Tackling the Landscape On-Site
August 21-23, 2020
9:30 AM-4:30 PM
The workshop will be conducted primarily in oil, however students are welcome to work in other mediums. Students will be helped in setting up to paint, laying out a palette and getting a painting started. Choosing a subject, organizing a composition, and relevant color choices will be covered. Starting with small quick studies and limited color palettes students will build up to longer one-day paintings. An important component will be learning how to sketch and note-take so as to hone observational skills in order to paint away from the site. Daily group critiques are an important component as well as one-on-one instruction and demonstrations.
Elizabeth O’Reilly received her BEd from The National University of Ireland, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has participated in residencies at the Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland, the UCROSS foundation, Wyoming and the Ragdale Foundation, Illinois. O’Reilly has received numerous awards including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, a Charles G. Shaw award for painting and a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation. A documentary on her work, Ealaiontoir Thar Saile (AN Artist Abroad) was shown on network TV in Ireland. O’Reilly taught an outdoor landscape class at The New School for Social Research for many years. She has taught extensively at colleges in New York City, including Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute. She also taught watercolor and collage at The National Academy School. She currently teaches at The New York School of the Arts in New York City and at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. O’Reilly shows at the George Billis Gallery in Chelsea, New York where she showed in the spring of 2018 with Lois Dodd. Her work has been reviewed in Art In America, The New York Sun and Art News. O’Reilly’s work is found in many corporate and public collections, including the State Department, Washington D.C., The Office of Public Works, Ireland, the Memphis Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN and the Ogunquit Museum in Maine. elizabethoreilly.com