This is the light I recommend for your

Plein Air Nocturne Painting Adventure!

Oh the excitement! Oh the challenge! I'll help you get a leg up on the adventure that IS nocturne painting.

  1. Bullet Accurately shows colors

  2. Bullet Single LED gives just the right light output/brightness

  3. Bullet Clip on or free standing

  4. Bullet Flexible neck

  5. Bullet 2 LED heads included!

  6. Bullet 3 AAA batteries included!

  7. Bullet Assorted colors - white or rose

  1. *If you are attending one of my workshops, please enter code “HandDelivery” at checkout (click “show order summary”)


Kick Off Your Summer Plein Air Painting Season!

May 28-30 2019

Join award-winning Plein Air artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz for a retreat workshop hosted by the Inns of Aurora in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York. You'll spend 3 days painting with expert guidance surrounded by natural beauty. Kari is known for her unique way of capturing light in her plein air paintings. Her personalized instruction will assist students in choosing a scene and achieving a feeling of light in their own work.

Devoted beginners will build confidence while intermediate and advanced students will learn new techniques to refine their approach.  Instruction will be given in oil painting for this class; feel free to bring the media you’re comfortable working in. Please gather items from the materials list and get comfortable with them before the workshop date, and be ready to head outside! 

Retreat includes

  1. Bullet group and individual instruction

  2. Bullet painting demos

  3. Bullet shuttle transportation to painting locations

  4. Bullet 1 dinner, 2 lunches, and a critique with wine provided by the fabulous Inns Of Aurora!

  5. Bullet nocturne painting opportunity

Space is limited to 12 painters. Easels and stools will be provided. List of materials to bring with you found at bottom of this page.

3 Day Workshop Experience $600

($300 deposit due at registration,

special room rates available)

call 315-364-8888 to register, any time day or night!

I love my Rosemary & Co brushes -

“Handmade in England and used by Artists worldwide”

These are beautiful brushes - they have great spring and each one is balanced perfectly for a wonderful painting experience!


Ivory Long Flats, sizes 5 and 8 - long handle

   (for blocking in)

Eclipse Short Flats, sizes 4 and 6 - long handle

   (love the marks made by these!)

Pointed Sable Mix, size 4

    (for fine finishing details)

I also recommend the Evergreen line, and the Golden Synthetic flats are great if you would like something with a softer touch.





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Kari Ganoung Ruiz


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New Worshop in Aurora NY, January 2020!