A great introductory class to the style and methodology of Plein Air painting. Stephen Wysocki will guide and instruct students about the supplies they will need and how to determine a good composition. He will demonstrate his approach to painting the rural landscape en plein air starting with a light drawing followed by a loose paint application.
With excellent information for the beginner, the instructional portion of this workshop will feature topics like with the benefits of toning a canvas, working values, edge control, finding your composition, proportions and refining and defining shapes.
Stephen, who lives in Armstrong Creek, WI, works at his family business, operating the Armstrong Creek Bison Ranch along with his father and brother.
“I love to paint and am always painting, even when I don’t have a brush in my hand, I can’t get away from it, it’s that simple. When I’m in my studio and run out of ideas I know it’s time to get out and do some Plein Air painting; then the subjects just appear.
I am always looking to create an atmosphere in my work. I believe color can stand alone to convey a mood in a piece of work. I like to explore an image by playing with the many warm and cool tones. Texturing the canvases enhances the temperament and aura of my work.”
Hudson Featured Artist- April
We will be giving away an original painting by Stephen Wysocki at the end of the month. Stop into our Hudson Gallery & enter to win & check out new work.
Watch Stephen paint the original we are giving away:
Saturday, April 22nd from 12-5pm
512 2nd Street
Read more about Stephen’s work at Hudson Gallery Here
The Royal Order of the Painted Buffalo is a semi-dysfunctional group of UWGB alumni that gather a few times a year to paint and party like rock stars, trying to rekindle the old Studio Arts magic by gathering in a small, secluded studio on a large buffalo farm in the great North of Wisconsin. You will see a variety of work from the likes of Steve Wysocki, Joel Nimocks, Chris Garrity, Ryan Priebe and Matt Bellisle. The mediums and subject matters vary from classic oils and landscapes to acrylic abstracts and everything in between.
Reception: Thurs Sept 1st 6-9pm
The ARTgarage is located in The Cannery on Olde Main, a 100-year-old former cannery factory with Cream City brick walls, high wooden ceilings, a cracked and stained cement floor… the perfect setting for this exciting arts venue. Studio A, formerly the cannery’s loading dock, contains the Front Gallery, side galleries, artist studios and gift shop. Studio B is a multipurpose space which is home to classes, workshops, performances, meetings and special events.