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Painting with the Masters, Old and New Techniques with David Dunlop
August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$495
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.