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Art and Science: A Night with Painter David Dunlop
ART OF THE CAROLINAS - 3 David Dunlop Workshops - November 13-15, 2015
2. Realistic Abstractions
Master Artist Workshop with David Dunlop:
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 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.
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
Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction
Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century