by Jeanne Mackenzie
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Kayti Didriksen’s “Fall Evidence, Catskills.”
This artist looks like she had a lot of fun loading on the color. No need to spell out hard edges of a barn or buildings. The viewer fills in the information with the strong punch of color. By keeping the foreground texture more muted, you jump into the middle-ground subject.