ASLD Plein Air Workshop at Duesberry’s Greenwood Village Farm

Joellyn Duesberry will teach a plein air work shop at her Greenwood Village Farm this summer through the Art Students League of Denver. Course title: “Abstraction Masquerading as Landscape Painting” June 10th – June 15th









Nude in the Garden 16″ x 20″

oil on linen


I propose a workshop of 5-6 days painting outdoors to attempt awakening 8-10 experienced students to the discoveries in oil paint I made with the painter Richard Diebenkorn in 1986. Either in my extensive Greenwood Village garden, or in Chatfield in early June, I will ask students to “stalk” a subject with geometric underpinnings in the landscape: a corner, a small grouping or color event, or an architectonic feature contiguous with land, plants, or vistas.  Although anyone can bring larger or smaller supports, I will request students to bring 3 canvases no smaller than 30 x 24 inches. At frequent intervals I will visit each student with pad and charcoal to draw the abstract dynamics they have perceived and developed in their painting exercise.  I want this method to encourage the maintenance of tension between the abstract and real of their plein air efforts for as long as possible before finishing a painting, as well as to create a dynamic balance between the geometry on the picture surface and geometry in depth, avoiding illusion as much as possible in order to gain a sense of the abstract in nature.

I hope ideas will flow to us all from this open-ended process.


Gleason Fine Art

Joellyn Duesberry 40 years of Celebrating Maine was a two month show exhibited by Gleason Fine Art, in Portland ME this past summer Gleason Catalog

plein air panels Duesberry painted while living in Maine this summer

Big Rock Boothbay Harbor 12″x12″ oil on panel

Estate Entry on a Beach in ME 12″x12″  oil on panel

Garden with Red Maple Tree 12″x12″ oil on panel

Horned Dorset Colony Fall 2012

Artists  Lynette Stephenson & Joellyn Duesberry selected for the inaugural year of The Horned Dorset Colony a not-for-profit residency in Leonardsville NY where jury-selected writers, composers & visual artists spend a month focusing on their art.

painter & sculptor, Stephenson lives and works in Hamilton, NY where she is an associate professor of painting at Colgate University..still plein air painting after 40 years, internationally recognized artist Duesberry divides her time between studios in Denver, Colorado and Millbrook, NY.

Beehives I   oil on panel 12″x12″

Golden Afternoon Leonardsville NY 12″x12″ oil on panel

Leonardsville NY for Roberta & Kingsley 6x13in oil on panel LR



“Abstraction Masquerading as Landscape Painting”

Plein Air Workshop June 2012

Joellyn Duesberry’s Plein Air Workshop was comprised of 10 experienced students who painted outdoors in her Greenwood Village garden. The discoveries in oil paint made to her by painter Richard Diebenkorn in 1986. The workshop humbly honors painter Richard Diebenkorn and his instruction in 1986.  She attempts to reproduce highlights of her discomfort and fulfillment and the real growth she acquired with him as teacher.

Students to “stalk” a subject with geometric underpinnings in the landscape: a corner, a small grouping or color event, or an architectonic feature contiguous with land, plants, or vistas.

Group Workshops through ASLD or per day private instruction coordinated with the artist

Western Waters

The Madden Museum of Art will exhibit Western Waters by Colorado/New York artist Joellyn Duesberry from December 4, 2012 through January 19, 2013.  There will be an artist reception on Thursday December 6 from 5pm until 8pm.

6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle  Greenwood Village CO 80111  303.763.1970  Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm or by appointment

Chatfield Thaw Triptych 40″ x 120″ oil on linen

Monotype Collages

As the cold weather prevents plein air painting the artist moves to printmaking.

mon·o·type [mon-uh-tahyp] noun
1.the only print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture is painted in oil color, printing ink, or the like.
2.the method of producing such a print.
3.Biology . the only type of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.

New monotype collages by Duesberry:

Strange Tree 17"x20" sheet size: 25"x27"

Gold Stripes 15" x 15" sheet size: 23.5" x 18.5"