Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Plein Air Landscape Painting in Central Park

I think Central park is most beautiful in the fall and I'm loving this weather! What better way to spend the last days of September then painting in the park!  I'm teaching a plein air landscape painting class this weekend (September 26th and 27th) and there are still a couple spaces left!  No fancy equipment required. As you can see from the photos below you can even just use a cardboard box and some tape to make your own lightweight portable easel.  Also if you don't want to buy a new set of paints we can make arrangements for you to use mine. Here's a description of the class.  I hope you can join us!

Location: Central Park Ravine, by Huddlestone Arch, five minute walk from Central Park North and Malcolm X Boulevard 

Here's a shot of the beautiful Central Park Ravine where we'll be painting!

Dates: September 26 and 27 from 11am to 4pm

$200 for both days, $100 for one day

This two-day plein air painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the landscape in oils using a full palette.

The course will center on the experience of painting outdoors (en plein air). Participants will learn the fundamentals and principles of designing and executing plein air landscape paintings.

Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel.  Class sizes will be kept small to maximize personal instruction.

The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and design a strong composition. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire. 

To register for the workshop, or for further information, please email kristy@kristygordon.com.

The Artist's Magazine September Issue

I am thrilled to announce that one of my paintings, "Cree" (2014) has been featured on the September cover of The Artist’s Magazine. In addition to being on the cover, this issue includes an eight page spread on my work written by B.J. In the article I share details of my artistic practice including how I painted a portrait of myself swinging upside down. I’m grateful to B.J. as well as the magazine’s editor Maureen Bloomfield for giving me the opportunity to speak about my work and my process. You can order copies of the magazine here, grab a digital copy here and have a peak at the feature below.