Learning PLEIN AIR


If You Want To Learn Plein Air Painting, You Care About One Thing: “CAN I DO THIS?”

terry ouimet teaching plein air oil painting



 Yes You CAN Do This- With My Proven 4 Step Plein Air Painting Process!

I understand what it’s like to want to make beautiful plein air landscape paintings but instead you feel overwhelmed and unsure.

Plein air painting is unlike any other creative process. You are fighting against time and the outdoor elements. It’s exhilarating, and challenging but with this process, anybody can do it.

I have a step-by-step method and a proven system that will help get you started and simplify the plein air process.  Using this system, you will become a better plein air painter-and have fun!.

It’s the same process handed down by legendary Impressionist Sergei Bongart to my teacher, Don Sahli.

This method of Russian Impressionism teaches you how to simplify the complex landscape, and “see it” in a way that will enable you to confidently paint bold, colorful brushstrokes and complete a beautiful painting in a short period of time before the light changes.

You are in the right place and we are here to help.

Pursue Your Passion To Plein Air Paint

Our Mission Is To Help You Become A Better Plein Air Painter.

I started Learning Plein Air © so that beginner plein air students can learn the best techniques online at a low cost and often free,  instead of traveling to expensive workshops.

My vision is for students to learn at their own pace , in their own surroundings but still be part of a friendly, helpful online community for ongoing support and learning. 

Join our community with your email below and pursue a hobby (or career) that will bring you immense joy and peace.

I want to share with you step by step exactly how I took my painting to a higher level. You can have access to a learning system that will help you become proficient at the most amazing, creative activity on the planet!

It works. I’ve experienced it.

I can show you how to get there.

Join our community today !

Here’s Why We Can Help You:


Obsessed With Plein Air

I’m strictly a plein air landscape painter. Many teachers use plein air painting as a complimentary tool to help improve their main gig, studio paintings. Not me.

My studio is outside. On an icy river, or in an aspen forest in the fall. I only care about one kind of painting, PLEIN AIR PAINTING.

My plein air landscape painting technique takes you through 4 steps that with practice, can help you go from blank canvas to beautiful painting.

Learning Plein Air. Do what you love.

Here To Serve You

Being able to plein air paint in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado is a blessing and a gift.

I want to pass that joy on to others.

Founder: Terry Ouimet. Monet Of The Mountains. Specializing entirely  in plein air landscape oil painting.

Education: Art Students League of Denver. Apprenticeship with Plein Air Impressionist Don Sahli.

Experience: Sold paintings consistently in 5 Colorado galleries, won awards in shows, completed private commisssion paintings for many clients.

Mission: Teach you the Russian Impressionism Plein Air technique so that you can make beautiful plein air paintings.

You are in the right place. We want to support your effort to learn one of the most joyous and exhilerating hobbies out there.

And if you your dream is to one day sell your paintings, we can help.

Are We A Good Fit?

This painting system is for the person serious about wanting to put in the time and effort needed to learn a proven plein air painting method.

If you are finally ready and determined to pursue your passion to paint outdoors and dream of making beautiful paintings, then I am probably a good fit for you.

Do What You Love.

Relaxing. Peaceful. Challenging. Enjoying fresh air and God’s beauty.

We want to empower you to pursue your passion of plein air painting. You can do this.

Learning Plein Air. Let the fun begin.

Happy Customers

“For 15 years I’ve looked for that perfect piece of art in Telluride, and I have never found one that really captures our love for the mountains until we found your paintings!”-Jill C

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 “I think you are a gifted painter and teacher and appreciate your expertise!” -Bill T