Deer Path Art League
2015 Class Workshop Description:

Floral Oil Painting Workshop
May 4, 2015, 9-3pm

A special one-day edited version of a very popular class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting florals. Although only a day, it includes interesting and memorable overview discussions on 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). Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, whether a beginner or seasoned professional. After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class, gets students mixing colors and painting by 11am. Bringing a brown bag lunch allows a lunch break whenever you need it. The atmosphere is fun, but a quiet and concentrated etiquette will be maintained. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix very basic strings of high key colors for light and shadow in the flowers and reflections in a white pitcher. Students will paint from Lilacs or Tulips with strong side lighting in a very simple white pitcher. The thought Douglas puts into these classic arrangements and timeless subjects is as important as the painting itself. He will show you how he does it and why he makes the choices he does. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy a great day together. Plan to do a quick study and a larger painting in this intensive but very fun one-day workshop.

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 “SPECIAL KIT” which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and 2 canvas panels, an 8x10 and a 12x16 and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. SPECIAL Kit $100. payable directly to Douglas David.

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

mineral spirits

Floral/Still Life oils - Utrecht (or your favorite brand) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo Blue, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Prussian Green, Yellow Ochre, Titanium or “Permalba” White (larger tube).

Floral/Still Life OPTIONAL oils - Holbein Jaune Brilliant No 2, Holbein Ivory White, Cad Red Dark

Paper Towels
disposable palette pad
palette knife
brushes- filberts- #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10 or rounds prefer rounds over filberts.
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1" and 2-2.5" sizes
canvases- an 8"x10" and a 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.

Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and Permalba white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas.

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.

Floral/Tentative Class Outline

1st hour: Overview of Workshop, Set up Floral Still lives and get students situated at
individual easels
2nd hour: Mix simple strings of high key colors and discuss overview of principles
11-3: Paint in studio. Douglas will do a brief demo (study) to get everyone started and will paint a larger demo throughout afternoon. Douglas moves through the group in a rotation so everyone gets equal time.


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