Plein Air

En Plein Air is French for "in open air" and refers to a style of painting where the artist composes and executes a painting outdoors in front of the subject. The plein air work here has spontaneity and vitality but may lack some of the polish a studio piece would have. That isn't necessarily good or bad: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Summer Spectacular

Pastel on Archival Panel
6" x 6"
© 2017 Gary Huber
Available at A. Banks Gallery, Bozeman, MT.

Spring Exuberance

Pastel on Archival Panel
12" x 12"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Available, contact the artist.

The Wandering Ways of Pilgrim Creek

Pastel on Archival Panel
11" x 14"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Plein Air for the Park 2016, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association, Jackson Hole, WY, 2016.
Available at Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, WY.

Barn Beneath the Hill

Pastel on Archival Panel
8" x 8"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Available, contact the artist.

To Summer Heights

Pastel on Archival Panel
11" x 14"
© 2016 Gary Huber
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Marina Morn

Pastel on Archival Panel
8" x 8"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Plein Air for the Park 2016, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association, Jackson Hole, WY, 2016.
Available, contact the artist.

Coconino Sandstone

Pastel on Archival Panel
8" x 6"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Available, contact the artist.

Sage-clad Slopes

Pastel on Archival Panel
6" x 8"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Plein Air for the Park 2016, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association, Jackson Hole, WY, 2016.
Available at Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, WY.

In the Flow

Pastel on Archival Panel
6" x 6"
© 2016 Gary Huber
Painted en plein air at Nez Perce Ford on the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park.
Available at A. Banks Gallery, Bozeman, MT.

Hunter Creek Aspen

Pastel on Hardboard
8" x 8"
© 2015 Gary Huber
Where in the World is Plein Air 2015, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
Available, contact the artist.

Morning Cloud, Mt. Moran

Pastel on Hardboard
10" x 10"
© 2015 Gary Huber
Plein Air for the Park 2015, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association, Jackson Hole, WY, 2015
Available. Contact the artist.

Over the Banks

Pastel on Hardboard
12" x 12"
© 2015 Gary Huber
Where in the World is Plein Air 2015, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
Available, contact the artist.

Where the Sandpipers Played

Pastel on Archival Panel
6" x 6"
© 2015 Gary Huber
Painted entirely plein air in Garrapata State Park near Carmel, CA.
3rd Annual Small Works Exhibition, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY, 2015.
Available, contact the artist.

Coastal Hide and Seek

Pastel on Hardboard
9" x 12"
© 2014 Gary Huber
From Rocky Creek Bridge on the northern end of Big Sur, the incredible section of California coast from San Simeon to Carmel, this scene was begun plein air. It was a trick catching the scene because a bank of fog kept rolling in and covering it up. I finally finished it in the studio but thanks to a good start on location that was easy to do
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North Fork Spring

Pastel on Hardboard
11" x 14"
© 2013 Gary Huber
I'm calling this a plein air piece although technically it isn't. It wasn't painted in the studio either. It was the demo piece I did for a pastel workshop at The Cowboy Carousel Center in November of 2013. The locale is the North Fork of Clear Creek in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.
Available at the Occidental Hotel Gallery, Buffalo, WY.

Monastery Beach Path

Pastel on Archival Panel
11" x 14"
© 2014 Gary Huber
Available, contact the artist.

Misty Morning Arch

Pastel on Archival Panel
11" x 14"
© 2014 Gary Huber
Mendocino Open Paint-out, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, 2014.
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Changing Early

Pastel on Hardboard
9" x 12"
© 2012 Gary Huber
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Davidson's Road

Pastel on Archival Panel
9" x 12"
© 2011 Gary Huber
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Blue Lake Falls

Pastel on Hardboard
12" x 9"
© 2009 Gary Huber
Available, contact the artist.