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Everything that is painted directly and on the spot has always a strength, a power, a vivacity of touch. All pictures painted inside in the studio will never be as good as the things done outside. (Paul Cezanne)

Plein-air paintings are a bit like short poems. These poems are not deep and heavy but more light and breezy. A good poet might write a bunch of them and throw away more than a few. A plein-air painting is rough and reveals a good deal more about the artist than a studio job. (Paul deMarrais)

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