David Dunlop Solo Exhibition - Moving Through Color & Space
July 2, 2015 - Opening Reception 6-9pm
Attic Gallery | 206 SW 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97204| 503.228.7830

Father and Son: Paintings by David Dunlop and Max Dunlop
August 22, 2015 | Opening Reception Time TBD
The White Gallery | 344 Main Street, Lakeville, CT 06039 | Phone: 860-435-1029

David Dunlop Solo Exhibition
October 10, 2015 - Opening Reception - Saturday, October 10, 6-8 pm
The Drawing Room Art Gallery | 220 East Putnam Avenue| Cos Cob, CT 06807
203-661-3737 |


Art and Science: A Night with Painter David Dunlop
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 6:30pm | $10 members / $15 nonmembers
The Center, Ketchum - The Sun Valley Center for the Arts |
191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum | Ketchum, ID 83353
203-318-0616 |

From Ancient Greece to the 21st century here is an explanation of how art works with science. How art evolved to imitate appearance; how Vision works and how we thought it worked; how optics were used to make paintings and then photographs; how geometry became perspective; how artist colors tried to imitate vision; how the science of color altered art history; How new discoveries in psychology, neurobiology, and physical intelligence are changing the directions and purposes of art. How adaptation of new technology continues to inspire artists.

Art and Architecture: How They Influence and Interact with Each Other
1 Lecture | November 8 | Sunday · 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fee: $12 | Course Code: DDSU430PM1182015
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2


Workshop with David Dunlop

MASTER CLASS: Techniques of the Masters: Painting with David Dunlop
4-Day Workshop - Thursday - Sunday | Oct 1 – 4 | 10am-4pm | $625 members / $675 nonmembers
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 31st

The Center, Ketchum - The Sun Valley Center for the Arts |191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum | Ketchum, ID 83353
203-318-0616 |

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape painting by studying color, water and skies. Daily demonstrations and individually tailored instruction will help each student realize his or her personal painting ambitions. Students are welcome to paint in oil, watercolor or acrylics.
Contact: Sarah Kolash, Education Coordinator 208-726-99949991, ext. 121 |

ART OF THE CAROLINAS - 3 David Dunlop Workshops - November 13-15, 2015
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown (3415 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina)

Water: Reflections and Translucence

November 13, 2015 | Friday | 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $249 + paint fee ($17) | Course Code: FR1509 | Medium: Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor
Sponsored by: Jerry’s Artarama | Skill Level: All | Medium: Watercolor, Oil or Acrylic

How do reflections, shadows, and effects of translucence work? What happens to color reflected on water? How do ripples act as tiny mirrors? Learn to paint these effects in watercolor, oil and acrylic. Your instructor begins with a demonstration of nature's water effects using varieties of new tools and materials. Artists may bring their own photographs or those provided by your instructor to explore painting the subject of water's reflections, shadows, translucence and motion. Your instructor will work individually with each artist to help create the magical effects found in water subjects. Instruction will be provided in mixed media, oil, watercolor and acrylic. Demonstration will be in mixed-media with watercolor and oil. Supply List

