Plein-Air Painting in Central Park

with Christopher Gallego

Thursdays & Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
June 9 - August 19, 2018

Christopher Gallego, American, b. 1959, big pine, 2009, oil on wood panel, 29 x 19 in., Sold

Christopher Gallego, American, b. 1959, 2008, Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 in., Sold

Christopher Gallego, American, b., 1959, Lake Clara, Richmond Hill, GA, detail

Christopher Gallego, American, b. 1959, White Pine with Broken Branch, 2007, Oil painting on canvas mounted to board, 12 1/4 x 9 in.

Gallego's Approach...

Painting is an inside game.  Use your eyes, your mind, and your intuition. Technique comes second.
Think abstractly. Don't label anything you paint.
Focus on the process more than the outcome
Don't imitate.
Watch your state of mind while you work.
Paint directly, use a knife, and load it up.
Have some fun & don't obsesss.

Things to remember about plein-air...

Work quickly within a 2-hour window.
Limited palette.
More texture & energy, less medium.
Exaggerate the distance slightly.
Don't be thrown by shifting light; go with it.
Politely ignore admirers who want to chat with you (repeat...politely.)

Christopher Gallego, American Realist Painter & Draftsman, images, bio page

New York realist painter, teacher & blogger Christopher Gallego has received five fellowships; his drawings and paintings have shown in notable galleries and museums throughout the US.

His monthly blog posts are read & shared by tens of thousands of artists and non-artists worldwide.