Krystal W. Brown, “While You Wait
Krystal W. Brown, “While You Wait,” 2020, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from Marta Stafford Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX, 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: While You Wait

“I’m an outside girl. I describe plein air as my muse. It’s what keeps me going. … Before, I was hiding my voice doing portraiture and commissions; you don’t have to put yourself into a portrait. To change from that was a challenge, but to honor who I am and what I think has transformed my paintings. When you put yourself into your work, you have skin in the game. If you prevent yourself from being fully committed to your vision, then you are limiting yourself. Now I don’t paint for sales, or for others. I don’t paint for any reason other than that I want to paint something. When I honor myself and my voice, that painting is scooped up and appreciated.”
— Krystal W. Brown, Taking the Viewer There

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

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