Brett “Mon” Garling, “Capertree Blues,” 2020, oil, 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in., Collection the artist, Plein air
Brett “Mon” Garling, “Capertree Blues,” 2020, oil, 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in., Collection the artist, 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: Capertree Blues

“I’ve grown up in the bush, and I’d rather be in the bush than anywhere else. I like to sit quietly and interpret it. … I grab a sunrise or early morning scene to get me out of the studio. It gets my head level. Without it, I think I’d go mad. … I like to paint the beauty of New South Wales. It has it all — mountains, rivers, and oceans. Australia strikes me as timeless and ancient. It gives me goosebumps to see the land worn down over millions of years, with the hardy and harsh vegetation. Geology, how things are formed, always intrigues me.”
— Brett “Mon” Garling (“The Ties that Bind,” Feb-Mar 2021 PleinAir Magazine)

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, February/March 2021, and subscribe at https://www.outdoorpainter.com/subscribe, so you never miss an issue!

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