Patti Mollema

"As a plein air (outdoors) painter, I am primarily looking for a slant of light and shadow to focus on for a composition. The light conditions are more important to me than the subject matter, something I believe has to be learned outside on location rather than in the studio.
The trick is to capture the scene before the sun and shadows move on and the original scene changes or disappears! That makes plein air painting more like a sporting event! So while painting with oils outdoors, the use of a painting knife works faster than a brush for me. Plus, I love working with the texture. Painting outdoors is like a mini-vacation to explore new scenes, take in our beautiful landscapes, to learn more about painting, and I always come home refreshed. I feel very fortunate whenever I have the opportunity to paint “en plein air”.

- Patti Mollema

Painting

Native View - Oil

Painting

Shaded Creek - Oil

Painting

Talking on the Bridge - Oil

 

Painting

In for the Night - Oil

Painting

Welcom Walk - Oil