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White Pine Camp to host plein air workshops

— White Pine Camp will be hosting a plein air painting workshop exploring methods of painting outdoors with pastelist Diane Leifheit and watercolor/oil painter Tim Fortune on Osgood Pond in Paul Smiths in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The five-day painting workshop will take place Sept. 22-27, at the near peak of the Adirondack color season.

Diane Leifheit and Tim Fortune will demonstrate methods of painting, provide instruction in composition and design, preparation for painting the landscape using pastel, oil and watercolor. Workshop artists will paint the landscape and participate in day’s end critiques in the tradition of the great camp artists and philosophers who ventured to the Adirondack lakes and mountains in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Artists and their non-painting partners may lodge in the well appointed rustic cabins and take advantage of painting early morning fall sunrises on the pond as well as explore the network of trails and buildings that lace through the property.

The public is invited Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. to a Meet-the-Artists Plein Air Artists Showcase Reception, which will feature a guided tour of the camp, and discussion of plein air painting. The lodge will feature the works of Leifheit and Fortune and the working artists.

“The camp is is a dream for the plein air artist. Views of the lake, the tea house and boathouses are iconic Adirondack visions,” says Leifheit. “What a treat it will be to work on this property with Tim and develop work representing this unique space.”

“I am looking forward to working with Diane at White Pine Camp,” said Fortune. “Painting outdoors can be challenging but the results are authentic and capture the spirit of the land.”

For more information contact artist Diane Leifheit at DianeLeifheit.com or whitepinecamp.com

Artist Tim Fortune explaining the watercolor process when painting plein air.

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