• From Plein Air to Studio: An Important Tip

    1 month ago - By Kem Studios

    'A River Runs Through It' 9x12 pastel on board ©Karen Margulis. $275
    There is something special about plein air studies. Even if they aren't perfect frame worthy- paintings, they are an authentic response to a place and time. The colors and values in a plein air study are a reflection of what we experience in real life. These studies often have a freshness that can be difficult to duplicate in a studio painting. But when we use a plein air painting as inspiration for a studio piece it can often be a frustrating experience.
    I have a suggestion for a more successful studio painting. Don't...
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