Colorado painter Michael Lynch paints both in the studio and on location, but even his studio work has the kind of vibrant immediacy associated with plein air painting.
Lynch’s paintings, particularly his smaller plein air pieces, have a wonderful surface character — in which the painter takes evident joy in the placement of his brushstrokes, weaving them into a textural tapestry that forms the finished work.
Frustratingly, for a painter whose work has such an painterly appeal, the reproductions on his website are inexplicably small.
Fortunately, you can see some of his work reproduced somewhat larger on the Gallery 1261 site. (Click again on the image detail page to see the larger versions. Note the link to the “Artist’s Archive Page” for more.)