My husband paints outside in nature, his works are vivid and full of life! This is known as Plein Air painting. A painting done outside rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French en plein air, meaning ‘in the open air’. The Impressionists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light outdoors on color.
You can see some of his art here: http://www.turosshead.org/Artists/StuartWhitelaw.htm
Dont forget you can join in the “P” photo challenge …have a look in your archives and go to http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/a-z-archive-p-challenge/ to see what it is all about.