Peggy Immel, “Winter Field,” 2016, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air
Peggy Immel, “Winter Field,” 2016, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, 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: Winter Field

“I believe it’s most important to discern what a painting is about — to know what it is I want to convey. Is it the light, something about the subject matter, a color combination, or color temperature gradation? Maybe it’s just a feeling I have. Whatever it is, I need to define it early on because once I know and lock that in my mind, I keep revisiting that idea as I’m working, and this gives my painting process clear direction. Otherwise, the painting can be like that story that goes around a big circle and when it gets back to the beginning, it’s not at all the same story. We have an idea, then lose it and go off following another trail, and another. Staying focused and true to the original idea is key.”
~ Peggy Immel, “Path to Success”
PleinAir Magazine, June/July 2019


Click here to subscribe to Plein Air Today,
a free newsletter from the publishers of Plein Air Magazine.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here