Lindsey Kustusch plein air painting
Lindsey Kustusch, “The Cotton Gin,” 2018, oil, 11 x 14 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: The Cotton Gin

“I always start with the same questions. What is this painting about, and where is my center of interest? Once I realized how important having a ‘point’ to your plein air painting is, everything started to make sense, because now I can efficiently prioritize my time. Everything is a supporting act to the focal point, and time should be spent accordingly.”
— Lindsey Kustusch (“Indoors, Outdoors, and Back Again,” December-January 2019) PleinAir Magazine


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