This class will also emphasize the importance of being deliberate in the decision-making process of painting. To make good decisions in painting, there needs to be a clear visual concept to begin with. In this class, students will learn how to take a scene and use that to formulate concepts for painting.
Students will also receive individual attention as they work in the field so the instructor can help address the specific goals everyone has for their work. Therefore, this workshop will benefit artists of all levels.
Kyle Ma was born in the year 2000 and developed a love of nature during his childhood. He was drawn to art at an early age and says that painting allows him to express his viewpoint of our world. In 2010, Kyle moved with his family to Austin, Texas where he continues to pursue his love and affection for art. He enjoys painting En plein air since it allows him to be immersed in the landscape during the progress of creating. Kyle holds a BS in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin but chose to pursue art as a career. Kyle believes it reinforces the idea of making careful observations and seeking to understand these observations, a skill Kyle feels is extremely important in art. Kyle’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the country, and has received several awards including the gold medal in the 30th annual Oil Painters of America National Show. Additionally, Kyle is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of America and member of Salmagundi Club. "Painting, to me, is an extremely passionate experience. I paint as much as I can, and hope that I can communicate with the viewer what I saw and how I felt each time that I pick up a brush."
Plein Air Painters of America
Oil Painters of America - Signature Member
American Impressionist Society
Recommended supply list
At least 6 8-10 to 11*14 claessens 13dp panels
Kyle Ma Brush Set
Paints- Any artist grade brand works fine
Lead white (optional)
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
Tri-pod, pochade box or easel
Portable Easel and Tripod