David Dunlop Solo Show - Travels in Light
Friday, May 19 - June 17
Opening Reception - Friday, May 19 | 5:00-8:00 pm
Lecture and Artist Demonsttration, May 20th | 3:00-4:00 pm
Susan Powell Fine Art | 679 Boston Post Road | Madison, CT 06443
203-318-0616 |


Color: Its Meanings and Uses across Time and Cultures

Sunday, March 5, 2017· 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm · $20
Course ID: DDSU430PM352017
Silvermine Art Guild | 
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2 
How does color work in a painting or, a memory? How does color convey meaning? Travel through time to see how Greeks, Persians, Native Americans, Chinese and Europeans find and apply varieties of meaning through color. Explore color theories and technologies as they evolve across time and cultures. How does our contemporary culture signal meaning with different hues, different surfaces, and different brightness’s? How are we influenced by color? How do we read color today vs. the past? How does color influence our choices for our home, car, clothing and art? 

The Science of Expression: Art and Design 
Saturday, April 29, 2017· 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm · $20-$25
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County | 
Lectured located at Westport Arts Center | 51 Riverside Ave | Westport, CT 06880
David is giving his lecture as a benefit for CAFC at the Westport Arts Center. David's lecture will explore the following questions: What subconscious processes are in play when we look at art, when we make art, when we decide to acquire art?  How does our biology direct our making and perception of art?  How do culture and biology determine art?  How have they done this across time and place? How have we our ideas and purposes for art changed with culture, science and technology?


Painting with the Masters, Old and New Techniques with David Dunlop 
June 26-28, 2017 | 3-Day workshop, Monday – Wednesday | 9 am to 4 pm
Nicole's Studio & Art Gallery | 719 N. Person St. Raleigh NC 27604 |  919-838-8580 | 
This 3-day workshop will have a daily combination of lecture and slides (2-3 hours), demo (2 hours or more, in both oil and acrylic) and student painting (2-3 hours). The following topics will be covered:
Day 1: Painting Reflections, From Shop Windows to Lakes and Streams
Learn how to paint distorted illusions of space, motion and perspective as seen in reflections on water, glass and shiny surfaces like metal, water and glass. Learn how to evoke the complexities of fractured reflections found in moving water, street puddles, lakes, cylinders and spheres (like fruit and ceramics), distortions of perspective found on plate glass windows along avenues. We see how other artists (past and present) painted reflections and their distortions. Demonstrations using oil, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media will be provided.
Day 2: From Representation to Abstraction in Nature. 
Learn new strategies to make more believable landscapes and then how to abstract and expand your expression of nature (from deep vistas to intimate gardens). Learn how to apply methods found in jewelry-making like cloisonné, or guilloche techniques in your painting. Learn new ways to design your pictures by borrowing from other cultures and time in oil, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media. Learn how to apply new insights from psychology and neuroscience to make your pictures more exciting. Your instructor will demonstrate how to evoke movement and space in your paintings in various media.
Day 3: Contemporary landscape painting. 
We start in the late 19th century with the blurred, dream landscapes of George Inness, Turner, and Corot. To see how they painted and how they evolved into the Impressionists. Quickly, we move into Cezanne to see how he united the biology of vision to the history of art. Next, we learn how to abstract landscapes as did the late 20th century artists. The demonstrations will present these ideas using new tools, materials and techniques. The demonstration will focus on the new materials and tools which range from Photoshop effects in painting to metal and plastic surfaces, to of over-painting digitally printed material, to new tools like squeegees, brayers, and blowers.

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How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
6 Sessions · July 11 – August 15, 2017 
Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm 

Fee: $280 | Course Code: DDTU930AM7112017

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
6 Sessions · July 11 – August 15, 2017
Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm 

Fee: $350 | Course ID: DDTU130PM7112017

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.