Award winning artist to teach art workshop

Internationally acclaimed artist Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three-day portrait painting workshop in Lake Country from Aug. 25 to 27.

This is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils.

The course will centreon the experience of painting from life in the manner of the classical masters of antiquity.

Gordon will demonstrate how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair.

Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel.

Discussions will include proportion and structure of the head, stages to developing a painting, as well as form, shape, value, edges, balance, unity, light and modeling with colour temperature.

Gordon  will be returning to B,C, after spending a month studying in Norway with the prominent Norwegian painter, Odd Nerdrum.

She will bring new inspiration from this apprenticeship to the workshop, in addition to her experience assisting other Master Painters such as Yuqi Wang and Jeremy Lipking.

In the last couple of years, Gordon  has had paintings on the rental wall of the Vernon Public Art Gallery and has donated artwork to their fundraiser, Midsummer Eve of the Arts.

She has also donated two works to this year’s Midsummer Eve of the Arts.

Art patrons will have a chance to see some of Gordon’s recent paintings this fall at the Lake Country Artwalk.

Gordon is an internationally exhibiting fine artist.

Her work has earned numerous prestigious awards, including Best of Show in the National Art Premier, Elmhurst, Illinois; a Merit Award from Daniel Greene in the Salon International 2009; and Third Prize in the Portrait Society of Canada’s International Portrait Competition.

She has been featured in a number of magazines, publications, and television shows, including Southwest Art’s Emerging Artist: 21 Under 31 and Bravo!’s Star Portraits.

Her paintings hang in more than 400 collections worldwide, including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

To view her work please visit her website www.kristygordon.com.

To register for the workshop, or for further information, please contact Bev Gordon by telephone at 250-766-1126 or by email at beverleybobshe@yahoo.ca.


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