Thursday, November 2 at 11AM - Monday, November 6, 2023 at 2PM
Kyle Stuckey is an American realist painter who began studying art during his high school years simply because he needed an art credit to graduate. He then fell in love with oil painting as he studied masters like Sargent and Waterhouse, took workshops from today’s masters, and became a member of the Putney Painters learning alongside some of the greatest artists today. Over the following decade, he continued to work with oil and develop and refine his impressionistic realism style. Today he enjoys painting an array of subject matter: people, places, and things.
Kyle has spent much time traveling around the world, painting as he goes. Originally from New Hampshire, Kyle has also spent time in Asia, Europe, Central America, and the U.S. west coast. Now he is living in Charleston, SC.
This workshop is going to focus on the different ways to approach plein air painting depending upon your time and the mercy of the elements. How can a 20-minute plein air session that ends in a mini sketch used as a reference later on be just as valuable as an hour session that will be finished in the studio? And how can that be just as valuable as a multi-hour session that ends with a completed piece?
This workshop will go over how to set yourself up for a successful plein air experience no matter your circumstances - including how to take what you learn during your time painting outside back into the studio. After all, painting plein air has many advantages, the ability to see more accurate color and values and the authentic connection you make with your subject and surroundings. However, it also comes with its struggles and disadvantages like battling nature and racing against changing light.
Often a painting done out in the field needs some work in the studio, but sometimes we can lose some of the magic that was originally in that painting when we overwork it. I will be going over how to hold onto the parts of your painting that are working while still making the necessary corrections to bring it to a finished piece.
This workshop will cover everything from creative concept to application technique, like how to focus in on a subject when there are so many options, how to make necessary (or desired) edits to nature in order to build a stronger composition, accurate value relationships, color mixing, brushwork, edge control, and color theory.