beautiful and energetic Potomac River as seen from the Virginia side.

Oil, 8 by 12 inches, Sold © Lisa Egeli

 

Glacier from the West

This was painted from the shores of Bowman Lake during a family trip to Glacier National Park. What an overwhelmingly grand landscape, so inspiring.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, $900 framed  © Lisa Egeli

 

 

Tuscan Shade

Painted in the woods of a Tuscan park on a very hot summer day. Something about the long history of nature and civilization blending in this park appealed to me.

Oil, 8 by 10 inches, $750 framed  © Lisa Egeli

 

January Surf Study

One of a series of oil paintings made from life with my toes in the sand, trying to capture the sublime beauty of waves coming shore.

Oil, 6 by 8 inches, $650 framed © Lisa Egeli

 

January’s Light

Yet another lovely late afternoon painting on the beach. Time is limited while working en plein air (everything is constantly changing), but I love capturing the subtle shifts in light and color, and the energy and sparkle of the water. All while barefoot in the sand with birds flying around me.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, © Lisa Egeli $1000. framed

 

Martha on the Rails

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s elegant draketail, undergoing some seasonal cleaning up. Painted on location.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, $950. framed  © Lisa Egeli

El Castillo del Morro

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Painted on a windy, chilly day, looking across the channel from Old Havana. I traveled to Cuba with the Plein Air Magazine’s Paint Cuba Publisher’s Invitational in February 2016. We painted in the streets of Habana Vieja and in the seaside Hemingway hangout of Cojimar, as well as painting among plantation ruins and old marinas to the west of Havana. It’s a fascinating country rich with history and culture and incredible people, yet poor in many other ways. I plan to return to explore and paint more of it someday.

El Castillo del Morro, oil, 9 by 12 inches, $1,100. © Lisa Egeli

 

Changing Tide

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First Place, Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, 2016.

Ray Hassard, Judge.

The rooftop deck of my host family’s home seemed to lift my vantage point into another realm, so I painted this during several peaceful (if chilly) mornings. Cormorants and other birds flew and fished, boats pulled against their moorings, and the light changed in a slow crescendo while I worked to capture the feeling of the moment. A changing tide in so many ways.

Oil, 12 by 24 inches, Sold.  © Lisa Egeli

 

First Wave

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An evening sketch painted along the shore of Cape Ann, looking towards Thacher Island, during the first Cape Ann Plein Air Festival in Massachusetts. A beautifully refreshing place to paint.

Oil, 4 by 12 inches © Lisa Egeli

 

Leaving Donostia

Leaving Donostia

Painted en plein air in lovely San Sebastian, Spain. As the sun set over the high cliffs of Basque country, the tide came in and fishing boats headed out to sea.

Oil on linen, 8 by 10 inches, $850. framed, © Lisa Egeli

St. Samson Sur Rance

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One of many en plein air paintings during a one-month residency in Brittany, France at the Museum Yvonne Jean-Haffen.

Oil, 8 by 10 inches © Lisa Egeli