Monday, January 31, 2011

July Lecture in the Catskills

This coming July 8th at 7 pm in the Catskill Mountains of New York, I’ll be a one-day guest lecturer at the Grand Central Academy’s Summer Workshops for a presentation on color and light.

I’ll give an evening lecture during the workshop of Senior Hudson River Fellow, Thomas Kegler (above). His week-long course called “Field Study for the Studio Landscape Painter.” Tom’s work has the rare quality of being closely observed and poetically inspired, and he could have held his own with any of the traditional Hudson River School painters (Kegler's "Buffalo Creek Dusk," below). 

My lecture will cover material from the new book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, geared for plein air painters who want to explore the methods of the pre-impressionist Hudson River School Painters. Besides the digital slide show, I’ll have original paintings to show and books to share. If it’s like last time I visited, there will be plenty of opportunity for camaraderie and shop talk.

The full course will go from July 5 - 17, 2011 (10 instructed days, 1 free uninstructed day). The tuition is $1350, which includes Mr. Kegler’s instruction, park fees, 2 group meals, and my lecture. The class is open and is now accepting registrations.
Previous GJ Posts on the Hudson River Fellowship.
Color and Light on Amazon
Grand Central Academy's Summer Workshops
Senior Hudson River Fellow, Thomas Kegler


Jamie Turner said...

Hi, James --

I'm reading your book, "Color and Light" and it's fantastic. Really brilliant stuff.

I'm at your blog and would like to subscribe to it via email so I get it daily.

It doesn't look as though you have an email subscriber link. Are you planning on adding that sometime soon?

A good tool for that is Feedburner, which is part of the Google family of products.

Thanks again for writing a terrific book. I'll be back.

-- Jamie Turner

My Pen Name said...

Its always a great bunch of artists that go there. Congrats..looks like the HRF is changing the structure of the program..

James Gurney said...

Hi, Jamie, thanks for the suggestion. We put a little "subscribe" button on the sidebar.