Boca Grande Art Center
2018 Class Workshop Description:

Putting it all together to create really strong paintings.
March 12-13, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Brand New Workshop! This is an incredible workshop for those who are ready for some advanced dialog and direction in their painting. The idea of this workshop while teaching you how to paint dynamic and exciting paintings, is to get you to be very clear and very sure of the “concept” and the “focus” of the painting - simply a beautiful calm day on the lake, or a magnificent fresh-cut bouquet of peonies. The class will help you ensure that every effort you make is to acknowledge the “concept” and to be sure you do all you can to communicate that message through brush stroke and finish. The class includes interesting and memorable discussions on all the basic elements of painting including, composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). This is key and basic to all of Douglas’ teachings. But this class goes further as it revolves around discussions on the concept of a work, the continuing concept of a series and how these various pieces fit into the whole of your body of work. Great lectures to get you to think bigger about your work - past, present and future.

After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class gets students organized and preparing to paint. Even as it is an advanced workshop and most students would have studied with Douglas or be familiar with his work, the basics Douglas feels important are still covered. Students will learn how to set up their palette with the basic colors and understand why this is helpful. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails and do a subsequent demonstration painting throughout the next two days for each of the subjects that the class paints. There will be one subject each day, a landscape or seascape and a floral still life. The workshop will be taught from photographs Douglas supplies.

Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy all the demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.

Douglas’ Biography
Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves - tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him - his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’ teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www.douglasdavid.com.

Class supply list:
Douglas will offer “BASIC PAINT KIT” which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Price $150., while supplies last. Please reserve your kit when registering.

Or you can bring these supplies...
(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
mineral spirits

Oils - Utrecht (or your favorite brand) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Green Earth Hue, Prussian Green, Yellow Ochre, Cad. Orange, Cad. Red Medium, Cad. Yellow Light, Ivory Black, “Permalba” White
OPTIONAL Oils - Greenish Umber Mixture, Sap Green Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No 1,2,3 and or 4. Holbein Ivory White, Cad Red Dark

Paper Towels
disposable palette pad
palette knife
brushes- filberts- #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10
rounds- in above sizes if you prefer round over filberts.
rounds- in really small like #0,1,2
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1" and 2-2.5" sizes
a 1-2" foam brush from hardware store
Canvases- Quantity: 2-3 5"x7", 2-3 8"x10", 1-2 10"x20" or 12"x16" or 16"x20" (or whatever size desired for larger painting)
And anything else student needs to help them paint well and feel comfortable.

Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.

Class/Tentative Outline:

Day 1
1st hour: Welcome/Overview of Class & Terms.
2nd hour: Review Supplies and how to set up and get organized to paint, setting up the palette, and how to get started.
Lunch: Brown bag or run to market close by to pick up a sandwich.
Entire Afternoon: Paint in studio.

Day 2
1st hour: Overview/Review Specifics.
All of second day: Paint in studio at your own pace on set ups Douglas arranges for you.
Lunch: Brown bag or run to market close by to pick up a sandwich.
Last hour: Review each student’s work and accomplishments during condensed workshop.


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