This Sunday I'll be part of a Plein-Air Invitational at the New York Botanical Garden. (Link to YouTube).
There will be more than 20 invited out-of-door painters, including Paul Bachem, Garin Baker, Eleinne Basa, Zufar Bikbov, Shari Blaukopf, Mike Budden, Armand Cabrera, Hiu Lai Chong, Denise Dumont, Lisa Egeli, Mary Anna Goetz, Elissa Gore, Frank Guida, James Gurney, Jeanette Gurney, Stapleton Kearns, Janice Kirsh, Chris Magadini, Brad Marshall, Lisa Mitchell, Ricky Mujica, Susan Weintraub, Stewart White, and Lois Woolley.
We'll be painting in several locations around the Gardens. Although this isn't a workshop, and it's not an open call for other painters that aren't on the list to bring their easels, it's a good chance to quietly observe various setups and ways of working.
You can also see a couple of the paintings that I've done while in residence there if you visit the gift shop.
If you're a beginning artist or you have kids who want to draw and paint, there is a special garden area to learn to work from nature, with free materials and guidance from an instructor.
All this is to support and celebrate the exhibition in the NYBG's Art Gallery of American Impressionism by artists such as Maria Oakey Dewing, Matilda Browne, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, and John Singer Sargent, and a garden interpretation by Francisca Coelho, NYBG's V.P. for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.
NYBG "Impressionism in the Garden"