Plein air oil painting
Stephanie Amato, “Sunflowers in the Garden,” 2017, oil on linen, 20 x 30 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: Sunflowers in the Garden

“You have to keep moving when you work outside. With a still life, you can take your time and work over a few days. If I do that, I lose the energy and freshness of the piece. I love flowers and the changing of the garden. You get two weeks with a certain flower, and then it’s gone, so that, too, keeps the painting fresh. Roses and tiger lilies are blooming right now, and I’ve been trying to get out every day to paint them before they’re gone for the season.”
— Stephanie Amato, “Inspired by Variety” (August-September 2018 PleinAir Magazine)

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