An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
Time: May 31, 2012 at 10am to June 5, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Mammoth Lake, High Sierra, California
City/Town: Mammoth Lake
Website or Map: http://www.silvanagallerywork…
Phone: 818 662 7070
Event Type: plein, air, (outdoor, painting)
Organized By: Silvana Gallery Workshops
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2012
I would like to take the student from where he or she is today in their painting career and see if we
can move towards the interpretation of nature through composition of shapes, color harmony and
balance, and dramatic design. We will not focus upon detailed photorealistic depictions, but rather
an artistic interpretation of the scene before us in terms of the light, masses, and special beauty
we appreciate and enjoy in each unique vista.
The comments of artists who lived and died a hundred years ago are correct when describing what I think about art today in the 21st century. Good taste in art is rare, and good art only addresses
itself to an exceedingly small number of individuals (Spoken by Paul Cezanne in 1873).
In 1890 Pierre-Auguste Renoir stated that the desire for regularity and perfection in art destroys art; irregularity is the basis of all art.
"My name is Karl Dempwolf, I was born in Germany at the start of the second World War. Since engineers were needed at the start of the cold war five years later, my father decided it would be
good for all of us to immigrate to the US to start a new life in 1954. Art and photography were
hobbies, but after graduation and the start of a career, these hobbies took on a more important
role in my life. For the next 20 years, I painted for enjoyment and was busy in photography to make
For the past two decades I have been painting every day and have developed ideas about my painting that coincidentally mirror those of the great French impressionist painters. Schools of art
have come and gone in the public’s eye, exalted by critics one year then gone the next. As
Cezanne said, good taste in art is rare. I have decided to create art without trying to please
anyone, nor appeal to the crowed arena of art lovers who don’t have good taste in art. My mission
as an artist is to design a painting by interpreting the landscape, working with the masses of
clouds, hills and fields that appeal to me, and using colors and values that vibrate, to create a
finished work which is a thing of beauty, regardless of current fads or trends".