Join us for our June 12th meeting with oil painter KAREN LEONI June 12th, 2018 Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA Join us for an evening to welcome
Join us for our June 12th meeting with oil painter
June 12th, 2018
Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA
Join us for an evening to welcome guest demonstrator Karen Leoni. An awarding artist, Karen often paints plein air in an effort to capture the essence of the landscape. Usually these plein air sessions are accomplished close to home in Northern California but she also enjoys traveling and recently spent a month painting in Italy. Exploring new places, whether at home or abroad, is a constant source of inspiration for her.
Regarding her artistic philosophy, she states: “I feel very fortunate to live in California surrounded by the magnificent landscape with its endless variety. Painting allows me to closely examine nature and I now notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Time slows down when you paint or sketch. It’s magical.”
Working in both the oil and pastel mediums Karen believes that one enhances the other.
Currently she is primarily focusing on the figure and animals in the landscape and prepares by painting small studies outdoors in the plein air style. She believes that these studies improve the larger, finished pieces by enabling her to capture and recreate more accurate color and atmosphere. It also develops her “artist memory” when racing the clock and observing the rapid changes in light that only occur when painting plein air.
Her works are in galleries in California and New York as well as corporate and private collections across the U.S. and Italy.
Karen will be demonstrating an oil painting from a photo of a landscape of the California coast.
For more information, please visit her website: www.karenleoni.com.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alamo Women's Club
1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506