2. Realistic Abstractions
November 14, 2015 | Saturday | 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $249 + paint fee ($17) | Course Code: SA1509 | Medium: Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor
Merge realism with abstraction. Learn how to create deep illusory space, with shadows, unified light and unfolding events in abstraction. If you're already an abstract painter you learn how to make abstractions with convincing illusions, learn how to evoke motion, atmosphere, and perspectives of disappearance with subjects like the city, landscape or sky while exploring abstraction. Whether you paint on paper, canvas, Mylar, aluminum, PVC or photographs here are strategies to create subjects that oscillate between realism and abstraction. Using insights from the psychology of perception learn how vision works biologically and mentally to create pictures that oscillate between real and abstract. You will learn how to use color theory, simultaneous and successive contrast, color harmony, variable rhythms, slow and fast tempos, and the "etc" principle to connect realistic experience with abstraction. Your instructor will demonstrate these ideas and then personally counsel each artist as they discover and create new work merging realism with abstraction. Bring older paintings you are dissatisfied with or, make new work in this workshop. Instruction will be in mixed-media, watercolor, oil and acrylic. David blogs regularly on his website and can be seen on YouTube - search "David Dunlop Landscapes".
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3. Brighter and Brilliant Nature
November 15, 2015 | Sunday | 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $249 + paint fee ($17) | Course Code: SU1509 | Medium: Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor
Find and feel the rapture of dramatic and bright color in landscapes and skies. Learn how color perception changes under various lights, from twilight to midday. Learn how to recreate those effects. Learn how color memory and culture affect color perception. Learn why different colors create different emotional and spacial effects. Learn how color determines our sense of volume, space, movement, and luminance. Learn how artists achieve, iridescence, luminescence, successive contrast, simultaneous contrast, brilliance, halation, translucence, and reflection. Learn how artists from Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and Romantic age, the Hudson River Painters, Impressionists, and Modernists use color. What were their ideas, materials and techniques? How did science to help them? What new materials are available to us? Your instructor will demonstrate how to create brilliant color effects and then help you develop bright harmonies in your work. Instruction will be in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media.
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Master Artist Workshop with David Dunlop:
Painting Luminosity and Color in Water and Skies

Four-Day Workshop | Thursday Sunday, March 17 20, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Huntsville Museum of Art | 300 Church Street, South | Huntsville, Alabama 35801 | 256.535.4350
Instruction will be offered to artists working in oil, watercolor and acrylic each day. This 4-day workshop will have a daily combination of lecture and slides (2-3 hours), demo (2 hours or more, in both acrylic, oil and watercolor) and student painting. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Supply List. The following topics will be covered:

Day 1 • Water – Learn to paint the illusions of translucent water (lakes, tide pools, vernal pools) with reflections that shimmer and quiver and the effects of reflections on wet city streets. Consider how color changes in reflections, beneath translucent surfaces, and within shadows. Your instructor will demonstrate all aspects of painting water in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Explore how past masters like Sargent, Turner and Winslow Homer all painted water and, how contemporary artists are responding to the subject of water. First day will also include a capsule history of landscape painting with an introduction to the foundations of landscape paintings palettes, compositions, linear and atmospheric perspective. This introduction takes you across time to show you how artists worked, the tools they used, and how traditions have evolved affecting the way we see and make art today.

Day 2 • Skies – Learn how to create deep luminous skies evoking the warm glow of sunset, the clear brilliance of midday, the ambiguous effects of fog and mist, the impending storm, the sweep of clouds in motion and perspective, the incandescent effects in Monet’s skies, the theater of Turner’s skies, the subtle transitions found in the atmospheric effects of Claude and the layered complexities of multiple cloud ceilings. Discover historic formulas, compositions, and narratives in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

Day 3 • Color – Water in Motion – Learn how to evoke the sensation of water in motion as it cascades ricocheting down falls or, tumbling down mountain streams and as waves breaking along shores and beaches. Through the subject of water in motion we consider how we perceive color. Take you on a brief tour through the history of color across time and cultures. Consider how what triggers our recognition of motion and space in pictures; how we can use recipes for luminosity, halation, sparkle and after image effects; how simultaneous contrast and successive contrast can create more exciting paintings; how historic color symbolism created biases which we can use to make emotionally persuasive paintings. Discover the work of color scientists ( M. Chevreul and Ogden Rood) who changed the direction of painting and include a brief program of color mixing, blending, and effects.

Day 4 • Contemporary Landscape Painting – Modern landscapes begin here in the 19th century. Explore the tonalists through Impressionists to Cezanne with his ideas uniting the biological vision to art history. Follow the evolution of landscapes through abstraction and their emergence in expressionism. Dunlop will demonstrate these movements as well as the adoption of new tools, materials, and techniques by 21st century landscape painters. The demonstration focuses on these new materials and tools which extend from the computer effects like Photoshop on landscape painting to new materials like anodized brushed silver aluminum, to the effects of new tools like squeegees and brayers, to merging photography with painting. These are areas being explored by artists now.

