Thursday, September 24, 5:00-7:00 PM EDT
Come along on this cross-country trek to paint the great expanses and beautiful colors of the Midwest and Southwest! Let's explore how to simplify a complex scene and capture a sense of DISTANCE in a painting! This is a 2 part series (but you can sign up for each separately), bookending Kari's participation in the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.
- Rigid painting panel - have an 8x10 and 9x12 on hand, white surface (we will tone it during class)
- Oil colors (includes 2 additional colors for a western landscape - a lighter value and more chromatic red and blue, to help represent all of the reflected light out there!): white, cool yellow (cadmium yellow light), warm yellow (cadmium yellow medium), pyrrole orange (https://www.dickblick.com/items/00416-4983/), cool red (quinacridone red), warm red (cadmium red), cobalt blue, ultramarine blue
- Mineral spirits
- Paper towels
- Brushes: an array of synthetic (soft) long and short flats
- Paper (or sketchbook)
- Reference image printed out (will be emailed to you on the day of class and Kari will sketch with you)
Will be emailed to participants on the day of class!
Where Can I Buy Supplies?
The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid is offering curbside pickup and limited delivery services! Call 518.523.2950 to order any materials you may need and pay by phone.
About Kari Ganoung Ruiz
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 their work. The thriving gallery space meant an increasing draw on their time, and a cut in available painting 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 in New York 2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air in Florida 2018, and Grand Prize Two Rivers Plein Air in Texas 2019. 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. Kari's work is represented by Gallery 46 in Lake Placid NY, Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua NY, and Salmon Gallery In Trumansburg NY.
2020 - Best Nocturne, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL
2019 - 3rd Place, Castine Plein Air Festival, Castine, ME
2019 - Honorable Mention, Capitola Plein Air Festival, Capitola, CA
2019 - 2nd Place, Keeseville Plein Air Festival, Keeseville, NY
2019 - Honorable Mention, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, Canandaigua, NY
2019 - Blick Award, Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA
2019 - Grand Prize, Two Rivers Plein Air Festival, New Braunfels, TX
2019 - People's Choice Quick Draw, Two River Plein Air Festival, New Braunfels, TX
2018 - 3rd Place, Harford Plein Air, Bel Air, MD
2018 - 1st Place Quick Draw, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, Canandaigua, NY
2018 - Honorable Mention, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, Canandaigua, NY
2018 - Princeton Brush Award, Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA
2018 - 1st Place Quick Draw, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL
2017 - Grand Prize, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, Canandaigua, NY