Join an artist painting session led by local artists, Jeanne Hougen and Kathleen Lanzoni at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.
Children 12 years and older are welcome to attend (parental supervision not required). Children 3-11 are welcome to attend with parental supervision.
This session is meant for those applying to the Outdoor Creations - A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show.
This is not a class. The artists leading the session will available for support and guidance as you create your work.
Walden Ponds - Photograph by Michael Lohr
Outdoor Creations - A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show
Boulder County Parks and Open Space is holding its second Plein Air art exhibit from October 10 through November 7, 2014. Selected work will be exhibited at the Great Frame Up - Longmont during this time. The "Paint-Out" period will take place between June 1 and August 10, 2014. The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2014. Learn more at BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout.
About The Leaders
Jeanne Hougen grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she spent time exploring the outdoors and admiring her father’s artwork. These early experiences led Jeanne into a passion for art and for the beauty and unique light only found outdoors. Inspiration often comes when least expected, as the subtleties of light and atmosphere transform the most humble of subjects, as well as things more grand.
Mostly self-taught, Jeanne began to paint on a professional level in 2005 and began teaching in 2010. Jeanne is a member of Oil Painters of America, and Plein Air Artists Colorado and has won numerous awards in both local and national shows. She most recently won 2nd place in the 2012 Colorado Plein Air event and was invited to participate in a prestigious 2013 Three Man Show as a result. Jeanne’s work can be seen year round in the Cornflower Gallery in Frisco, CO, as well as pARTiculars Art Gallery in Lafayette, CO, where she also teaches.
Kathleen was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston, receiving a certificate of completion, and at the Massachusetts College of Art, receiving a BFA. She is an award winning artists, a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and the Western Colorado Watercolor Society. She has been commissioned by several Hospitals and schools and private collectors to paint murals and original watercolors to enhance the atmosphere for the patients and students. Kathleen is currently exhibiting at Creations Art and Gifts in Lafayette, CO and Touch of Colorado in Lakewood, CO. She has paintings in several private collections and has ongoing exhibits in local spas, restaurants and Art Fairs. Kathleen grew up in Montreal and California, and for over 22 years has enjoyed the endless subjects to paint that living in Boulder, Colorado offers.
Kathleen paints with watercolors, acrylics and oils and greatly enjoys the mental and physical process of painting. Her subject matters explore an element of life, whether it is in landscape, architecture or still life. She revels in the exciting challenge of using light, movement, and balance to create a strong composition and to create the mood that will enhance the visual experience.
While painting plein air, she strives to capture not only the scene in front of her, but the atmosphere of the day, the smells, and the sounds. Kathleen takes this feeling with her to the studio or on a mural location, to recreate a quality image to share with others.