Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour - Rancho La Puerta
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Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour

Week of June 22, 2024

Artists enjoy painting in the “golden hour” because everything becomes progressively more interesting and exciting as shadows lengthen. Daily demonstrations in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor will be short to allow participants time to work. Bring your favorite traveling art medium. Since instruction is individual, artists of any level may participate.

This is a unique opportunity to study with two accomplished and warmhearted artist-educators at the same time. Ken and Stephanie are both well known for their ability to help each person find their own individual drawing and painting abilities

Daily classes Sunday through Thursday, tentatively 4 to 6 pm.


Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, Goldman has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions in Holland, Paris, Italy, Greece, China, Colombia, Mexico, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. In California Goldman has shown at the Oceanside Museum of Art, The Fischer Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum, and the Autry Museum. Recently, 2012 through 2024, Ken’s work has been exhibited throughout China: The Shanghai International Biennial, two Shenzhen International Biennials, five Universities: Jimei, Quanzhou, Tsingua, Qingdao and the Shanghai University.

Goldman’s work is included in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Fine Art, the Hilbert Museum of California Art, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, North Carolina’s Hickory Museum of Fine Art, the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Zuo Wen Museum in Qingdao China.

The author of seventeen instructional books on Pastels, Acrylics, Charcoal and Artistic Human Anatomy, Goldman has also been featured in several magazines, including The Art of Watercolour, Southwest Art, International Artist, Watercolor Magic, Splash 12, 13 & 19 and The Artist’s Magazine, among others. Ken is Past-President of the National Watercolor Society.

Ken and his family have been a part of the ranch family since 1955. He has painted the RLP landscape since the early ’70’s.

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Stephanie Goldman is known for her richly colored figures, insightful portraits, boldly painted miniatures and dynamic charcoal, pencil and ink drawings. Some of her exhibitions include fifteen unique portraits of children entitled “I Am A Child” at The Riverside Art Museum, “Bearing Exquisite Witness” at the Joan Croc Institute for Peace and Justice USD, a special portrait unveiling of director Erika Torrey commissioned by the board of trustees for the Athenaeum in La Jolla and many group exhibitions including the San Diego Museum of Art, Gotthelf Gallery – La Jolla, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Natural History Museum, Hyde Art been reproduced by Frontline Publishing and Ramprod and Eastmeetswestco. Stephanie teaches Figure Painting and Portraiture at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and has worked with artist Ken Goldman for over two decades collaborating on large and small Public and Private Art Projects. Visit: