Amsterdam Corner by Grzegorz Schnotale in Krakow, Poland.

Amsterdam Corner by Grzegorz Schnotale in Krakow, Poland.

Fast and dry, deliberate and wet, Schnotale can use both techniques in plein air. Here he is painting the above in Amsterdam.

What I like best about this fast and dry piece is how you get a sense of this corner in Amsterdam without any of the detail. You get relative scale but nothing is given to you, you have to earn it. To know how big the building is you have to focus on the people – which you can hardly see. To see where the river goes you have to let your imagination run wild. And what is the building for? Who knows?

You can see more on his Facebook page.