Kathryn Stats is known for her vibrant color, dramatic compositions and subtle brushwork. In this studio workshop students will have the opportunity to choose whether they wish to work on landscape composition from photo-reference or with a still-life/floral situation or both!
Students will benefit from demonstrations, slide show and lecture, and one-on-one assistance with their paintings. Kathryn has taught workshops in plein air painting in numerous locations in Italy, Sedona and Utah and has been a keynote presenter at the Sedona Plein Air Festival and at the National Plein Air Convention. Now take this opportunity to work with Kathryn in the more controlled studio environment where artistic creativity and inspiration come together on larger scale or more developed work than plein air painting allows. This workshop is for those painters that have some experience and wish to take their work to the next level.
Kathryn has developed a keen eye for the landscape and nature and is known as an artist that excels at brushwork, composition and color. Her intimacy with nature began in the Utah countryside on her horse where she spent a lot of time into her early twenties. She studied with artists in the Salt Lake City area on a continuous basis for approximately 20 years and continues to study books on color and landscape painting including Plein Air California Painters, Taos painters, Carlson’s Guide to Landscape painting and the Russian masters, favoring Vasily Polenov. Kathryn also continues to be influenced by other gifted artists including Edgar Payne, Clyde Aspevig, Scott Christensen, Hanson Puthuff, James Reynolds, Matt Smith and Ray Roberts.
Kathryn started out by painting familiar rural landscapes of her childhood, but curious about new subject matter, she began to make road trips to Southern Utah, becoming more and more enthralled with the powerful red rock formations. Her work is very much her own not really echoing the styles of any of the painters with whom she has studied. Although her red rock paintings remain among her most coveted compositions, collectors seem to respond positively to any subject she paints. She has traveled to and painted the coastal areas of California and Oregon as well as locations in Alaska, Russia, Spain, Italy, France and Portugal. She states “I try not to get too comfortable working in a particular size or subject matter because I feel that comfort leads to staleness. For this reason, I’m always looking for fresh territory.”
The Arizona Republic writes, “Kathryn Stats is a Utah artist whose best landscapes are a complete pleasure. The paint in them is given over to the subject and you know that Stats doesn’t feel the need for any gimmicks to get her point across. Direct, honest, and sensuous, these are the work of a genuine painter.”
Kathryn Stats Supply List
Limited Palette: (This is the bare minimum you need)
1. Cadmium Yellow Pale or lemon 2. Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep 3. Cadmium Red Light 4. Yellow Ochre 5. Alizarin Crimson 6. Ultramarine Blue 7. Phalo or Cerulean Blue, or Viridian Green 8. Cadmium Orange 9. Titanium White -large tube
Extensive Palette:(This is an optional list of colors, more than you probably need) 1. Cadmium Lemon Yellow 2. Cadmium Yellow 3. Cadmium Orange 4. Cadmium Red Light 5. Alizarin Crimson 6. Ultramarine Blue 7. Cobalt Blue 8. Phalo or Cerulean Blue or Viridian Green 9. Red Oxide Transparent * 10. Burnt Sienna 11. Quinacridone Violet* 12. Phalo Red Rose or Quinacridone Red *(used only in Floral work) 13. Phalo Green * 14. Prussian Blue* 15. Raw Umber * 16. Titanium White -large tube * Colors used only for certain situations and; while not necessary, a lot of fun
Brushes: 1. No.4 thru 10 Flats (or your preference of brush type) 2. SmaIl round Sable for details 3. Small Rigger 4. Palette Knife
Misc. Other: 1. Mineral Spirits (odorless) *Will be supplied by the Sedona Arts Center 2. Painting Panels 9×12 11xI4 (Bring 2 12×16 panels divided into 6 sections each for 3 value and/or timed studies) 3. 11×14 Bristol Board Pad (to do color and value samples without having to waste good canvas. I grid these out to contain approximately 1″ squares.)