Rick J. Delanty, “Spring Clouds Over the Pier,” 2020, acrylic under oil, 11 x 14 in., Private collection, Plein air
Rick J. Delanty, “Spring Clouds Over the Pier,” 2020, acrylic under oil, 11 x 14 in., Private collection, 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: Spring Clouds Over the Pier

“When used outdoors, acrylics behave more like watercolor than oil, as far as logistics and process are concerned. You can lay down a toned ground and allow it to dry quickly before painting, and passages that need to be modified may be painted over opaquely with a dry brush or palette knife almost immediately. And since the diluent for acrylic is water, you can paint just about anywhere you have access — an advantage over having to arrange for Gamsol while traveling, plus it’s free.”
— Rick J. Delanty, “Why Acrylic Is Perfect for Plein Air”

Read the full article in PleinAir Magazine, October/November 2020, and subscribe at https://www.outdoorpainter.com/subscribe, so you never miss an issue!

PleinAir Magazine OctNov 2020 Cover

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