In this Art Chat, Linda Fisler, welcomes award winning artist, Joseph McGurl. Joe has developed his own, unique techniques to replicate, in paint, the realistic characteristics of the objects found in nature. The art chat covers the various skills Joe uses to create masterful and gorgeous landscape paintings. Joe discusses his plein air techniques and effective methods he employs to transform his plein air sketches into a larger scale studio masterpiece. He will also discuss how understanding the physical aspects of nature can aid the artists depiction of landscape in a painting.