ART BLOG: FIELD NOTES

Welcome to my art blog, Field Notes, where I share thoughts on my creative process. For the past number of years, it has been my dream-come-true to spend my time working as a painter. This is where I can share some of what I’ve learned and experienced in the process with you!
April 9, 2016
Kathryn Mapes Turner | Artist | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Let’s Talk About Commissions

What does an artist take into consideration for commissions and is that different than internally motivated work?
January 6, 2016
Kathryn Mapes Turner | Artist | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Some of my favorite paintings of 2015 – and why!

2015 has been another creative year in which I was fortunate to continue to explore ( and hopefully grow) as a painter. In reviewing the painting of the past year, each was important, but here I am highlighting some of the work that taught me something significant.
May 2, 2015
Kathryn Mapes Turner

A Day in the Life

I take a moment to reflect on the special moments in my life in which I glean inspiration and motivation for doing what I love best.
January 12, 2015
Kathryn Mapes Turner - Favorite Paintings of 2014

Some Favorite Paintings of 2014 – and why!

Each painting of 2014 was a valuable experience, but here I am highlighting specific ones that taught me something important.
September 29, 2014
Kathryn Mapes Turner

What it Takes to Paint in Color

As a painter, I am challenged and inspired by the effects of light on all these colors found in nature. Everything is the combination of hue, value and intensity.
June 2, 2014
Kathryn Mapes Turner

Paintings from Photos vs. Life

Weighing in on the debate over a painter's use of photographs vs painting from real life.