"I love the idea of painting outside. Painting in the studio just doesn't give me the sense of satisfaction that I get when I paint a plein air painting. Maybe it's the fact that I get to use all of my senses when standing "out there", smells, sounds, and of course views help to create the plein air artist's final vision. Sometimes the whole sensory process can almost be a heady experience. And sometimes not. But there is something that gets the heart beating a little faster, and it's almost like an adrenaline rush when you're on a mountain top and it's fall and everything around you is head over heals beautiful.The essence of trying to get vision down on canvas in a reasonable amount of time is the best part of the experience."