Painting Moran’s Yellowstone
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Daniel Hidalgo, Kara Hidalgo
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Moran by learning to paint outdoors at some of the same locations that inspired the famous Yellowstone artist. Not only will you learn how to capture the essence of a scene, but you'll also learn the significance of artists like Moran to Yellowstone's history.
Through classroom and field sessions you'll practice incorporating the sensory experience of being outdoors-temperatures, sights, sounds, lighting, and atmosphere. You'll also improve your skill with composition, color theory, and painting in changing outdoor conditions.
About the instructors
Daniel Hidalgo has been finding the inspiration for his artwork in the quiet stillness of Yellowstone's wondrous landscapes for many years. Daniel is the Director of Education at Idaho Art Lab, where he teaches painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, lapidary and lost wax metal casting and leads weekly plein air field trips. Daniel specializes in acrylic & oil plein air painting. He also creates hand-carved block images printed on paper made from bison dung, along with his business partner at Dung & Dunger Paper Arts Studio. He has been a guest artist of the Yellowstone General Stores since 2006.
Kara Hidalgo is the Executive Director of the Idaho Art Lab, a visual art makerspace, where she teaches painting workshops. She is an award winning watercolor plein air painter. She also teaches digital and large format film photography and analog darkroom classes. Her background is in graphic and web design. Kara helps organize and lead weekly plein air field trips in the Yellowstone Teton region (open to everyone). Her specialty in painting and photography is landscapes with water features.
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