Painting of a snowy ground
Bethann Moran-Handzlik, “Advent,” 2014, oil, 48 x 40 in., Available from Peninsula School of Art Guenzel Gallery, Door County, WI, Plein air

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote from a recent issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Advent

“We were in the last phases of a Wisconsin winter — snow, melt, snow, melt, snow. On this occasion, I was drawn to the islands of exposed ground and the cloud of wild asters growing in my backyard. I decided to paint the flowers life-size, right at my feet. I worked on the painting outdoors over the course of 10 days as the snow came and went, but steady on, I got what I came for.” — Bethann Moran-Handzlik, “Portfolio: Snowscapes”

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, December/January 2021, and subscribe at, so you never miss an issue!

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