Plein air oil painting is when artists paint outdoors. This term comes from French, "en plein air," meaning "in the open air."

Often, painters use small lightweight easels and canvases to capture natural scenes like landscapes and sunsets. They paint what they see right in front of them.

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This style became popular in the 19th century, especially among Impressionist painters. They wanted to depict light and color as they appear in nature. So, they painted outside to capture the changing effects of light.

Today, this style of painting is still a beloved way for artists to connect with nature and create vibrant, authentic artworks.

Artists aim to capture nature's beauty and realism in their paintings. They face challenges like changing light and weather conditions, which require adaptability. These challenges result in artworks that reflect the immediacy and vibrancy of the outdoor scenes.

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