The Beauty of the Skyscape
With Linda Glover Gooch
To Register Call Jane 435-313-5008
Linda Glover Gooch
“Painting has been a part of my life since the age of 13, with both of my parents and grandmother being amateur artists, painting was a natural part of growing up. I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t using a paint brush or creating. Now, many years later, it has such a different meaning for me. It may be my life’s career, but I see it as an opportunity to plant seeds for the Lord. I completely look to Him for the creative power that lives in me to help develop each piece. I trust and believe that it will evoke emotions in particular viewers that will witness to them of his greatness.”
A Westerner her whole life, Linda Glover Gooch grew up in the warmth of the Southwest. Spending time as a child playing in the orchard groves, washes and arroyos of Southern California is where Linda developed a love of the desert and canyons. Linda embraces the vast canyons that stretch across the West.
Studying and working on location throughout the Canyons of the west has been her pursuit for the last 10 years. Multiple trips and many hours on location bring new inspiration as each day reveals different light and weather conditions. Intrigued by the monumental size of the Canyons, the variety of colors, values, and texture creates a challenge to the Plein air painter. The grandeur and ever-changing moods of the western Canyons are a constant source of inspiration and an important part of her continued growth as an artist. Dramatic light and cathedral structures draw her to this subject with its strength and never-ending beauty. Working on location rejuvenates her, giving her the needed fuel to work indoors, bringing life into larger studio pieces. Being able to share this with collectors and viewers is truly a blessing and such a privilege.
Linda’s work has been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines. She continues to share her gift and enthusiasm by teaching workshops across the country. She currently resides in Mesa, Arizona with her Husband Joe.
Awards and Publications
Grand Canyon Seven 2nd Annual Exhibit, Mountain Trails Gallery, Sedona Arizona
Best of Plein Air, Plein Air Magazine. Zion National Park, In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Plein Air Invitational and Exhibit.
Grand Canyon Seven Premier Exhibit, Scottsdale Arizona.
Oil Painters of America, National Exhibitions of Traditional Oils, Participation in Ten National Shows
Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
Judges Recognition Award for best body of work. Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon Arizona
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up, The Other Side of Western Art, Seven years invitational, Wickenburg, Arizona
Best Quick Draw, awarded by Southwest Art Magazine.
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Crested Butte, Colorado
Merit Awards. Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Winter Park, Colorado
Award of Merit and Artist Choice Award. Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Estes Park Colorado
Award of Merit. J Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Peoples Choice Award. American Woman Artist Membership show, Texas Art Gallery, Dallas,
Art of the West Magazine featured article. “The Journey Continues.”
Southwest Art Magazine featured article. “In the Moment”
Upcoming publication: Art of the National Parks, Historic connections ~ Contemporary Interpretations. Scheduled for publication 2013. A Showcase of America’s finest artist who paint from within the country’s National Parks. Fresco fine art publications in conjunction with Jean Stern, Irvine Museum, California.
Oil Painters of America, Signature Member
American Women Artist, Master Signature Member
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
Grand Canyon 7
In this workshop, students will study various clouds and skies from thin wisps to threatening thunderheads. Billowing clouds come in countless shapes, sizes, and various colors.
Participants will work with photographs with low horizons giving a focus on how to handle different skies, including sunsets and stormy scenes.
Linda will provide several photographs and students are encouraged to bring photos of skies that they would like to paint. Students will learn to create a feeling of the landscape that gives the painting life, going beyond just copying a photograph. Special attention to values, composition, and edges will be discussed along with several examples of clouds in progress. This workshop will include instructor demonstrations, visual teaching boards, and study handouts.
See more of Linda’s work HERE
Workshop Supply List
Phone: (830) 935-3386, or 481-9500 (cell)
WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST
(If you have a good supply of materials and equipment, don’t feel the need to buy new stuff. However, review this list and get what is here that is not in your supplies.)
