Plein air oil painting
Doug Clarke, “Coppola’s Deli,” 2014, oil, 9 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 a recent issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Coppola’s Deli

“For setting a mood, you must have color harmony, and having a limited palette really helps with that. Paint small, paint a lot, and paint with a limited palette. It’s like music — learn basic chords, then go further. I added a new color recently and learned how it interacted with the others on the palette. Color is not a crash course. It takes a lifetime to really learn it. There’s always something more to learn about color.”
— Doug Clarke, “Inspired by the Silver Screen”

Read the full article in PleinAir Magazine, August/September 2020, and subscribe at, so you never miss an issue!

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