Shar Coulson, Cliff Side Memories, 2019, mixed media, 12 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air
Shar Coulson, Cliff Side Memories, 2019, mixed media, 12 x 12 in., Private collection, 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: Cliff Side Memories

“Nature, with its unpredictability and endless variety of organic shapes, is one of my primary sources of artistic inspiration. When I paint in plein air, my objective is not to capture the realism of what I’m seeing. Instead, I’m in a state of ‘gathering truths’ through all of my senses to build an inventory of shapes, textures, colors, and feelings that I will later draw upon when working in my studio. In other words, I paint outdoors so I can paint indoors.” ~ Shar Coulson, “Pushing Boundaries,” Plein Air Magazine, Dec 2019-Jan 2020

Read the full article in PleinAir Magazine, Dec 2019-Jan 2020


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