James Gurney spoke on camera about the advantages of working in gouache and casein en plein air.

Among the 20 instructors at the recent Susan Kathleen Black Foundation workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, was James Gurney. He took a moment to talk about the advantages of working en plein air in gouache and casein. 

“Wyoming Ranch,” by James Gurney, 2014, casein, 5 x 8 in.


The artist and his wife, Jeanette, worked in water media and casein (a milk-based medium) during the September workshop. The other participants in the event were tickled to see Gurney choose surprising subject matter amid the dazzlingly beautiful Wind River landscape. At one point, he painted a school bus. Later, he chose the view of a busy kitchen at the workshop headquarters. Over two nights, he shared his painting process and philosophy with a slideshow presentation to the 175 participants.


Gurney wrote a blog post about the day this video was shot. Read it here.

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