Doors open at 6:30 pm, and Hertling’s presentation will begin at 7 pm. He will talk about creating at his studio, and he also will conduct a demonstration on painting plein air painting, considered one of the best ways for an artist to learn to see the true colors of nature and capture the mood and feeling of a scene or place. En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” Many artists throughout history – including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Claude Monet – created their works through plein air painting. This technique requires specific skills and techniques.
Hertling is the founder of the Michigan Plein Air Painters and member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. His television series, “Your Brush with Nature,” earned an Emmy nomination and international acclaim. Hertling began drawing and painting as a child in Germany, and started his career in commercial art and advertising – first in Hamburg, Germany, and then in New York – until he joined some of the best illustrators and artists in the Detroit auto industry, and eventually opened his own studio.
The LFAA meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at Cleary University, located at 3750 Cleary Drive (off Grand River Avenue and west of Latson Road).
Everyone is welcome. Note: the meeting on Sept. 26 will take place in Cleary’s Chrysler Building, Room 112.
Mark your calendar for the LFAA Fantasy of Art Show, Friday, Nov. 24 from 3 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 am to 6 pm, at the Howell Opera House.
For more information on the Livingston Fine Art Association, visit its Facebook page or its website: https://livfineart.com.
About The Livingston Fine Art Association The Livingston Fine Art Association fosters the appreciation and development of fine visual art and artists by providing opportunities for art exhibitions, programs and education.
About Cleary University Founded in 1883, Cleary University is a four-year, world-class accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees from a unique Business Arts curriculum, driven by a faculty of thought leaders with deep, practical experience in their industries. Providing on-campus and online education models, Cleary provides a robust athletic program and a rich residence life with nearly 200 students living on the quiet, rolling 50-acre campus. Cleary graduates tend to land jobs faster than their peers and with higher earning salaries at the start of their careers.
- Ranked #5 in the nation for best online business degree (University HQ)
- Ranked #3 in Michigan for best average starting salary two years post-graduation (US Department of Education)
- Ranked #5 in the entire country for its student debt ratio to starting salaries (Wall Street Journal)
- Named “Best for Vets College in 2022” by Military Times
- Earned Gold Level Veteran-Friendly status from The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for continued excellence in serving military-connected students in Michigan