Watercolors by Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com
Joseph Zbukvic, “Red Awning, Paris,” 2018, watercolor, 12 5/8 x 19 3/4 in., Private collection, Plein air and studio

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: Red Awning, Paris

“I can do three or four paintings in a day — sometimes more. I rarely spend more than an hour on one painting. If I fiddle with it more than that, I’m going to kill it. …
By flickering things on and leaving things half-finished, I get that fleeting-moment look. If I define everything, it becomes boring. There’s nothing more boring than a perfect circle, but if you make some dots in a broken circle, your eye will be drawn to it to complete it. It’s an optical illusion.”
— Joseph Zbukvic, “Fleeting Moments”

PleinAir Magazine, April/May 2019

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