Plein air watercolor painting
Shuang Li, “Starting a Day, China,” 2018, watercolor, 12 x 18 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: Starting a Day, China

“I painted this scene in an ancient Chinese town where locals live along water canals like the old days. As I worked, I watched the people who lived in the houses go in and out for their morning wash-ups along the water. It was a beautiful and touching scene. To convey that feeling in the painting, I used a few simple brushstrokes to capture the morning routine of a Chinese housewife.”
— Shuang Li (“Adding Life to Your Landscape Paintings,” December-January 2019) PleinAir Magazine)

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