Molly Lipsher, “Into the Light,” 2011, pastel, 24 x 36 in., Private collection, Studio
Molly Lipsher, “Into the Light,” 2011, pastel, 24 x 36 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: Into the Light

“In my recent series of paintings, I have focused on fleeting moments of dramatic light, such as sunsets and sunrises, flashes, and glares. And even though I’m inspired by the drama of painting toward the beginning or end of the day, in certain circumstances I don’t adhere to what we have been told are optimal conditions.

Though the contrasts from shadows may be less prominent midday, I find the extreme glare bouncing off objects in the landscape at this time to be compelling. It dazzles the eye, and it’s fun to try to capture that quality of light.”

— Molly Lipsher, “Adventures in Pure Color,” PleinAir Magazine, April/May 2019


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