PANELS/CANVAS: 6 X 8, 8 X 10, 9 X 12,10 X 12
It is strongly recommended that you use these sizes in the workshop, not larger sizes. I use 1/8” gessoed panels (1/8”mdf or masonite) that you make these yourself, or buy. You can also gesso multi-media paper.
SKETCHBOOK: A small (6x8) sketch book, a 6B pencil, Kneaded eraser,
Prismacolor premiere felt brushes, optional, (with two tips) in gray values 20%, 50%, 70% and black.
VIEW FINDER: Make a viewfinder out of black or gray mat board, or order from: View Catcher, 888-834-6165, or Art Supply Warehouse, et al.
GRAY SCALE & COLOR WHEEL: Gray Scale & Value Finder, and a small 4”Color
Wheel from Art Supply Warehouse (ASW).
BRUSHES: Hog bristle, good quality Flats or Filberts. Utrecht or Robert Simmons has a good value bristle, buy their top of the line in Nos 4, 6, 8 & 10, and a small script liner, or #1 or #2 sable/kolinsky round.
PAINT ERASER: This is rubber tipped on both ends, different configurations available. Get one with a flat chisel type end, pointed on the other end.
PAINT: A limited palette* of:
Cadmium Yellow (pale or lemon) Cadmium yellow medium Cadmium red light
Indian Red (Gamblin or Grumbacher) (Optional) Ultramarine blue
Cadmium Orange Titanium** white (buy a good quality white)
Alternate set of primaries (not required):
Yellow Ocher, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Red
* I use Gamblin, W&N, and Rembrandt, primarily.
** Buy a white that does not have zinc, if possible. Studies have shown zinc to cause cracking.
PALETTE OR PAINTING KNIFE: 1-1/4” or 1-1/2”.
PALETTE: If you are using a French easel you will need a portable palette. You can use a piece of non-glare glass, or buy a folding palette such as
Easel Pal from Artisan Santa Fe. If you are using an Open Box M, Guerilla Box, Easy L, etc, the palette is built in.
OUTDOOR SKETCH BOX, PORTABLE FIELD EASEL, FRENCH EASEL, POCHADE BOX, OR OPEN BOX M, or SOLTEK
ODORLESS THINNER (Gamsol, or Turpenoid)
LEAK PROOF BRUSH WASHER 8 oz size. You can use a leak proof sealable plastic bottle at least 8 oz.. Do not use odorless thinner from the hardware store!!!
PAPER TOWELS OR RAGS
GLOVES (optional) Nitrile gloves from Lowe’s paint dept., or your pharmacy
TRASH BAGS, OR GROCERY BAGS FOR USED TOWELS.
DRY BOX (WET PANEL BOX):
You will want a dry box, this is a lidded box with slots for carrying wet paintings done on panels. I recommend Ray Mar because of its light weight.
If you are painting on 1/8” panels be sure to get the wet panel box that is sized to accommodate panels not stretched canvas, and vice-versa.
UMBRELLA : Get the kind that is made to attach to a French easel, or a small rain umbrella in a neutral color.
Get a package of Mini stretch cords from WalMart (for fastening umbrella to easel.
MISCELLANEOUS: Sunscreen, water bottle, wide brim hat, sturdy shoes, dark shirt, an extra bottle to dump your thinner in at the end of the day to recycle the next day.
BOOKS TO READ:
THE ART SPIRIT by Robert Henri; HAWTHORNE ON PAINTING by Charles Hawthorne; CARLSON’S GUIDE TO LANDSCAPE PAINTING,
John F. Carlson, (This one is great as a text book on landscape painting); THE COMPOSITION OF OUTDOOR PAINTING,
by Edgar Payne, (more advanced than Carlson’s book, but excellent); ED WHITNEY’S GUIDE TO WATERCOLOR, good for Principles and design; ART and FEAR, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. Read any
other books that inspire you.
SOURCES: Utrecht, Art Supply Warehouse (ASW), Open Box M, Ray Mar,
Cheap Joe’s, Dick Blick, and etc.