Painting a Vintage Truck

Online class with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Tuesday, June 7 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm EST

Online - Oils, Advanced Beginners and Up

About the Class:

In this session, explore backlit scenes, painting shiny objects, using shadows to ground forms, viewing your subject from a low angle, and much more!

We will talk about how to simplify the complex forms of vehicles, and painting a subject almost entirely in shadow. Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block-in, and painting finish using oil color.  Paint along or sit back and enjoy the ride!


  • Rigid panel with white, smooth surface:  Students will be toning during class so choose a size your comfortablewith (approx 9"x12" aspect ratio)
  • 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 to view and print)

Reminder - This painting and the sole use of it are the property of Kari Ganoung Ruiz and may not be reproduced without permission. Paintings done in this workshop are for study purpose only and should not be sold or represented as the participant's original work.

About the Artist

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 and shadow 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 the landscape 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 PrizeMonuments And Canyons Plein Air Colorado in 2021. Kari's work is held in public and private collections across the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado.

On Instagram as @kariganoungruiz
On Facebook as @KGRuizArt

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