Kathleen Hudson Workshop
~ Horse Country Landscapes ~
- Seeing as an artist: painting light rather than objects
- Planning your painting: envisioning your painting, using varied reference material, honing value and design, doing color studies
- Stages of studio painting: drawing, block-in, color mixing, approaches to working a larger painting, refining texture & edges, tools for self-critique
- Experimentation: exercises you can do at home to continue your growth as an artist
- 9am: The 3-day workshop with Kathleen Hudson begins at the Art Distillery studio with demonstrations on painting and equine anatomy. Students will then work on drawing and painting horses from photos and outdoors on-site at The Art Distillery.
- Noon: Lunch served at Wildflower Ranch Inn
- 1pm: Continue painting with Kathleen Hudson
- 9am: Plein Air painting at the Maker’s Mark Distillery grounds
- Sack Lunch will be included
- 1pm: Continue painting at Maker’s Mark Distillery
- 9am: The workshop continues with plein air painting at a Lexington, KY horse farm.
- Sack Lunch will be included
- 1pm: Continue painting at horse farm
Kathleen B Hudson lives and paints in Lexington, KY, where she has a studio at Artists’ Attic. Hudson is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and an Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA. She received the Grand Prize in the 6th Annual PleinAir Salon for her painting Bright Morning, Timberline Falls, which was featured on the July 2017 cover of PleinAir Magazine. The same month Southwest Art named her an “Artist to Watch.” Hudson moved from her native Kentucky to Boston, receiving her undergraduate degree at Harvard University. After graduating, she was selected to join Boston’s Copley Society of Art, the oldest non-profit art association in America. Hudson returned to her hometown of Lexington and began where you can find her in the studio creating larger scale landscapes that emphasize the dynamic interplay of light, shadow, and atmospherics. https://www.kathleenbhudson.com/
Accommodations & Food
- Accommodations are not included.
- The area has some hotels, and comfy inns. Below are some options to stay near our studio.
- Wildflower Ranch Inn (859) 481-4576 • Located on the same property as The Art Distillery and is own and operated by Rich Brimer & Carol Henry. Art workshop students who reserve a 4-night minimum during any workshop, will receive 25% discount when booking. We have a limited supply of accommodations for our workshops students. If you wish to book a room with us, please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your space. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required when booking your room.
- AIRBNB has a few offerings around the area. They vary in price depending on the location.
- Hampton Inn • (270) 699-4000 • 1125 Loretto Rd, Lebanon, KY 40033. Mention The Art Distillery to receive our corporate discount.
- For those staying at Wildflower Ranch Inn, breakfast will be included.
- The workshop includes lunch all 3 days.
- We will likely be going out for dinners and each person will take care of their own dinner bill.