Brooke Borcherding, “Evening Along the Riverbed,” 2019, acrylic
Brooke Borcherding, “Evening Along the Riverbed,” 2019, acrylic, 12 x 16 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: Evening Along the Riverbed

“I made the switch from oils to acrylics five years ago. I have a home studio, so the simple, water-based cleanup of acrylics made it very attractive. I was also drawn to its efficiency, thanks to the faster dry time. My approach to painting requires clean broken color that would take days to dry in between layers when I was working in oil. With acrylics, I can make more progress on a painting in the same day. And because I can get through paintings faster and put in those brush miles, I’ve been able to experiment and achieve a lot of growth in my work.”
— Brooke Borcherding, “Why Acrylic Is Perfect for Plein Air”

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

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