Recently, I spent a beautiful, summer day of plein air painting along the world famous Big Wood River in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Big Wood River ©2019 Lori McNee 9×12 oil on linen

Scroll down below for a quick little Instagram video of my plein air painting set-up. Plein air painting is a term for painting outside in the fresh air. When painting outside, the artist must work quickly because the light and weather changes quickly. I like to keep my supplies down to a minimum. It’s important for me to use a lightweight, yet stable pochade box which is a portable easel.
I have quite a few different pochade box easels. But for this day, I chose my handy and hardy Strada Easel. This easel is a favorite and was the perfect choice for quickly setting up and painting along the Big Wood River. You can read my review here > On The Go With Strada Easel
To make my outdoor painting life even more simple, I always paint with Cobra solvent-free oils, water mixable paints! On this day, I even used the water directly from the Big Wood River! I like to infuse my plein air paintings with the local water.
People often ask me what supplies I use. So here’s the answer! This little painting was painted on Fredrix linen with the Aspen brushes I helped develop with Princeton Brush Company!
I hope you enjoy seeing my beautiful Idaho plein air painting day…

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Putting the finishing touches on today’s first plein air painting of the week! I’m painting along the Bigwood River in Sun Valley, Idaho! I painted this with my Cobra solvent-free oils on Fredrix linen with the Aspen brushes I helped develop with Princeton Brush Company using my Strada Easel. 😃 Come see my paintings and say hello @kneelandgallery Friday night at Gallery Walk 😃 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #pleinair #pleinairartist #pleinairpainting #outdoorart #landscapepainting #paintingart #river #artistsoninstagram #stradaeasel #princetonbrushes #lorimcnee #paintoutside #getoutside #oilpainting #sunvalley #solventfreewithlorimcnee #solventfree #cobraoil #idahoartist #idahome #riverart #riverpainting ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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