Monday, January 11, 2010

Frank LaLumia - Artist & Teacher

Frank LaLumia is a teacher as well as an artist. His home page has a link to three demonstration videos, and he is offering four workshops this year. One is in watercolor (Bend, Oregon), one is in both oil and watercolor at his studio in Trinidad in southern Colorado, one is a Plein Air Painters of America Workshop and Seminar for oil painters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and one is an oil painting workshop in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

He has also written a book on plein air painting in oils and watercolor for North Light Publications, and there is a link to exerpts here.

He believes that painting from life is the great teacher. "One of the great Epiphanies on the Artistic Road is the Realization that we are painting Light, not things. We leave the comfort of our studios in an attempt to learn this lesson. If you can paint Light, you can paint anything under the sun."

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I am familiar with his beautiful work in both water and oil color.
Also, have his book.