Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to promote an awareness and understanding of painting and the artist's spirit. It simply reflects the artist's personal experience and is not affiliated nor does it represent any individual organization or entity. All work and text within is owned by the artist and is protected by copyright. Please ask permission to use images and text.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Portrait Oil Painting Workshop

Sample of the artist's work
Portrait Oil Painting Workshop - November 7, 2010 at the Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ from 10AM - 4PM in the West Studio.

Working from a live model under north light students will be taught to simplify and compose a portrait painting through the usage of form, composition, color, perspective, planes and light. How to use a prismatic palette will be discussed. Study of massing, values, relationships, edges, progression, atmosphere, mood and prismatic light effects will be strongly emphasized. Beginning and advanced students will benefit from individualized attention. This one-day workshop is appropriate for painters of all levels. Those new to oil painting are especially welcome. A brief portrait painting demonstration will be offered at the beginning of the workshop.  For more information please visit www.dianakgibson.com

Friday, April 2, 2010

Landscape Plein Air Workshop - Oil Painting with the DuMond Palette



Landscape Plein Air Workshop
Oil Painting with the DuMond Palette


Instructor - Diana K. Gibson

Saturday, May 1, 2010
(alternate rain date: May 15, 2010)

8AM to 12PM

Location: The Skylands NJ Botanical Gardens, Ringwood, NJ.

Workshop Description:
This workshop is ideal for those familiar with the DuMond landscape palette and for those who wish to be introduced to a prismatic landscape palette. Students will paint on location in the plein air tradition at the scenic beautiful gardens of the Skylands NJBG. Study of the progression of light, creating depth, massing, values, planes, atmospheric and prismatic light effects will be strongly emphasized. A brief demonstration will be offered. A one on one concise lecture of the philosophies behind the DuMond landscape palette will be available to those interested. Beginning and advanced students will benefit from individualized attention. This half-day workshop is appropriate for painters of all levels of skill. Those new to oil painting are especially welcome. For more information please visit www.dianakgibson.com


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oil Painting Workshop - Painting Brass & Copper

Diana K. Gibson- Oil Painting Workshop

Painting Brass and Copper

Sunday, March 14, 2010 10AM to 4PM
Snow date, March 21, 2010

Ridgewood Art Institute
12 East Glen Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


The workshop will take place in the north lit west studio of the RAI. The class will start with a brief discussion about how to approach the north lit subjects. How to use a prismatic palette will be discussed in detail. Students will have their choice of several different brass and copper still life setups to paint from. Study of massing, values, edges, atmosphere, mood and prismatic light effects will be strongly emphasized. A brief demonstration will be offered. Bring your lunch. Kitchen facilities are located on site.

More details:
Learn how to make metal luminous! Working from life, students will be taught to simplify and compose a still life painting through the usage of form, composition, color, perspective, planes, and light. How to use a prismatic palette will be discussed in detail. Study of massing, values, relationships, edges, progression, atmosphere, mood and prismatic light effects will be strongly emphasized. Students will have their choice of several different north-lit brass and copper still life setups to paint from. Beginning and advanced students will benefit from individualized attention. This one day workshop is appropriate for painters of all levels of skill. Those new to oil painting are especially welcome. A supply list is available.

For more information visit the artist's website: www.dianakgibson.com