Near Water Valley #3, 2012    ©FM Vettergreen, all rights reserved

Plein Air

There is nothing quite so basic to my practice of art as drawing from life, and nothing quite so close to my soul as working from a powerful landscape.   Most of these small pieces are made on expeditions in and around Calgary, a landscape of rolling hills, big skies and the sharp edges of mountains.   They walk a fine line between painting and drawing, but the experience of making them is so immediate that to me they feel like my handwriting.  I’m simply out there, getting it down.