Plein air pastel painting
Jacob Aguiar, “Golden Marsh,” 2017, pastel, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

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

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Warren’s Beach

“My father’s rule was, if it was light out, we couldn’t be inside. That was partially because he worked nights and needed to sleep during the day. But we absolutely lived outdoors. I had two friends who had a pond on their property, and a brook running through. We explored, played hide and seek, built forts, had snowball fights, caught tadpoles, and looked for snakes — especially poisonous ones. A connection with nature was developed. It’s inherent within us; we lived outdoors for millennia. Evolution works on a slow timetable. Some of it for me is nostalgia for the really great, fun times I had outside as a kid. But it’s natural to be outdoors.”
— Jacob Aguiar (“Tied to the Outdoors,” December-January 2019) PleinAir Magazine)

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