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Yong Hong Zhong, “The Magic Hour,” 2018, watercolor, 7 x 10 in. , Collection the artist, Plein air

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: The Magic Hour

“You have to have an idea of what to say to begin with. And then you can’t be timid in the way you use your design, your brushstrokes, or your values — especially in watercolor. Because the medium doesn’t leave a lot of room for correction, you have to be confident. You can even break the rules if you do it confidently. You can do things like place your subject matter in the very center of your paper. There will be a lot of mistakes and failures, but over time, your work will get better.”
— Yong Hong Zhong, “No Fear Watercolor”
PleinAir Magazine, February-March 2019

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