Painting of Yosemite Valley
Kathleen Dunphy, "Mountain Majesty, Yosemite Valley," 10 x 12 in.

Creating a major studio painting takes more than just the desire to paint. Hours of research to find an inspiring location, time in the field to paint plein air studies, weeks of design work while the idea percolates, and days (or sometimes even months) of painting all go into creating the final product.

But so often in the art world, we only see the end result of an artist’s creation: the finished painting hanging in a beautiful frame. What goes on behind the scenes to make that painting happen? How does the artist get the idea? What happens during the planning process? Where does she even start?

In her new LPAPA show, “Outside Insights,” Kathleen Dunphy will take you behind the scenes to show you her painting process from inception to final painting. The exhibit will include 4-5 larger studio paintings, as well as the field work that inspired and informed the paintings: plein air studies, sketchbook drawings, notes from her journal, and photographs of her time in the field. Learn how one artist approaches her work in this informative and engaging exhibit.

Painting of Laguna Beach
Kathleen Dunphy, “Laguna Light,” 9 x 12 in.

Exhibition Details:

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s (LPAPA)
Kathleen Dunphy Solo Show, “Outside Insights”
On view through July 4 at the LPAPA Gallery, California
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Related > Join acclaimed artist Kathleen Dunphy as she captures the light in the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains with her video workshop, “Capturing the Light.” Learn why understanding the quality of light is so important and how to express that confidently in your own paintings.

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