July 26: Let's Talk Art! (with William Truman Hosner)
Friday, July 26
The art critic Holland Cotter, wrote the following in a review of a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibiting some of the first artists to break the straight-jacket mentality of studio painting and head out into nature: “These little paintings that were meant to be discarded often carry a spark that is lost in translation to the master work.”
In this Summinar we will discuss the history and practice of plein-air painting. Why would any reasonable person want to leave the comfort of the studio and go outdoors and deal with changing light, rain, wind, and freezing cold weather? Why not just take a photograph to hold the scene and then work fromthe photo? What is the value in plein-air painting? We will endeavor to answer these questions by looking at exemplary paintings done outdoors and discussing the methods used by plein-air painters.
WILLIAM TRUMAN HOSNER
William Truman Hosner has been a plein-air fine artist for 28 years. He was an illustrator for 17 years before that. He received his BFA from Wayne State University, and he is a former instructor at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, where he currently resides.