David Dunlop’s Live Online Studio Painting Demonstration Workshops for WINTER, 2020

David’s New Exclusive Interactive Online Painting Demonstration Workshops for Winter, 2020.   As we are all so aware, this is a difficult and uniquely surreal time and David and SimmonsArt wish all of you and your families safety and good health during this time.   Many of us are continuing to turn to art and our painting and we are happy that you are interested in David’s new online workshops.   As always, David will endeavor to bring you a wealth of artistic, historical, and scientific information, artistic precedents, unique painting demonstrations, encouragement, tips, and insights in these workshops until we meet again in person. Assuming that there are no technical issues, we will also post a recorded version of the Workshop that you can access for later viewing.

We will send you the  Zoom link to join each workshop together with the link to the webpage and password to access the recorded version of the workshop In your purchase confirmation email, and then in an email before each workshop.   David’s Suggested Supply List. 

OCTOBER, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
David’s Online Painting Demonstration Workshop
Experiments in Landscape Painting

$35.00Add to cart


NOVEMBER, 2020

3 Tuesdays in November
3 Live Online Painting Demonstrations
with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST
(Tues – November 3,10 and 17, 2020)

$150.00Add to cart

3 Saturdays in November
3 Live Online Painting Demonstrations
with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST
(Sat – November 7, 14 and 21, 2020)

$150.00Add to cart

November 24, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
David’s Online Painting Demonstration Workshop 
Painting Skies
(2.5 hr.) 

$50.00Add to cart



DECEMBER, 2020

3 Tuesdays in December
3 Live Online Painting Demonstrations
with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST
(Tues – December 1, 8, and 15, 2020)

$150.00Add to cart

3 Saturdays in December
3 Live Online Painting Demonstrations
with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST
(Sat – December 5, 12 and 19, 2020)

$150.00Add to cart

December, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
David’s Online Painting Demonstration Workshop
Date  and Topic to be Announced


DAVID’S WEEKLY LIVE ONLINE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS with PERSONAL PAINTING CRITIQUE:

1.  THREE TUESDAY WORKSHOPS at 11:00am EST. 
David will lead a series of four 3-3.5 hr. live online workshops from his studio which each include a discussion, painting demonstrations and a personal critique of class members’ paintings on Zoom on Tuesdays at 11am EST.

David will focus on Experiments with Landscape: Realism to Abstraction.   Through demonstrations in oil and mixed media, David will explore subjects of land, water, sky and cities.  He will merge contemporary and historic ideas, techniques and materials and push representational traditions toward abstraction.   David will explore nature’s patterns and textures and how to create their effects.   He will experiment and expand traditional models of landscape painting.  David’s explores how biology and neuroscience determine our vision and can be used to make arresting artworks.  Demos are followed by live individual personal critiques of class member’s artwork.

2.  THREE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS at 11:00am EST.  
David will lead a series of four 3 – 3.5 hr. live online workshops from his studio which each include a discussion, painting demonstrations and a personal critique of class members’ paintings on Zoom on Saturdays  at 11am EST.

Through demonstrations we embrace a spectrum of subjects from micro close-ups to broad vistas, from water’s movements to the effects of wind in the sky, from primeval forests to frenzied cities, from soft, misty illumination to sparkling reflections, from wild flowers to meadows.  David explores how paintings have evolved across the world from ancient history to today. and he will borrow and mix those traditions.  David will experiment with materials and methods and will explore painting nature from realism to abstraction.  David begins his workshops with a discussion of design and composition and then proceeds with a 1-1.5 hr. painting demonstrations.  He then will give live individual personal critiques of class member’s artworks.


DAVID’S MONTHLY LIVE ONLINE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS

EXPERIMENTS IN LANDSCAPE PAINTING – OCTOBER 28, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT (2-2.5 hrs.) – $35.00

In this new monthly two-hour live online workshop from David’s studio, David will explore interweaving patterns of contrasting colors, textures, and forms as found in natural settings.   He will demonstrate how to create sparkle effects, luminosity, the sensation of wind and varieties of natural textures as we experience them. Learn how nature’s organic rhythmic sequences can be arranged into unified compositions.  This demonstration will involve layering mixed media.Since we are not physically travelling at this moment in time, David will use photographs as his source material.  He will examine and discuss historic precedents for different ideas and then sketch several compositions to explore different possibilities.

