Painting En Plein Air with Maria Josenhans

Local artist Maria Josenhans spoke with Opus about what painting en plein air does for her and her art. Watch and get inspired to go outside and see what the great outdoors can do for your work!

See more of Maria’s oil and encaustic work on her website: and read the full exclusive article, En Plein Air with Maria Josenhans.

For more plein air inspiration, watch some of our other outdoor themed videos.
Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2012
Fearless Nature with Marilyn Hunt
Travel Easels at Opus
Murray Phillips: A Conversation with my Canvas
Working with Watermedia Outdoors
Painting with Golden OPEN Acrylics
Drawing from Inspiration

Special thanks to the Ferry Building Gallery. Maria’s paintings were part of the group show Recent Works that ran February 21 to March 11, 2012 and the gallery graciously allowed us to film Maria’s work for this video.

Interested in some of the materials seen in this video? Maria shared with us some of the products and supplies she uses:
Gamblin Artist’s Oils
Holbein Artists’ Oils
Gamblin Neo-Megilp
Gamblin Galkyd Medium
Brushes: daVinci, Holbein, Opus Fortissimo, Winsor & Newton
Metal Palette Knives
12 oz Duck Canvas and 10 oz Canvas
Stretcher Bars
Phoenix Canvas Panels
Golden Gesso
Art Arch Willow Charcoal Sticks – Soft Thin
Plastic Squeeze Bottles
Metal Palette Cups
Sumo Slim Canvas Frames
Opus Plein Air Frames
Front-loading Canvas Frames – Opus Custom DIY Framing