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Trey Finney, “Country Relic,” 2018, oil, 14 x 18 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: Country Relic

“At the start, I think about what’s in light and what’s in shadow. In “Country Relic,” the vegetation at the left side of the house blends into the building in shadow to make one dark shape. In that piece, I also wanted to exaggerate the sunlit, white shape on the right, so I pushed it from a value of 5 to a value of 8. I thought it created an interesting light and dark contrast. Andrew Wyeth liked high contrast and abstract shapes — and I’m a fan of Wyeth.”
— Trey Finney, “Creating Chroma Without Going Garrish” PleinAir Magazine, April/May 2019

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