Terri Ford, “California Gold,” 2018, pastel, 6 x 12 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Terri Ford, “California Gold,” 2018, pastel, 6 x 12 in., Available from artist, Plein air

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

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: California Gold

“As the light source, skies generally are supposed to be the lightest element in landscape painting. I disregard that rule often, however, especially when I’m painting around midday. With the sun up high between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., it can wash out a lot of things in the landscape. To balance this, I push the color of my sky, as in ‘California Gold.’ The deeper and darker I can make it and have it still work, the richer the painting becomes.”
~ Terri Ford, “Deeper, Darker, Richer”
PleinAir Magazine, October/November 2019


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