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Kitty Gorrell

The Kitty Gorrell "Palette of Colors"

A brand new kit featuring Kitty's top 12 favorite Permalba oil
paints. The kit also includes Kitty's tutorial for painting "Seneca
Creek", a scene incorporating just these oil colors!


The first 50 orders received on this website will also
receive a FREE copy of Kitty's book, "Achieving Depth
and Distance in Landscape Painting" published by
North Light Books.     Purchase here!


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.

I hope you enjoy the painting images you see 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.

Don't miss all the possibilities for FRAMES as well!! See our link on the menu bar and remember you can special order odd sizes too if needed in select styles. Just give us a call.

Our annual "Art Quest" conference is rapidly approaching. April 27 - May 2, 2014 are the magic dates for this event in Cherokee, North Carolina! Registrations have been heavy for many of the classes with a few nearly full at this point. There is still space available however so choose your favorites and get your registration in to join this very popular event. All the details are on the 'Art Quest' tab above.

Our annual 'Homecoming Hues' conference will move to Oglebay Resort, near Wheeling, West Virginia in September. This move is allowing us to have more teachers, more classes and an expansion on lodging. Check out all the details for the 2014 'Homecoming Hue Art Conference' with a click of the tab on the menu bar.

Do you have questions or comments concerning ? We would love to hear from you! Just email at your convenience or call our office at 304-684-7975.


View our instructional video for the KG Kanvas Karriers!

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