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Fall Plein Air Paint Out at the Kestrel House

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

En plein air is French for “in the open air.” When participating in plein air painting, artists are more fully engaged with the landscape through perspective, composition and color. The American land conservation movement in the 19th century was inspired by landscape painting here in Western Massachusetts by artists such as Thomas Cole. Plein air…

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