The Stillness of Winter

$950.00

11 X 14
Oil on Board

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b.1971

Kate Kiesler graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration and subsequently illustrated over twenty books for children before pursuing painting full time. She has participated in the Colorado Governor’s Art Show, Estes Park Plein Air, and the American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Show among other venues.

Kate grew up in rural Vermont and moved to Taos, NM where she found inspiration in the historical paintings done in the region and soon began to paint in that tradition. Her impressionistic work is widely collected around the country as well as incorporates surroundings. She now lives in the mountains of central Colorado.

“My paintings are about the natural world around me. I am taken by the shapes and light found there. Details are unimportant. I am much more interested in conveying an interpretation through brushwork and the juxtaposition of value and color. My background in illustration focused on detail and on storytelling, so my paintings free me to play a little more—to create spontaneously without specific instruction and with a certain amount of abandon. My biggest challenge is to allow my pieces to evolve on their own without my thought processes interrupting the flow of things. My best work comes directly from freeing my mind and my hand and moving from shape to shape intuitively.”

Kate Kiesler Painting, Oil on Board 11 X 14 (Interest categories: Oil on Board, Landscape, Snow, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Kate Kiesler Artist)

American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017

Solo Exhibition 2010, Hayden Hays Gallery Colorado Springs

Solo Exhibition 2010, 2009, Breckenridge Gallery

2nd Place Award for Excellence, Estes Park Plein Air, 2009

Estes Park Plein Air 2010, 2009, 2008 juried

Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show 2011, 2008

Three Person Show 2008, 2007, Breckenridge Gallery
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Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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