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!



Art and Science - Lecture followed by Q&A.
Sunday, October 19 - 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm · $12
Course ID: DDSU430PM10192014

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
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; and how artists appropriate and adapt new technology.


David Dunlop Workshop
Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 2015

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

Landscapes: Representation to Abstraction
Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
OAKVILLE ARTS SOCIETY | 560 Bronte Road | Oakville ON L6L 6S1 | Telephone: 905 827-5711
info@oakvilleartsociety.com | www.oakvilleartsociety.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
12 Sessions · September 16 – December 2 ·| Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $470 | Course Code: DDTU930AM9162014

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
12 Sessions · September 16 – December 2 | Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $470 | Course Code: DDTU130PM9162014

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
12 Sessions · September 17 – December 10 · Class will not meet November 26th
Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: $490 | Course ID: DDW130PM9172014
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