Many of the small paintings below were painted en plein air, or “in open air.” The larger works were based off of the outdoor studies. Painting on location and observing a scene first hand can be the most accurate way to observe and share what we see. Simply using a camera distorts the actual colors, values, and proportions of a subject. There are so many visual treasures waiting to be found in God’s creation. As Michael Card puts it: “There’s beauty there to blind the eye.” It is a joy to see what God, the Master Artist, has created!