– Jeanne Mackenzie reporting –

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, Christopher Leo Klein’s “Medard Park, Plant City.”

Lead Image: “Medard Park, Plant City,” by Christopher Leo Klein, walnut ink, 9 x 12 in.

A solid ink drawing with a touch of an antique feel to it, reminiscent of the sepia botanical prints. There is a nice range of values and a variety of interesting textures to liven up the scene. A variety of diagonals that counter each other help to lead your eye around the painting.


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