Bette Belanger Plein aire painting in an impressionistic style
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Gatineau based artist Bette Belanger has been honing her skills in observing and painting nature for over 20 years. Originally a Watercolourist, Bette has changed mediums to oil and works in an alla prima style. Her growth and development as an artist have come from her continual applied curiosity and exploration of painting. Bette is a self-taught artist and her work is predominantly plein aire.
She likes to explore the scenery of Georgian Bay where she grew up, along with the Outaouais and Ottawa area where she now lives. She often develops her smaller plein aire paintings into larger studio works.
My art explores the rugged diversity found in the North American landscape in an impressionistic style. I use oils alla prima when painting en plein aire to keep the sketch fresh and immediate.