Kathie Odom, “Bless Her Heart,” 2020, oil, 16 x 20 in., Available from Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon, Studio

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: “Bless Her Heart”

“Where I come from in the southeastern United States, white homes are scattered all about the countryside. Long before suburbia, they were the norm. Today, many of these old souls speak volumes to painters like me who are pulled into their past, and I often feel an obligation to tell their stories. Like many of her neighbors, the white house in ‘Bless Her Heart’ has weathered many years and is still standing. The sun-drenched clapboards speak loudly as the focal point of the painting.”
— Kathie Odom, “The Elements: Telling the Story of Your Subject”

Read the full article in PleinAir Magazine, June/July 2020:

Plein Air Magazine


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