Over the past several years we have hosted two educational art conferences each year and are proud of the work that has been accomplished at those. The thousands of paintings that have been completed at these two conferences has been amazing! "Homecoming Hues" conference was retired last September after 16 years with the future focus turning to "Art Quest" as our solo sponsored conference. Check out the link on the menu bar above for all the detail on this years Art Quest on April 23 - 28 in Cherokee, NC. A registration form can be printed right from the site so just choose your classes, fill in the blanks and mail it in to lock in your space for a great learning experience!
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In today's world, the internet has made it possible to visit art and artists around the world and we THANK YOU for stopping by our web site for a visit. Art is a passion for many people and in many forms, with my passion mainly involving oils on canvas. I also paint in watercolor and will occasionally take a break from the oils to enjoy a loose composition or two on watercolor papers.
Most of my work is created in the studio from photos and research materials that I have collected out on locations around the country. I love to paint out of doors... plein air... but time and energy limits the times this can take place. I am much more active with the camera out of doors, taking multiple photos of subjects I discover, making quick sketches and notes on colors/values and then using those for reference in future paintings. The benefit to this method allows me to capture the 'feel' or 'mood' of the location and that too will come to mind while painting back in the studio.
My palette doesn't change much as I find limiting the palette and then mixing for different colors and values is most successful. My favorite palette can be found in our kit Kitty Gorrell - Palette of Oil Colors available right here on our web site. Pictured above, the kit contains 12 tubes of Permalba Oil colors plus a complete instructional packet with multiple color photos for painting the 'Seneca Creek' original design. Occasionally I will pick up another color here and there for a special composition so don't be afraid to experiment either.
I hope you enjoy the images you see on our Books and Pattern Packets link here, all of which have tutorials available for you to use as learning aids in your own painting experiences. All were painted on stretched canvas with Permalba Oil Colors. Experiment ...... combine the color palette from one tutorial to another to change the season while maintaining the values and light source. Or add in extra flowers, or perhaps berries in a still life. Remember, these are teaching aids as well as instructions for painting a particular subject so use them to their fullest.
My largest book, "Achieving Depth & Distance" is just full of details for oil painting as well as 10 complete painting tutorials for painting a variety of scenes. You can't go wrong with this book for learning more about depth and technique. Supplies are limited now and we are the only source for the book as it has been sold out at North Light Books for quite a while.
My smaller workbooks, 'Foliage & Beyond' and 'Cloud Study' were both printed in house with multiple color images, photos and technique instructions. Both of these books have been very well received and I'm proud to present them to you as teaching aids as well.
The video below is to assist everyone in fully understanding the huge benefits in using the popular KG Kanvas Karriers!! See more information on these on the Kanvas Karrier link right here on our web site. Thousands of painters now have these to transport and store their paintings and their praise and comments are so rewarding to us as the manufacturers of this one of a kind product.
View our instructional video for the KG Kanvas Karriers!
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