Landscape painting in blues
Bill Cone, “Shallow Blues,” 2020, pastel, 7 x 7 in., Available from artist, Plein air (retouched in studio)

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: “Shallow Blues”

“The Sierra are visually rich, providing not only epic compositions, but also intimate ones, and everything in between. Water in various states — placid and in motion — plus the chiseled and fractured granite, which in its mid-toned light gray acts like a magnet for depicting the color temperatures of reflected light in shadow, are a few of my favorite subjects.”
— Bill Cone, The Splendor of California’s Eastern Sierra

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, December/January 2021, and subscribe at, so you never miss an issue!

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