Thurs, May 26, 5:00pm EDT
(Oils, advanced beginners and up.)
In this session we spend time exploring chicken characters! Kari will discuss how to compose a painting with animals that are constantly moving and how to handle shifting light effects over a painting session. We will recreate this painting from the summer of 2021 - "Breakfast Is Served". Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in, and painting finish using oil color.
Materials: rigid panel with white, smooth surface we will be toning during class, choose a size your comfortable with.
Oil colors: white cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Lemon), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Medium or Naphthol Red), Ultramarine Blue.
Brushes: an array of synthetic long and short.
Flatspaper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, mineral spirits, paper towels reference photo printed out.
Click here to view/download the reference image for class!
Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in Central New York State,which set the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. After receiving her BS in Fine ArtPainting from Ashland University in Ohio, Kari and her husband Photographer Diego Ruiz opened a picture framing studio and Gallery featuring fine art. An encouraging response to her work prompted more space at the boutique to be used to display paintings, and eventually the move to a much larger location. Due to the increased visibility of the new gallery, the draw on their time became much greater and began to cut into studio hours. At this time, Kari began to focus on plein air work; feeling the need to learn about light andshadow directly from the natural world. In 2014, the couple moved the gallery online in order to allow both of them to travel and move forward with their artistic careers. Kari and Diego now travel the US, capturing thel andscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers PleinAir Festival in Texas 2019, Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020, and Grand Prize Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Colorado in 2021. Kari's work is held in public and private collectionsacross the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of LandManagement in Colorado. On Instagram as @kariganoungruizOn facebook as @KGRuizArt