Thursday, May 30, 2019

Workshop Materials List

I have two spots left for the plein air workshop at my farm, on June 22 and 23. The cost of the class is $200. If you would like to register, please email me at:

The class will be from 9:30 - 4:40 on each day. I will start each day with a marker sketch and plein air demonstration painting. The focus of the demo's is composition, values, and color. I have some special tools that we use that will help you to paint the light. After I demo, we will break for lunch, and then it's time for you to set up your easel and paint. We will cover a lot of ground, you will take home some new concepts. Most of all, I want to show you how you can make better paintings and have more fun when you are painting.

Please follow the link below for the supplies list.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunset behind the Chicken Coop Studio 11x14" $450

This piece was painted on an April evening, standing in the corn field to the east of my studio. I found it hard to look directly at the sun, so I relied on a mirror to look at the scene backwards for much of the information that I needed. As the sun set, it's intensity obscured outlines of the shapes of buildings and added color to an otherwise muddy scene. 

Plein air painting is always a discovery. Had I gone out on this day with a pre-conceived notion of what I wanted the painting to look like, something quite different would have emerged. I teach a way of painting that enables you to see as a painter, and how to use your perceptions as a point of departure into your creativity. Painting is one path to finding beauty in everyday, seemingly-unimportant experiences, and I hope to share in that with you.

Happy Spring! I'm pleased to announce the dates for my plein air painting workshop.

The two-day workshop will be on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on each day. The workshop will be held on my farm, located at:

S3749 Schneider Rd. 
Rock Springs, WI 53961.

If you would like to register for the workshop, I can accept payment online via paypal, or you can put a check in the mail. Either way, drop me a note at this email address and I will put your name down! 

I will also be teaching two painting classes at the Peninsula School of Art. The June 3 and 4 class is FULL.

Thank you for allowing me to share my paintings and my classes with you. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Kyle Martin