Plein air paintings
Fran Ellisor, “La Bougainvillea at my Window,” 2019, oil, 16 x 12 in., Available from Red Oak Gallery, 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: La Bougainvillea at my Window

“In general, parks and squares offer more room to set up your gear, whereas it can be difficult to situate your easel and umbrella on the cobblestone streets or extremely narrow sidewalks. In those cases, I tend to look for doorways or small spots out of the way where I can set up in the shade of the buildings. The side streets not only offer quieter experiences, they can frame some of the most picturesque scenes as well, so the beauty overcomes the challenges.”
— Fran Ellisor, “The Magic of San Miguel de Allende”

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

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