Meet Kate Thompson
I received a degree in Fiber Arts and worked as a textile print designer in the apparel business in Los Angeles for 20 years, but my real education started in 2009. I started painting and made it a practice to paint every day. As I honed my craft and progressed to the next level of my practice lead me to question why I paint. It is a spiritual journey that I am on and it is something I have to do to keep my mind and body happy!
I work with watercolors and gesso, acrylics , oils, pastels with inks or all of them. I am an experimenter. I create my own substrates using vintage linens or painting on ledger paper. I also paint on more traditional substrates such as watercolor paper and canvas. I would describe my work as expressive figurative and portraiture mixed media.
I am represented by Lagerquist Gallery which is located the Buck Head area of Atlanta, Georgia.
I teach all over the United States as well as Europe and just recently Morocco. My passion is focused on the creative process and I am as passionate about teaching as I am at creating art.
This course is filled with precious children and their friendships with animals. Kate Thompson created this class to share with you her love for animals and how they have enriched her life. There will be 4 complete painting demonstrations. Each painting has its own unique story. Mixed media art is taken to a new level by combining watercolors, pan pastels, charcoal with gesso. You will also learn how to work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor and inks with linseed oil. On top of all this goodness you will learn how to apply oil bars with a palette knife.
We will be working on two faces. One is painted and the other one is a pencil drawing. I show you how to render the pencil drawing using the cross hatching technique. You will be supplied with a line drawing of this face which makes this technique applicable to all levels. The other face will be painted in gray values. Image transfers will be created and torn to add to the face creating a deconstructed , layered piece of art. I show you several embroidery techniques to bring the transfer pieces together.
In this class with Kate Thompson, you will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. You will make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints, and color. Downloadable templates are provided for you to practice the painting techniques. You will learn how to draw the girls and then transform them into fanciful creatures with very different personalities. You will learn how to draw a portrait using charcoal and then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint.
This is free video with Kate Thompson taken from her course Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures. In this video Kate starts out with loose charcoal and then starts to make marks. Add marks with pens, pencils, linseed oil or walnut oil and white acrylic paint. It is a fun and easy way to get complex marks down.
Art is sacred and creating art is such a gift to our souls. The figures we will be creating are powerful and personally meaningful for each student. The focus is on faces with abstract figures and I guide you in creating vestments that will protect and honor the figures we will be creating.
Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist's techniques and mediums? Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is "their" style? Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist? This course is for you! Join Katie Kendrick, Christy Tomlinson, Junelle Jacobson, Danielle Donaldson, Kate Thompson and Jeanne Oliver as we study under the masters.
The Living Studio is a FREE art video series! You will have the opportunity to watch technique and medium videos from some of your favorite artists. The hope is that you will learn what practices different artists use to make their art a daily practice and how they create their studio wherever they go.