Mitch Baird, “Boat Builders Entry,” 2018, oil, 11 x 14 in., Collection the artist, Plein air
Mitch Baird, “Boat Builders Entry,” 2018, oil, 11 x 14 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Boat Builders Entry

“I teach optics in conjunction with design. I tell students, ‘Abandon the symbols, and paint what you see.’ When you look at a broad mass, like an interior wall, it will hold as a single plane, but if it is long or large enough, it will change its color in places because there is light bouncing around that affects the way it looks. The plane may take on a glare from a lamp, or another kind of reflected light in the room, and change color. I am always conscious of these color changes.” ~ Mitch Baird, “As He Sees It”
PleinAir Magazine, June/July 2019


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