Workshop Details

First Name Joe
Last Name Gyurcsak
Event Workshop
Start Date August 11, 2018
End Date August 12, 2018
Days S_____S
Times All Day
Cost (USD) $300.00
Location Paul Smiths College VIC
Address 8023 New York State Route 30
City Paul Smiths
State NY
Postal Code 12970
Country USA
Phone 518-891-1388
Capturing Light & Atmosphere of the Adirondacks This workshop’s main objective is to teach artists how to see and paint with more confidence, to learn how to create wonderfully energized plein air paintings which capture the unique light and atmosphere the artist envisioned from the moment of their inspiration.

Each day will include a demo, short lecture, AM painting scene, PM painting scene, solid individual guidance and valuable critiques, group critique optional. Drawing, Composition, Value, Color, Edges and Paint and Surface Manipulation will be covered.

About the Instructor, Joe Gyurcsak: In 1990, Joe Gyurcsak left a successful illustration career to pursue a fine art path. “I had a born again experience as an artist when I first saw natural light on subjects in the open air. It changed my way of thinking and creating, I had made the leap into the plein air painting experience.”

Since then Joe has participated in the Door County Plein Air Festival, Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Easton (2017 Grand Prize), Forgotten Coast Plein Air, Gloucester, VA Plein Air (2017 Grand Prize) and more. He is a 5-time faculty member at the Plein Air Convention. In 2013 and 2017 he was awarded finalist in the Plein Air Salon Competition. He is also featured in The 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic book.

Joe is a highly regarded instructor who has authored articles and lectured / demonstrated throughout the US at more than 140 major art institutions. He is the Resident Artist for Blick / Utrecht Art Materials as well as a member of the Salmagundi Club, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and California Art Club. Supplies French Easel or pochade box, portable chair if need be Easel umbrellas Sun screen, bug and tick spray, Sun Hat Comfortable clothing for weather at that time, use neutral colored shirts to cut down on reflection on painting

Canvas: 9 small to medium size panels or canvas: (3) 8”x10”, (3) 12 x16", (3) 12 x 12” or any others sizes in this range, bring variety

Odorless mineral spirits for oil or water acrylic / close brush wash can for either Rags for acrylic, paper towels oils & watercolor

Brushes – an assortment of flats and filberts and brights (size 2, 4, 8, 10) synthetics or bristle both good Watercolor either synthetic or sable, rounds 6, 8, cat’s tongue (oval brush) ½”,1”

Medium sized diamond shaped painting Knife for mixing and applying paint (Blick item A03126-1005)

Suggested watercolor papers cold or rough not larger than 20” x 14”, Arches, Bockingford, Terra Skin paper, Saunders Waterford, blocks are easiest so you don’t have to tape down paper on boards, or to prevent warping) I will show students how to prepare paper to create fluid effects)

Disposable palettes are the easiest for clean up

At least have a selection of warm and cool primaries (Watercolor painters may bring a combination of watercolor and gouache of the following colors) Cadmium Red Light / warm / should bring Permanent Rose / cool / optional Alizarin Crimson /cool / should bring Hansa Yellow light or pale / cool / should bring Cadmium Yellow Medium /warm / should bring Cadmium Orange /warm / should bring Phthalo Green / cool / should bring Chrome oxide green / should bring Viridian Green / should bring Cerulean Blue Hue / warm / should bring Cobalt Blue / cool / optional Ultramarine Blue / cool / should bring Titanium white or Flake White / either one should bring Buff Titanium white Payne Grey / should bring Small sketch book for notes and sketches 2b /4b pencil Kneaded eraser View finder and cell phone for photos if possible

A bag lunch and water each day. Refrigerator available to keep items cold.