I always love that saying among artists... "Plein air painting is NOT for sissies"... It does hit the nail on the head!
The light is always changing, the weather is a big variable, hands can get too cold, paint can get stiff, bugs can be annoying, here in Yellowstone 'wandering' wildlife is always a possibility, then there's the wind... sigh....
But I persist - I will NOT be a sissy!! :)
Winter plein air painting in Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Thaw 6"x12" plein air oil by Shirl Ireland
Don't tell, but truly, I love it! You may even consider me 'a plein air addict'!.... I have plein air painted in many places and many venues....
Fall painting on an island in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana
Painting at an outdoor rock concert - (notice the ear plugs)
In the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park as Castle Geyser was erupting!
From my kayak in the Adirondack Mountains.
High up over a Montana valley
On the Oregon Coast