Painting opens up a world of possibilities, and you might find yourself spending many hours in the studio honing different techniques. However, as you grow in your skills, you might consider taking your work outside to paint in the fresh air. While this has a number of challenges not present in indoor painting, it can also be highly rewarding.
For instance, when painting outdoors, you might have to deal with having an audience of curious onlookers. This can present a challenge if you are self-conscious, or aren’t sure if you want others to view your work while it’s in progress. Painting outdoors allows you an opportunity to overcome these fears while enjoying the sunshine and nature’s beauty. Additionally, outdoor painting requires more preparation and a solid block of time to devote to your work. You to set aside several hours for yourself to paint, forcing you to give your artwork priority over many less enjoyable activities that might take up your free time.
Another challenge with outdoor painting is the vast amounts of visual information around you. Unlike in a studio, where you can set a simple scene and paint it in a controlled setting, painting outdoors requires the ability to pick out particular elements from a vast scene. You have to deal with factors such as changing light conditions and unexpected weather. Once you become experienced with these situations and continue to practice your painting in natural settings, you will likely become a more versatile painter. In fact, you might find that you prefer the unique challenges outdoor painting presents.