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

David’s New Exclusive Interactive Online Painting Demonstration Workshops on Tuesdays and Saturdays in August.   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.


DAVID’S MONTHLY LIVE ONLINE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOP – AUGUST 5TH, 2020 at 11:00am EST

DISTANT LANDSCAPES – Wednesday,  August 5, 2020 – Live Online Landscape Painting Workshop at 11:00am EST (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.


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

1.  TUESDAYS at 11:00am EST – August Series of 4 Weekly TUESDAY Online Landscape Painting Workshops with Individual Painting Critique   (August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2020).
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 in August at 11amEST.

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.  SATURDAYS at 11:00am EST – August Series of 4 Weekly SATURDAY Online Landscape Painting Workshops with Individual Painting Critique  (August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2020).
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 in August at 11amEST.

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.


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.

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.


Join David’s New Live Online Classes

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 11amEST – David’s Live Online Painting Demonstration – Distant Landscapes
We will send you a Zoom link to join the workshop in your purchase confirmation email.  

$30.00Add to cart

Tuesdays in August – David’s Package of 4 Tuesday Live Online Painting Demonstrations with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST (August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2020).    We will send you a Zoom link to join each workshop in your purchase confirmation email.

$170.00Add to cart

Saturdays in August – David’s Package of 4 Saturday Live Online Painting Demonstrations with Personal Critique at 11:OOam EST (August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2020).   We will send you a Zoom link to join each workshop in your purchase confirmation email.

$170.00Add to cart