Kathryn Stats

Kathryn Stats: Overview


Video Length: 5 Hours 40 Minutes
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Who among you hasn’t wanted to paint the beauty of the mountains around Zion Park in southern Utah?

Well if you haven’t had that chance, or want to see how to do it in the loose, expressionist painting style of master artist Kathryn Stats, this DVD is your chance to see how she captures the majesty and grandeur of this beautiful mountain scene.

Take a workshop with Kathryn Stats as she expertly captures the scene in the alla prima method, using a previously painted, on-site study and a computer monitor for references, while giving advice and information on the elements of oil painting as she demonstrates her unique style while using both palette knife and, mostly, bristle brushes.

She clearly describes her palette of colors which are most effective in producing the realistic colors and values of this impressive mountain scene.
Kathryn also discusses and demonstrates the importance of aerial perspective in creating the three dimensional form, while maintaining the loose nature of the painting. Watch as she looks, then corrects, to maintain the proper relationships.

Her style allows the painting to “read” well almost from the beginning, even though much is yet to come. Through periods of silence, Kathryn allows the observer to become absorbed in her slow, yet deliberate, paint strokes that create the loose and difficult task of capturing the monumental nature of this majestic overview.
Her love of color, her unerring sense of proper light and her skillful brushwork makes this strong, deliberate painting feel effortless.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Bonnie Siegel
Painting Zion

Kathryn did the video in 2010, but it is a wonderful resource on painting the desert vista around Zion National Park. Loved the use of various shades of violet and purple in her initial block in, adding the warm tones of the rocks made the scenery come alive. She used thick painterly application of paint in a horizontal method and then did a vertical stroke with a big brush. She explained her choice of colors well, and showed her knowledge of the Southern Utah landscape and its unique color palette. Loved that she used a large canvas 18 x 24. Thanks Kathryn!

kathryn stats extroardinary

out of thousounds of videos Kathryn is the best teacher, informer and amazing painter i have ever watced and even filmed in workshops...love her mixing paints, explaining techniques and brush strokes and methodically placing the paint. just amazing.