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Pastel Artist Captures America’s Most Beautiful Landscapes en Plein Air

Pastel Art by Aaron Schuerr

Armed with his canvases, easel, and pastels, en plein air artist Aaron Schuerr takes to the great outdoors to capture some of America’s most stunning landscapes. From the forests of Yellowstone National Park to the beaches of Laguna Beach, each artwork captures the beauty and tranquility of nature’s fleeting moments in vibrant, chalky hues.

Schuerr’s ever-growing portfolio clearly showcases his love of nature—from clouds and waves to lakes and trees, each element is rendered in the artist’s distinct style. “The heart of my work is in the outdoors, absorbing the pattern of light on the landscape,” says Schuerr. “The open air is my stage, and in the best moments, I am lost in it.”

Schuerr often photographs his work while it’s still on the easel, outside, with the real scene behind it. Each piece looks so true to reality, that his canvases appear to blend into the surrounding landscapes. The artist’s tray of colorful pastels are often included in the shot, revealing the range colors he uses to create each artwork.

Scroll down to check out some of Schuerr’s beautiful pastel art. Want to learn how to create art like his? Read our guide on how to draw with pastel sticks.

Landscape artist Aaron Schuerr captures the beauty of America’s landscapes in chalk pastels.

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He creates each piece outside, en plein air.

Pastel Art by Aaron SchuerrPastel Art by Aaron Schuerr

Each piece looks so true to reality, that his canvases appear to blend into the surrounding landscapes.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Aaron Schuerr.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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