Plein air painting - Mike Barr -
Mike Barr, "Goolwa Beach Sailing Club," 2017, oil, 36 x 60 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: An All-Important Focus

“To me, the atmosphere of the beach is the all-important focus. Let the photographer document the detail; I’ll capture the essence of the place by enhancing what’s already there. The plein air impressionist’s job is a wonderful one, and it doesn’t mean copying the scene, it means capturing the day.” — Mike Barr, “Creating the Illusion of Distance, Light, and Atmosphere in Beachscapes” (June-July 2018 PleinAir Magazine)

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