plein air paintings - Kathie Odom, “Log Some Time,” 2018, 12 x 12 in., plein air
Kathie Odom, “Log Some Time,” 2018, 12 x 12 in., plein air

An excerpt from Kathie Odom’s book of 112 reflective paintings, “Let the Art Speak.”

“As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to paint John Oliver’s homestead in Cades Cove,” says Kathie Odom.

“We hiked in early one morning before cars were allowed access and, doggone it, I left every brush at home! I scrounged deep into my gear box to find one that had been given to me… a short, thick-bristled unused brush.

“It was nothing like my airy, scraggly #279 Masters Choice Long Flats by Rosemary & Co., but I had the best time with that one little brush anyway. The paint did exactly what I wanted… it just flowed.

“Toward the end, I bent over and plucked a few blades of grass at my feet to use for painting in the hair-like weeds in the foreground. What insecurities I can have when missing the tools I’ve grown to love. Where there is a will, there is a way!”

Learn more about Odom’s painting techniques for “nostalgic impressionism” with the art video workshop, Bold Brushwork (available here).

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