The weekend class at the Art Colony will be a basic introduction to using acrylic paint. We will look at mixing color from a limited pallet, painting on a black surface, looking for light in our subjects. We will paint from simple still lifes and look at other artists’ work for inspiration. You can certainly have experience coming in, as well as a willingness to take risks and try new things. We will paint several paintings each day, small studies as well as larger pieces. Because my work is painted on black gessoed grounds, we will be working with black grounds. Bring along subject references, photos, laptops, phones. As a daily painter myself, I will expect you to be putting your effort in. I am looking forward to working with you!
As an artist and a pet portraitist, Kat has been painting for over twenty years, with a serious concentration on dogs and cats since 2008 when she began work on her “AutobiDOGraphy” series, a continually growing collection of paintings based on her childhood canine companions.
Kat studied painting at the College of St Benedict and St Kate’s, and has spent a week every spring in Grand Marais at the Art Colony painting with Elizabeth Erickson of the Women’s Art Institute. In August of 2011, Kat made the treck to the Peninsula School of Arts to study with Carol Marine, a renowned Daily Painting artist and teacher, and uses some of Carol’s ideas and techniques in her classes.
Her work has been collected around the globe and she has won awards and honors in a number of exhibitions and continues to show around the Twin Cities area. She also greatly enjoys painting commissioned work, as it provides the exterior enforcement of deadlines and a working relationship with a client that stimulates her latent control freak.