Father and Son: Paintings by David Dunlop and Max Dunlop
Opening Saturday, January 31, 2015
Watershed Gallery |
23 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 | 203-438-4387
Artists David Dunlop and Max Dunlop's individual artistic predilections are evident when comparing their painting styles. Max's more monochromatic imagery and gritty, expressionistic brush strokes are in contrast to his father David's use of attractive color harmonies and polished, smooth blended surfaces. But it is their influence on each other's work that is most captivating, both indirectly and directly -- through their painting collaborations. For some time, each artist has been starting their own painting, then at a mutually agreed upon point, they switch paintings. One begins where the other ends. The results are astounding, a collaboration between differing tastes, between generations. Watershed Gallery is proud to present the works of David Dunlop and Max Dunlop. It's an exhibition not to be missed!



Color and Design: How they Work? How their Past Predicts their Future?
Sunday, MArch 8, 2015 | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm · $12 | One Session
Course ID: DDSU430PM382015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Discover and investigate the origins of design and color in pictures. Explore how ancient ideas originating from shadows and essential shapes still determine the structure of our pictures; how color bonded to design; how palettes and designs evolved; how they will continue their path of mutation and adaptation to culture and technology. Trace designs and the stories behind them as they cross time and cultures to influence all of our visual choices today from restaurant presentations, to clothing, to paintings on the easel.

David Dunlop’s reputation as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions. His PBS program on Cezanne was included in the exhibit Cezanne and American Modernism at the Montclair Art Museum. Mr. Dunlop graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. His MFA is from the Pratt Institute, NY, NY. He is on the faculty of the celebrated Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches painting, gives workshops and leads groups of art students to Italy, France and Japan.


The New Mashup: Painting and Photography
Saturday, February 21, 2015 | One Session | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm · $140
Course ID: DDSA1000AM2212015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Learn contemporary experimental techniques for layering images that appear magically unified with a merger of photography and various painting mediums like oil, watercolor, acrylic and oil printing inks. Here are techniques for combining photography and photo-collage into paintings without cut-and-paste. Learn various texturing and imaging techniques as you seamlessly combine photography and painting. Come and just observe if you wish, or paint along in your choice of media.

New Horizons and Old Traditions in Landscape Painting
(Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic)
Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 2015 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm · $695
Course ID: DDMTUWTHF1000AM462015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Learn techniques and traditions of “Old Master” landscape painters from Rembrandt to Turner; Claude of Lorraine to the American Hudson River painters. There will be demonstrations of the Dutch 17th Century painters that will cover their compositional ideas and their techniques for luminous translucence in oils. With the French Impressionists the demonstration will show their palette choices, their brushstrokes, their compositions and their color theories of simultaneous and successive contrast. The demonstration?of the Hudson River painters will trace their European influences, drawing and design systems, as well as oil sketching techniques. We will conclude with contemporary currents in landscape painting including new materials and media. There will be lectures and demonstrations in watercolor and oil daily, followed by personal attention and counsel.

Landscapes: Representation to Abstraction
Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $650.00
OAKVILLE ARTS SOCIETY | 560 Bronte Road | Oakville ON L6L 6S1 | Telephone: 905 827-5711
info@oakvilleartsociety.com | www.oakvilleartsociety.com

The Complete Watercolor Workshop
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 27 - 29, 2015
Nancy Couick Studios and Gallery | 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Suite 188 | Charlotte, NC 28210 |
Telephone: 704-541-6944
artistsgallery@bellsouth.net | www.nancycouick.com

Painting & Barging in France with David Dunlop
Saturday, September 4th - Saturday, September 12, 2015
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Land only: Members, $4,035, double occupancy; $5,535.00 with single supplement. Non Members, add $50.
Join David Dunlop, landscape painter and host of the national PBS television series “Landscapes Through Time” for a week of plein air painting in the Barbizon and Fontainebleau countryside of France. From the comfort and convenience of the lovely barge The Fleur, we will follow in the footsteps of the early plein air artists painting in the same locations where they lived, painted and studied. Beginning in Paris, our 20 passenger barge will travel to the towns in and around Barbizon and the Fontainebleau Forest. In the countryside, each day begins with a painting demonstration reinforced with one-on-one instruction with David in the medium of your choice – oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor. Throughout the tour, enjoy engaging art history lectures and discussions.


How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
10 Sessions · January 13 – March 17, 2015 ·| Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $435 | Course Code: DDTU930AM1132015

Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
This is an outdoor painting class (weather permitting) in the tradition of the great landscape painters. The class will work in various nearby locations. The program includes classical and modern approaches and techniques presented in on-site demonstrations. Learn how to paint skies, meadows, and varieties of water, trees, rocks and all forms of flora. Learn how to build effective designs, quick sketches, color mixing, setting values, perspective, textures, and varieties of brushwork. This class shows you how the masters painted landscape, from DaVinci to Monet, to contemporary artists. The demonstrations of techniques of the great masters include watercolor, oil, acrylic, photo media and pastel, as well as a variety of tools from rubber brayers, faux painting tools, squeegees and traditional brush techniques. Subjects will range from representational to abstract, from shorelines to farms, from lakes and streams to forests. Personal consultation is given to help you realize your personal ambitions.

Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction -
Intermediate & Advanced

10 Sessions · January 13 – March 17, 2015 | Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $435 | Course Code: DDTU130PM1132015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Students will investigate perception, sensation and how we experience color, motion, space, and orientation. We will borrow historic techniques and ideas across cultures from Europe to China. Personal psychology, discoveries in neuroscience, mysticism, paint technology and new materials will also be covered. Through demonstrations in watercolor, acrylic and oil and illustrated talks, students will learn the techniques and ideas of historic artists. Personal consultations in each class will cultivate your own vision and enable you to realize your personal artistic ambitions. This course will be held inside in the auditorium.


Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century
10 Sessions · January 14 – March 18, 2015 | Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $490 | Course ID: DDW130PM1142015
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Here is your lab for experimentation in materials, techniques and ideas, for working in unfamiliar media, for embracing the unknown, for applying discoveries of neuroscience, perceptual psychology, and art history from across cultures; for linking new technologies to old techniques; for embracing trial and error and a courageous will to make mistakes; for questing after personal authenticity in your art; for a transcendent view of where you are and where you wish to go; for separating cultural influences from personal perceptions; and for pioneering in art. Students should welcome an exploration in art history, science, technology and culture in a laboratory, pushing the limits of your imagination, skills and materials.
Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2