Plein air painting is a challenging endeavor. The process begins with assembling and transporting your set-up and finding a good location. Once you get there, you need to deal with wind, weather, mosquitos, curious tourists, vehicles that block your view, and the occasional shady character. Add on the necessity of quick decision-making and simplification of shapes and color in ever-changing light. Once the pieces come together however, the result can be rewarding.