The first day of the workshop will be devoted to landscape painting, en plein air. The second day of the workshop will focus on still life painting. Demonstrations and individual critiques by John Traynor during the workshop will provide guidance concerning the interpretation of light and color, and how to build forms. There will be a constructive critique of works during the final hour of the workshop, highlighting accomplishments and suggesting directions for improvement.
Workshop Limit: 18 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. After we have 18 participants registered for the workshop, we will maintain a wait list.
Workshop Materials: Participants should bring their usual painting supplies, including their plein air painting easel. A suggested materials list will be provided to workshop participants.
Workshop Fee: $250 ($240 for Glastonbury Arts members).
Over a very distinguished career as an artist, John Traynor has developed a distinctive use of color and brush stroke that epitomizes his impressionistic style with oils. John favors painting on location from life. At home, he paints the bucolic New England countryside, the hustle of New York cityscapes, or the clear light of the American shoreline from Maine to California. He has expanded his artistic vision through numerous painting expeditions to Holland, Brussels, Italy, and France. Works of art range from 2 x 3 inch miniatures to 40 x 50 foot murals.
John received classical training at the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, studied art education at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut; figure painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York; drawing with Carroll Jones in Stowe, Vermont; and sculpture with Brother Jerome Cox in Florence, Italy.
John C. Traynor is the recipient of over two hundred awards of merit for his art, including the Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Robb Sagendorph Award, and the Frank Dumond Memorial Award for best light and atmospheric effect in a painting, John’s work is included in over one thousand private and public collections in the United States and abroad.
John is a member with the Hudson Valley Art Association, The Salmagundi Club of New York, and The National Society of Mural Painters. He has been recognized with the Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor and Merit, the club’s highest award. Given to distinguished citizens in various fields, Salmagundi uses the award to honor devotion to endeavors that link one area of culture to another and one human being to another. Mr. Traynor has also received the artistic distinction of Copley Master from The Copley Society of Boston, the oldest non-profit art association in America.