CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS
Art and Science: A Night with Painter David Dunlop
Painting & Barging in France 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.
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Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction
Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century