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5 Remarkable Plein Air Painting Places You’ll Want to Paint!

 “En Plein air” is simply a French term for “in the open air”. Is your mind stuck on coming up with ideas when you are aking art? Summer is here now, it is time to go out and have some plein air painting to refresh your mind a little bit!

1. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is a 369.3 mi² park located in Washington. The park has an icon, Mount Rainier, which is also known as Tahoma or Tacoma. It is a large active stratovolcano. The park also has rain forests of Carbon River, Mowich lake, meadows of Paradise, and spray of waterfalls. Every angle of the park can be a beautiful painting. Although facilities in the park are temporarily closed, the park is still accessible. Check out more here Mount Rainier .

Mount Rainier National Park by Gary Bolyer 

2. Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley is a beautiful countryside with perfect weather all year round.  It has more than 400 wineries and is also known as one of the world’s premier wine regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. After you finish a painting of the field, you can get a glass of wine or have a hot balloon ride. Plan your visit here Napa Valley

Napa Valley by Eduardo Camoes

3. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows. It has a wonderful view of sunrise and sunset. Currently day use with some walking trails are open. But parking in designated lots and driving are required reservations.  See more Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve by Kelvin Lei

4. Grand Canyon National Park | Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park located in Arizona, is known for  its layered bands of red rock that contain millions of years of geological history. Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Before you go there, make sure you check the weather. It is hot there, sometimes there might be an excessive heat warning. Check here Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand View Grand Canyon National Park Arizona by Levi Wells Prentice

5. Palo Duro Canyon State Park | Texas

Located near Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas.” As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi. It has more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. During the summer, they also have a performance of TEXAS Outdoor Musical.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park by Teresa Bernard

That’s all the the place that I had found amazing for plein air painting. If oneday you are going there, don’t forget to bring your painting tools with you. I’ll keep looking for more beautiful places and posts on here.


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