Landscape oil painting -
Jim Wodark, “Night Watch,” 2016, oil, 20 x 24 in., Private collection, Studio

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: Night Watch

“If I get the chance, I go out at on a moonlit night and take notes on the colors and values of the scene. With these notes, I then look at the scene in the daytime and give myself permission to make up color combinations and values. What I like most about this approach is that I don’t know what I’m doing until I figure it out.”

—Jim Wodark (“Day For Night,” October-November 2018) (PleinAir Magazine)

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  1. Frederic Remington: The Color of Night was an exhibit at the National Gallery in 2003. Every one who thought it wouldn’t be worth mounting had to eat crow, it was a sublime crowd pleaser. The catalogue published by the NGA, paperback ISBN 0-89468-2997, cloth ISBN 0-691-11554-0. One could use it to find the paintings that are in public collections.


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