Impressionist Artists

Instead of painting in a studio, impressionist artists capture the momentary and transient effects of natural light and sunlight, by working quickly in front of their subjects, in the open air (en plein air) rather than in a studio or from photographs. The artist achieves a greater awareness of light and colour and the shifting pattern of the natural scene. Brushwork is often rapid and broken into separate dabs in order to render the fleeting quality of light.