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: Loire Valley Pasture
“When I started in the ’80s, I was unusual in that I liked to go out to paint. Nobody took painting this way seriously; it was considered old-fashioned. But it’s about learning. Michelangelo was 89 when he sculpted his last pieta, and he said something along the lines of, ‘Only now am I figuring out how to do this.’ Hokusai was a genius as far as I’m concerned, but when he was in his 70s and already a great master, he wrote that he had calculated how long he would have to live to become a great artist. His answer? 125 years old.”
— Tom Hughes, “A Student of Painting”