Thursday, September 23, 5:00-7:00pm Eastern | Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level
Join Kari on her western travels! In this session we will be painting a scene from Arches National Park in Utah. Kari will demonstrate how to achieve a feeling of light and capture reflected light in the shadows of this scene. She will show the compositional sketch, initial block in and painting finish using oil color. During this session, we will be discussing color choices for a western landscape and how they may differ from colors used in other areas.
- Rigid painting panel 8"x10" aspect ratio with white surface we will be toning during class
- Oil colors: White, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Pyrrole Orange, Cobalt Blue
- Brushes: an array of synthetic long and short flats
- mineral spirits, paper towels, paper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, reference photo printed out
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.
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 Art Painting 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 the landscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York 2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers PleinAir Festival in Texas 2019, and Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020. 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 @kariganoungruizOn facebook as @KGRuizArt.