Centerpiece Gallery – September 11-13th – Natural Elements: Methods from the Masters
September 11 @ 9:30 am - September 13 @ 4:30 pm
NATURAL ELEMENTS – METHODS FROM THE MASTERS with David Dunlop
3 day workshop – Wednesday, September 11th – Friday, September 13th | 9:30AM-4:30PM
Level ; Intermediate
Oil or Acrylic
Visit http://www.thecenterpiece.com/services/workshops/david-dunlop-september-eleven for more information about lodging, cancellation policy and a supply list
David likes to vary the topics covered and approach from year to year to keep the material fresh, but here are the topics covered in 2018 so you can get a feel for his class before signing up.
DAY 1 – WATER
We learn to paint the illusions of translucent water (lakes, tide pools, vernal pools) with reflections that shimmer and quiver. We 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. You will learn how past masters like Sargent, Turner and Winslow Homer all painted water and, how contemporary artists are responding to the subject of water.
This 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 2 – FLORA
From Meadows to Forests to Gardens: how to evoke the sensation of infinity in a landscape, how to create the feeling of natural complexity in meadow grasses, clusters of trees, rolling landscapes and with intimate images like flowers in gardens or, other natural close-ups. We take you through the mechanisms of visual perception and art history to help you make persuasive flora. We will demonstrate useful perceptual theories in oil and mixed media using watercolor and acrylics.
DAY 3 – CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Modern landscapes begin in the 19th century. We move through tonalists to Impressionists to Cezanne with his ideas uniting the biological vision to art history. We follow the evolution of landscapes through abstraction and their emergence in expressionism and abstracted forms. Your instructor will demonstrate these movements as well as the adoption of new tools, materials, and techniques used by 21st century landscape painters.
Oil Paint Colors
Paint brands to consider: Charvin, Lukas, Grumbacher, Gamblin etc.
- Alizarin Crimson (Charvin, use Magenta or Rubine Lake)
- Cadmium Red (Charvin -use French Red Light OR Napothol Light)
- Cadmium Yellow (Lukas – use Cad Yellow Light, Charvin – use French Primary Yellow)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Manganese Blue (hue) or Cerulean Blue (hue) or Viridian (note: “hue” is less $$$)
- Titanium White
Acrylic Paint Colors
Paint brands to consider: Matisse Structure, Lukas, Golden, Charvin, or Liquitex. Please purchase acrylic paints that are more heavy-bodied (i.e. not “Flow”)
- Alizarin Crimson or Magenta (Charvin use Permanent Red Violet/ Matisse use Burgundy Red)
- Cadmium Red Light or Medium (or equivalent)
- Cadmium Yellow (Lukas-use Cad Yellow Light /Charvin – use French Primary Yellow)
- Ultramarine Blue (Charvin – use Deep Ultramarine)
- Manganese Blue or Cerulean Blue
- Titanium White