Fine Art

The majority of Laurel’s landscape paintings are created en plein air. En plein air is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is particularly used to describe the act of painting in the outside environment. Many artists feel this painting technique is the only way to truly capture the beauty and colors of landscapes. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated en plein air painting, and much of their work was done or started outdoors. Laurel has studied under famous master pastelist and landscape painter Albert Handell. For the creation of larger works in her studio, she used pastel studies and photographs.

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