Plein air landscape painting - Paul Kratter -
Paul Kratter, “Jackalberry Tree Sand River,” 2019, gouache, 3 1/2 x 5 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 the current issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Jackalberry Tree Sand River

“In June, I visited three South Africa game reserves in two weeks. Although the aim of the trip was to see as many animals as possible, my artistic goals centered around the landscape. I chose to bring gouache on this trip because it’s easy to set up — no messy oils or wet panels, and no looking for turpenoid or a place to toss out dirty paper towels. Working with this medium on location is so immediate as well. I can paint transparent washes or go in directly with an opaque color. Gouache also cleans up with water and doesn’t require an easel; I can simply paint on my lap if need be.”
~Paul Kratter, “Into Africa”
PleinAir Magazine, October/November 2019


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