There is no painting critique of class members paintings in this demonstration Workshop but David will be happy to answer your questions.

PAINTING SKIES – NOVEMBER 24, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT (2-2.5 hrs.) – $50.00
Skies are endlessly fascinating and painting skies has been a great joy and challenge for landscape painters throughout history. David will explore many aspects of designing and painting skies with particular attention to capturing the effects of wind, motion, light, luminosity and layering in relation to the landscape.  In David’s inimitable and inspiring style, he will examine how some of the greatest landscape painters have approached this topic, examining their compositions, palettes and techniques.

David will then paint a demonstration painting using mixed media while examining:
the design and composition of higher and lower perspectives and horizons for landscape paintings;
– the importance of linear and atmospheric perspective in achieving desired effects;
– multiple painting techniques for shaping, toning and creating texture in a sky;
– how to use open and closed edges in clouds and skies; and
– creating myriad and dramatic sky effects by using different color palettes.
There are no individual critiques in this workshop but David will be happy to answer your questions.
Oil and Mixed Media Painting Demonstrations. Since we are not physically traveling at this moment in time, David will use photographs as his source material in these workshops. These demonstrations will involve layering mixed media.   These workshops will offer an exciting guide to finding, designing and painting beautiful, luminous landscapes using old master techniques in a contemporary manner.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORMAT OF DAVID’S CLASSES:

a.  Live Studio Discussion and Painting Demonstration by David (1.5 hours).    David will present his painting topic for the class in his inimitable style, and he may discuss different photographs and paintings to illustrate his discussion – from Old Master to contemporary paintings.  He will select a composition, diagram the painting, discuss his palette considerations, and then complete a unique demonstration painting.

b.  Painting Critique of the Class Member Paintings.   If you are interested in having David look at one of your paintings and offer a personal critique of the painting for approximately 3-5 minutes, then you can send a high resolution image of your painting to us by 6pm of the evening before the respective class.  David will discuss your painting with you during the workshop in the order  in which the paintings are submitted to him.

c.   Recordings of the selected workshops may be available after the workshop in either the Zoom format or the higher resolution format – when available.

d.   Zoom Video Conferencing.   We are using the Zoom video conferencing technology, which also allows us to record the class.  Not everything will work perfectly at first, but we will keep trying to improve our online experience. Thank you for your patience!  (You can use the free Zoom option and you will need to register at Zoom before the class.  Click here for more information on how to register for Zoom.)  Please update your Zoom software because there have been issues with Zoom because of the recent surge in usage because so many people are now at home.


RECORDED VERSIONS OF PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

DISTANT LANDSCAPES – Wednesday,  August 5, 2020 – Recorded Version of David’s Online Landscape Painting Workshop  (2-2.5 hr.) 
We will Zoom to Tuscany’s rolling, poppy cluttered, olive groves.  The painting demonstration will stretch our vision across a vast panorama of Blue Mountains freckled with farms and cypress groves as we paint deep perspectives. Roads ascend in winding ribbons; fields dip gracefully into valleys.  David will demonstrate different techniques to create vivid textures and colors that recede into blended atmosphere.

Since we are not physically travelling at this moment in time, David will use photographs as his source material.  He will examine and discuss historic precedents for different ideas and then sketch several compositions to explore different possibilities.  David will then create a brief watercolor study before he turns to his demonstration painting in oil.   This 2-2.5 hr. program will offer an exciting guide to finding, designing and painting exciting luminous landscapes using old master techniques in a contemporary manner.  We will also post a lightly edited version of the program a few days after the workshop for later review.  This class will not include critiques of class members paintings.

Recorded Version of David’s Online Painting Demonstration – Distant Landscapes – Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
We will send the link to the webpage and the password to access the workshop in your purchase confirmation email.  

$30.00Add to cart

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