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Workshop - Landscape Oil Painting with Douglas David

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This incredible workshop returns! Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to landscape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en plein air, will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation.

Discussions and lectures on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how not to overwork your painting.) Participants will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and the concepts his work entails. Participants will mix paints and learn to paint out-of-doors. They will work on studies and the emphasis will be on capturing the time of day, atmosphere and geographical elements in a quick, concise way, based on the principles covered. Larger more finished works can be done subsequent days, using studies as a roadmap to allow the painting to develop its own finish. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Douglas will be able to assist students with mix and will review individual students a few times during each session or set up. Plan to produce several studies and at least one or two larger more finished paintings, depending on skill level. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas/ teaching. A small informal group show on easels in our class will end the class on a high note as we share our accomplishments in this condensed time of study. Douglas will provide photos to paint from in case of weather related issues. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going over the three days of the workshop.

Three day workshop with Douglas David /Monday – Wednesday, June 18 - 20, 10 – 4 PM daily.