Plein air landscape paintings
Christine Lashley, “Trout Pool,” 2017, oil, 18 x 24 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: Trout Pool

“I’m passionate about plein air painting. Some people think it’s so much harder than studio painting. I tell them to start simple and break the process down into stages. First, just put down some color blobs and relate them to one another (darker, lighter, warmer, cooler). Enjoy the tapestry of nature — how the colors are laid out and connected. Then add shape-making and drawing to your skill set. … Mother Nature is an amazing teacher, and plein air painting teaches us to place our trust in her.”
— Christine Lashley (“When More Is Not More,” October/November 2018, PleinAir Magazine)


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