Tiffanie Mang, “Trees at Buena Vista Park,” 2019, gouache, 6 x 6 in., Private collection, Plein air
Tiffanie Mang, “Trees at Buena Vista Park,” 2019, gouache, 6 x 6 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: “Trees at Buena Vista Park”

“I don’t want to obsess over the rendering; I’m most interested in getting the light and dark shapes down to make the composition — that’s what is most important to me. I want to capture the spontaneity, the first feeling that the landscape embedded in me. I want to remember that one split second that the landscape spoke to me. That’s what’s really exciting. It may be the patterns of leaves, or the silhouette of trees. I don’t want to think too much about the process, because the moment I do, I start to stiffen up. I just let myself melt into the landscape to capture the subtle color and value shifts. I like to see how fast I can paint while maintaining the integrity of the painting.”
— Tiffanie Mang (“That First Feeling,” Feb-Mar 2021 PleinAir Magazine)

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, February/March 2021, and subscribe at https://www.outdoorpainter.com/subscribe, so you never miss an issue!

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