9 x 12 inches
An example of a plein air sketch. When painting outdoors, the amount of visual information can be overwhelming. It often helps to focus in on a relatively small slice of the environment. Use two L-shaped pieces of cardboard to form an adjustable view-finder. Look for unconventional views - a seascape need not include sky or a horizon. It need not look out to sea. This view is directed back at the shore.