Naples Art Association
2024 Class Workshop Description:

February 8 & 9, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New Workshop! This amazing studio painting workshop will yield several exciting abstracts over a 2 day period. Learn to create one or a series of comtemporary abstracts while investigating various color ways, and muliple techniques to create various finishes. Class will cover the basic principles of painting with regard to abstracts. Discussions and lectures on basic concept and composition, blocking in, use of line, shape, positive/negative, layering/subtracting, texture and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Discussions will include what to think about in creating abstract work and how to investigate various techniques and styles. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.

After a brief morning intro Douglas will assist students with mixing and setting up their palettes. He will review individual students a few times during each session and tailor instruction to help everyone’s skills develop at a comfortable rate. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these essential principles.

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 slice of watermelon on a checkered tablecloth. His paintings are beautiful, simple and timeless. After graduating with honors from Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Douglas went on to study for a number of years with Frank Mason, famed instructor from the Art Students League of New York and student of Frank Vincent DuMond. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas is a member of many art associations and clubs including Hoosier Salon, Naples Art Association, Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Salmagundi Club and Southern Vermont Arts Center. Douglas’s teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. He loves to share insights into the DuMond Palette with his students and bases all of his teachings on classic principles. Douglas’s work has been chosen for many private and public collections, including the Vice President’s residence, the United States Embassy to Sierra Leone, and most recently, by request of Ambassador Donnelly, the United States Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican City). For more detailed information, visit www.douglasdavid.com.

Class supply list:
Acrylics - Utrecht (order from Dick Blick) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Green Earth Hue, Sap Green, Prussian Green, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, large tube of White
Paper Towels
disposable palette pad
palette knife
brushes- filberts or flats- #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10 or rounds in these sizes if you prefer rounds over filberts.

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 or wooden panels - Quantity: 2-3 8"x8", 10"x10", or 12"x12" (and whatever size desired for larger paintings)

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.
2nd hour: Discuss principles with demos to explain ideas and concepts.
3rd hour: Set up and organize Palette.
Lunch: Brown bag or run to cafe or deli close by.
Afternoon: Paint in studio.

Day 2
1st hour: Brief review in studio.
Morning: Paint in studio.
Lunch: Brown bag or run to cafe or deli close by.
Afternoon: Paint in studio.
Last hour: Review each student’s work and accomplishments during condensed workshop.

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