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, Mary Jabenss “Virgin River.” 

There are a lot of nice varied shapes in this painting. They are like puzzle pieces, each holding its own space, each on a plane of its own. It is a very harmonious mixture of the secondary triad hues — violet/orange/green.


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