“Anasazi Trail” by Jim Wodark
Jim Wodark, “Anasazi Trail,” 2018, oil, 12 x 16 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: Anasazi Trail

“I ask myself why I want to paint a particular scene, what excites me about it, and why I want to design it a certain way. Having clarity in this initial phase is super important to me. If I don’t know what I’m trying to say, I won’t know where it’s going, and it’ll be difficult to tell when it’s done. The clearer I am with my vision of the painting from the onset — just what it is I want to communicate — the better the painting comes out.”
— Jim Wodark, “Design Makes the Difference”
PleinAir Magazine, April/May 2019

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