Tim Oliver, “Terlingua Trading Post Vista,” 2017, watercolor
Tim Oliver, “Terlingua Trading Post Vista,” 2017, watercolor, 10 x 14 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Terlingua Trading Post Vista

“What always makes me want to pull over to the side of the road and paint is a landscape with a story— either a story that’s going on now or a story that happened in the past. I’m attracted to places where big skies and long horizons intersect with where man has been or is currently. It’s the abandoned farmhouse or grain elevator, or it’s the working grain elevator, with lots of activity around it. It’s not the majestic mountains, rivers, streams, and beaches that people love to paint. The subjects I’m attracted to are more mundane, maybe, but I’m drawn to those stories — real or imagined. I see an old farmhouse and I wonder, Who lived there? Were they happy? What tragedies did they live through in their lives?”
~ Tim Oliver, “Watercolors With a Western Flair”
PleinAir Magazine, June/July 2019

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