Time: 09:00 AM
Join Kari Ganoung Ruiz for a plein air painting session with a focus on painting architecture in the landscape in downtown Clifton Springs. Kari will discuss using perspective and shadow shapes to strengthen a plein air composition. There will be a brief demo of the compositional sketch and initial block in using oil color, then approximately 2 hours of guided painting time.
Saturday, June 25th 2022, 9am-12pm.
Please note, supplies are not included you will need the following supplies for this workshop:
• A rigid painting panel with white surface to be toned during class (choose a size you’re comfortable with).
• Oil colors:
– Cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light)
– Warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium)
– Cool red (Quinacridone Red)
– Warm red (Cadmium Red Medium)
– Ultramarine Blue
• You will need to bring everything normally needed for painting inside or out:
– Mineral spirits
– Paper towels
– Brushes (Kari suggests an array of synthetic long and short flats)
– Sketchbook, pencil and eraser
In addition, consider these suggested items specific to outdoor painting: layered clothing, comfortable shoes, bag or cart to corral your gear, hat with brim, umbrella (just in case)
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 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 York 2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers Plein Air 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 collections across the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado. See Kari’s work on Instagram as @kariganoungruiz, facebook as @KGRuizArt, or on her website www.KariGanoungRuiz.com.