Workshop fee: $595 members/$620 non-members. You may opt to pay a $200 deposit, with the balance due 35 days prior to the start date of the workshop, or pay the entire fee at the time of registration. A confirmation letter and supply list will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment. Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here David Dunlop Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2016 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 16 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: February 12, 2016. This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.

July 24 - 30, 2016 – On Location with Past Masters - Workshop
5-Day Outdoor Class | All Levels | All Mediums
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops| PO Box 659 - Greenville, NY 12083 | Phone: (518) 966-5219 - Fax: (518) 966-8754 Toll Free: (888) 665-0044 | E-mail:

This workshop recreates the techniques and ideas of 200 years of art history, from past to the present. You'll begin by time traveling with David Dunlop back to the genesis of the Hudson River painters in the early 1800s. We visit the vistas and intimate settings which inspired them. We set our easels where they set theirs. Your instructor will show you how they captured nature in their oil and watercolor sketches and, how they prepared their finished works and, explain how they thought about making paintings. As our week progresses we will move through art history from the techniques and locations of the Hudson River Painters to the later Luminists as they were inspired by the late works of Turner, then Tonalists like Corot, and then the Impressionists like John Singer Sargent. Your instructor will demonstrate their techniques in front of the their landscape motifs using their tools and palettes .

As the week concludes your instructor will demonstrate expressionist landscape painting techniques of the early 20th century with artists like George Bellows. Finally, we continue the art journey into the 21st century as your instructor demonstrates new tools, new surfaces, new palettes, new pigments and new criteria for landscape painting as we how see abstraction joined to representation.

This is a workshop dedicated to showing you historic and contemporary techniques in landscape painting using a variety of materials, from oils to watercolors to acrylics to oil and acrylic inks, from the historic uses of materials to introducing new surfaces, new pigments and tools. Experience the pleasure of painting nature while acquiring old and new ideas. Your instructor gives a talk/demonstration for an hour at the beginning of every day and then works individually with each artist.


How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
12 Sessions · September 15 – December 15 · Class will not meet September 22 & 29
Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fee: $495 | Course Code: DDTU930AM9292015
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

Modern Methods and Classical traditions are presented through demonstrations and hands-on personal instruction. Learn how to build strong designs, sketches, color mixing, values, perspective and brushwork. Learn from the Masters (Da Vinci to Monet). The daily Illustrated lectures and demonstrations include techniques of past masters in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and photo-media. Personal consultation is provided in each class to help you realize your ambitions and improve your skill set.

Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction -
Intermediate & Advanced

12 Sessions · September 15 – December 15 · Class will not meet September 22 & 29
Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm

Fee: $495 | Course Code: DDTU130PM9292015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
We will investigate visual perception and sensation, how we experience color, motion, space and 2D orientation. We will apply historic techniques and ideas from across time and cultures, from Europe to China. We will apply discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, mysticism, and new technologies of image making. Through demonstrations in oil, watercolor and acrylic, and illustrated talks you will learn to harness art history and contemporary techniques to enrich your work. Personal consultations in every class will help you develop your own vision and realize your ambitions.


Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century
12 Sessions · September 16 – December 16 · Class will not meet Sept 23 & 30
Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $495 | Course ID: DDW130PM9162015
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Here is a lab for your experiments with materials, techniques, and ideas. We test unfamiliar and familiar media embrace the unknown, apply discoveries from neuroscience, perceptual psychology, contemporary art, and art history. From across the globe we try new technologies and ancient techniques, we embrace trial-and-error, the courage to experiment and make mistakes, and a quest for personal authenticity in your art. We encourage pioneering with materials and ideas. Your instructor demonstrates new ideas, new materials and how to marry art history and psychology to art. He provides you with personal consultations in each class.
Silvermine Art Guild| 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2