Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco. It’s known for its towering old-growth redwood trees. This painting was as you approach the edge of the woods.
Plein Air is a French phrase, (en) plein air, has the literal translation of “in the open air”. It is used to describe a style of paintings or drawings created in the moment, primarily from nature and infused with a feeling of the open air. The artist’s challenge is to create an impression of a scene, capturing the atmosphere, feeling and immediacy of the moment.