Kathleen for workshop news. Read what others say about me.
Come prepared to loosen up, paint bold and create paintings full of your own spirit and if you don’t have your own spirit, we’ll find it! You’ll learn more than you want to know about composition, light, color and value. There will be plenty of time for individual instruction, demos, group critiques and camaraderie. There are art stores in all workshop locations so no worries if you forget anything on your supply list. Santa Barbara has Art Essentials (805 965-5456). Taos has Artisan (505 751-0802). The town of Sonoma has Fine Line Art Supplies (707 935-3199).
|Below is a photo of my favorite brushes for acrylic painting- Isabey Isacryl 6562 size number 4, 6 and 10.|
• Titanium white
Oil Paints -- I suggest a basic palette of seven colors. I use Winsor Newton unless otherwise specified.
• Titanium White large tubeOptional supplies to bring:
• Golden retarder in bottle to slow down the fast drying acrylic paints especially for plein air (optional)
You will learn to:
• Get started painting
“I am understanding more about the process now after watching you paint-aloud. Your spirit and attitude toward painting is contagious. I caught some of it. Thank you so much for your constructive comments. You made me feel like an artist and made me want to keep my sketchbook and camera at hand.”
“Kathleen.....Your workshop was a wonderful experience, especially the demonstrations and your generous sharing of so much information. All of this was really appreciated by ME, a true novice painter.”
“I am a beginning (very beginning) artist who stumbled upon your website today. There is not one piece of your art that fails to fascinate or call for further study. You and Charles Sovek are an inspiration to anyone who enjoys art and color. Thanks for your website and your inspiring art.” Ted from Georgia
“Obviously, since I've taken four workshops and plan to do more, I LOVE your workshops and the way you paint. You inspire me!”
“Thanks for the wonderful three-day workshop. I am taking a break today, but keep staring at my paintings and thinking of things to do to make them better. You are a wonderful teacher and it is always such a treat to spend the time with you and our fellow painters. We all learn so much not only from you but from one another in the creative environment that you provide for us.” Susan Whisenand, Santa Barbara
“I cannot tell you how many times I have reflected on this past weekend with such warm and positive thoughts. Your inspiration and instruction was superb. I feel like I really made so much progress in just 2 days! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience.”
“Thanks for your encouraging words at the Cuyahoga Valley workshop. I have never made such a big painting before and I suprised myself. You have given me the courage to try some small studies on location and work later in larger format in oils. Thanks for being such a patient and gracious teacher.” Cindy
“As for the rougher stuff, aesthetically speaking, Kathleen Elsey’s painting exerts a bold, almost post-Fauvist-meets-funk touch in her work. “Sunlit Room,” for one, flirts with burly Van Gogh effects, with a vivified palette and brusque brushwork. It’s the mightiest and most memorable piece in the room, says this unavoidably subjective observer.”
“Elsey’s landscapes are marked by rich colors and dramatic brush strokes that recall both Impressionist and Fauvist traditions”
“Thanks so much for your April workshop. What a wonderful experience I learned so much, and I’m committed to painting/experimenting with color at least a little every week. Your paintings, of course, are a great inspiration, and your coaching/teaching style was so instructive and encouraging. Thanks for making my life more colorful.”
“I participated in a show in Sausalito and included three paintings I did in your Sonoma workshop a shot in the arm for me. The group was terrific, and your gentle guidance helped me make a leap in a direction I doubt I would’ve tried on my own. Those remain the brightest of my paintings, and 2 of them sold at my show. Many of my paintings show evidence of your “colorist” influence and that’s a wonderful thing to take from the class. I love the flexibility I now feel to work in either acrylics or oils.”
“Thank you for an amazing workshop! Your choice of locations and your fabulous demonstrations will keep me coming back for more. The beauty and magic of Taos lingers on! Count me in for next year.”
© 2013 All photos and content of this website are protected by U.S. & International copyright laws. They MAY NOT BE USED for reproduction in any manner without written authorization from Kathleen Elsey. They may NOT be used for Pinterest, blogs or any other social media. Unauthorized usage is stealing, not sharing. Unauthorized reproduction or usage is prohibited by the Copyright law and will be prosecuted. If an infringement is discovered, you will be notified and invoiced the industry-standard fee for unauthorized usage and prosecuted for Copyright Infringement in U S Federal Court which will subject you to a fine of US $100,000.00 statutory damages, court costs and our attorneys' fees.