Starting this Saturday, March 25, the Gallery will be highlighting the landscape paintings of Richard Lindenberg. That afternoon at 3:00 the artist will give a talk titled “How Photography Influenced My Painting Life,” which promises to provide a deep appreciation of Richard’s superb paintings, as well as applicable lessons to aspiring pictorial artists of all kinds. The exhibit will be up through April 22.
By comparing two pictorial art forms, the talk will offer fresh insights on composition. Richard Lindenberg has been painting since 2001, but his pictorial art career reaches back much further, beginning with his work in large format photography, which he studied at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. “In 2001,” he recounts, “after taking a painting class in soft pastels to enhance my Polaroid transfers, I was swept away by the possibility of actually being able to paint.” Eventually he moved from pastels to oil paint. But along the way he applied lessons in composition first learned as a photographer but that transcended particular media.
Richard recalls an epiphany he had in 1972 during a photography class in Yosemite Valley with master photographer Paul Caponigro. After setting up their tripods in a meadow, the class learned that without moving but “truly looking” and allowing themselves to be absorbed by their surroundings they’d discover ample subject matter. Richard says, it was a lesson “still present in my mind most painting days today.”
Join us this Saturday for Richard’s talk, “How Photography Influenced My Painting Life,” and enjoy his beautiful paintings!« Back to Blog