Painting Landscapes with David Dunlop – Oil in Tuscany
(approx. 106 minutes in length)
Using techniques of the old masters as well as contemporary methods, David Dunlop brings you a wealth of information, demonstrations, encouragement, tips, and insights in this approximately 106 minute DVD. He then takes you to two locations in Tuscany where he diagrams the scene and completes a plein air painting. David paints 1) a panoramic vista outside of Artimino, Italy in Tuscany (44 minutes) and 2) an olive grove in a nearby farm located close to a 1585 Medici villa (62 minutes). This 106 minutes DVD offers an exciting guide to finding, designing and painting exciting luminous landscapes using old master techniques in a contemporary manner. Learn new methods to dramatically improve your eye, your composition, painting and you landscapes.
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Section 1 – Introduction to Landscape Painting/ Introduction to the Macchiaioli – Tuscan Panorama.
David continues his series of painting DVDs with an introduction to painting a landscape in oil. In this DVD David takes us out into the Tuscan landscape, the very landscape painted by centuries of painters, including the Macchiaioli, who were the Italian Impressionist painters in the mid-1800’s. David discusses an oil painting(s) painted by several of the leading Macchiaioli painters,
Section 2a – Out in the Field – Selecting the Scene for the Painting – Panoramic Tuscan Painting
David sketches the design of the Tuscan panoramic vista outside of Artimino, Italy in Tuscany.
Section 2b – Out in the Field – Painting the Tuscan PanoramaDesign and Sketching the Panoramic Tuscan Scene
David demonstrates a “plein air” landscape sketch of the Tuscan parnorama, discussing each step of the design, paint color selection and color mixing, the laying in of colors and shadows, and the myriad of brush strokes that are a trademark of his painting style.
Section 3a – Out in the Field – Selecting the Scene for the Painting – Tuscan Olive Grove
David sketches the design of the Tuscan Olive Grove outside of Artimino, Italy in Tuscany.
Section 3b – Out in the Field – Painting the Tuscan Olive grove
David demonstrates a “plein air” landscape sketch of the Tuscan olive grove, discussing each step of the design, paint color selection and color mixing, the laying in of colors and shadows, and demonstrating many painting techniques for shaping, toning and creating texture in a painting.
Section 4 – Painting Morphing Section for the Two Paintings
The program includes a painting morphing sequence of each painting which shows the evolution of the painting by showing slides of the painting at various stages. (approx. 3 minutes each)