BUFFALO KAPLINSKI

http://www.buffalowatercolors.com

BUFFALO KAPLINSKI is considered a MASTER WATERCOLORIST by many. His COLOR CHOICES have been in question by many. This however has not deterred his direction.  He studied with the FAMED MASTER, IRVING SHAPIRO in CHICAGO at the AMERICAN ACADEMY of ART, an art school noted for turning out great illustrators.  SHAPIRO was a AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY MEMBER & had a conservative color palette, he did not like "BUFFALO COLORS".  

 

KAPLINSKI was infected with the PLEIN AIR VIRUS & continues today with that challenge.  KAPLINSKI has traveled the world painting in Europe, South America, including Chile, Peru and Ecuador, the Middle East, Morocco, Turkey and most recently the CINQUE TERRE, ITALY.  COLORADO, UTAH & ARIZONA are his favorite STATES - CANYONLANDS, ARCHES, CANYON de CHELLY, ZION and MESA VERDE are his FAVORITE PLEIN AIR locations.  Being able to live & paint in COLORADO is a great blessing, BUFFALO says " THE LORD put me here "

 

RECENT BIOGRAPHICAL CREDITS 
 

  • PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE - MAJOR ARTICLE - MAY 2013 by STEVE DOHERTY

  • ART STUDENT LEAGUE SHOW, DENVER, CO 2013

  • ART CENTER, GRAND JUNCTION, CO MAY 2013 - MAY 2015

  • SUPERENTENDANT'S AWARD of EXCELLENCE, ZION NATIONAL PARK, SPRINGDALE, UT 2013

  • POSTER ARTIST 2013 ZION NATIONAL PARK

  • RIMS to RUINS EXHIBIT - MESA VERDE SUBJECT - WILDLIFE MUSEUM, PARKER, CO 2014

  • WESTERN ART COLLECTOR, NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE

  • PIKES PEAK WATERCOLOR SOCIETY /COLORADO SPRINGS WATERMEDIA EXHIBIT / 2015 SILVER AWARD

  • DOUGLAS LAND CONSERVANCY PLEIN AIR EVENT 2014, 2015 & 2017

  • 2016 Aquarius Watermedia Exhibit / Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

  • Permanent collection Denver Art Museum Permanent Collection

  • Rocky Mountain 2018 Watermedia Exhibition ,EvergeenCenter for the ARTS , Evergreen, Co      Catalog cover & exhibit

  • Permanent Collection Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO  

  • Plein Air ARTIST  / Colorado Sorrel  Sky Gallery ,Durango Colorado  2018 Award of Excellence

  • 2019 Aquarious  Watermedia Exhibit / Library 21 c ,  Colorado Springs , CO .

  • 2019 ZION Centennial IvitationalExhibition , Springdale , Utah  DEMO Human History Museum

  • Permanent Collection St. George Art Museum, St. George,  Utah  2017

  • 2019 Permanent Collection ZION Forever Project ,  ZION  National park , SPRINGDALE , Utah

 

PASSIONTE LANDSCAPES of BUFFALO KAPLINSKI by HARMON GRAVES [SUNSTONE PRESS] covers 50 years of PAINTING. Many "Buffalo Collectors" have purchased more then one painting - some have 7 or 8 , maybe 15 - one collector has 22 watercolors .

Materials List

 

Use the best materials for the best results!

 

WATERCOLOR PAPER : FABRIANO 300LB ROUGH ,   FREDRIX watercolor panels , a of various number of brands - FLUID , SHIZEN , WATERFORD

 

 BRUSHES  - PRINCETON LINER # 6

                         PRINCETON    I " WIDE

                         PRINCETON VELVET TOUCH # 10  LONG ROUND

                         cheap joe's DREAM CATCHER  pointed # 8

                         WINDSOR - NEWTON PROFESSIONAL WATERCOLOUR pointed round  #7

 PALETTE FOR PIGMENTS - ZOLTAN SZABO plastic palette - butchers tray for mixing

 

 WATERCOLOR PIGMENTS - NAMES of colors followed by manufacturer. GRAHAM designates      M GRAHAM , SMITH designates DANIEL SMITH

Students may use similar colors of their choosing.

 

1    DIOXAZINE PURPLE  - GRAHAM

2  WISTERIA - SMITH

3  COLBALT VIOLET - GRAHAM

4  IRIDESCENT SAPPHIRE  - SMITH

5  COLBAT BLUE  - GRAHAM

6  IRIDESCENT ELECTRIC BLUE - SMITH

7  COLBALT TEAL  -  GRAHAM

8  MANGANESE BLUE HUE  - GRAHAM

9  SKY BLUE - AMERICAN JOURNEY

10  ULTRAMARINE BLUE - LUCAS

11 HANSA YELLOW - GRAHAM

12 NAPLES YELLOW - GRAHAM

13 PERMANENT YELLOW DEEP - SMITH

14 AUREOLIN  - SMITH

15 YELLOW OCHRE - SMITH

16 AZO ORANGE - SMITH

17 QUINACRIDONE  RED - SMITH

18 QUINACRIDONE  CORAL - SMITH

19 PERMANENT ROSE - SMITH

20 AUTUMN MYSTERY - SMITH

21  VENETIAN RED - SMITH

22 NAPTHROL  RED - GRAHAM

23 HOOKERS GREEN - GRAHAM

24 PERMANENT GREEN PALE - GRAHAM

25  TERRE VERDE  - SMITH

26  VIRIDIAN – SMITH

 

PENCILS - HB & EBONY pencil & sketch pad 

 

3 pictures

  • Snow scene

  • Moving water scene

  • Rocks, mesas or aspen trees

MISC STUFF for PLEIN AIR :

 

 * WATER JUGS - ONLY PLASTIC , POSSIBLY FROM JUICE or LAUNDRY detergent etc.    also a water container to wash brushes in dilute paints .              [ oh don't forget to fill the water jugs ]

 

* CHAIR or STOOL ,  can be a folding type or whatever you have , sometimes I take a small PLASTIC TABLE  [ 24" x 24 " ] to put MIXING PANS  on you can also lay them on the ground - the table saves bending over a bit .

 

*  possible SUNSCREEN if that's a PROBLEM - a  HAT ? 

 

* ROLL of PAPER TOWELS & BAG to put used ones in 

 

* TACKLE BOX or ART BIN with PAINTS & BRUSHES 

 

* WATERCOLOR PAPER [  your choice - WATERCOLOR  BLOCKS are

really great - wind can't blow them around 

* piece of plywood or ARTBOARD to put you WATERCOLOR PAPER on 

 

* LAST but not LEAST - A PLASTIC VIEWFINDER to find the subject you want to do - inexpensive or you can make your own from MATBOARD SCRAP 4" x 5 "  this is in ALL ART SUPPLY catalogs

 

* you will have to figure out how to move these items to PAINTING SITE - sometimes  I use a BACKPACK or I have a nice PLASTIC box with a handle that I can pull for short distances .  YOU can be CREATIVE here.