The Garden House
Sullivan Hardware/6955 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220
2022 Class Workshop Description:
FALL LANDSCAPE IN OIL
October 12 & 13, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting Fall. Includes interesting and memorable 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 preparing to paint. 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 basic strings of color to help comprehend how this preparation makes the painting process a little simpler and gets a working understanding of the value/strings of color. Students will work from wonderful photos of Fall that Douglas provides. Color transitions from summer greens into wonderful fall colors will be a major focus of this workshop. Note: Cadmium Yellow medium and deep, as well as cadmium orange are good additions to your palette in this fall class.
An incredible two day hands on painting experience will yield a couple of nice paintings and a logical thought process in a fun yet focused atmosphere to help you guide your future study. Your paintings can be as complicated or as simple as needed. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to start to 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 the principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
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:
Douglas will offer a “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)
Oils - 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 “Permalba” White
OPTIONAL Oils - Greenish Umber Mixture, Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No 2. Holbein Ivory White, Cad Medium and Cad Red Dark
disposable palette pad
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
Canvases - Quantity: 2 8"x10", 2 10"x20" or 12"x16" or 16"x20" (or whatever size desired for larger paintings)
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.
Class Tentative Outline:
1st hour: Welcome / Overview of Class
2nd hour: Discuss principles to explain ideas and concepts.
3rd hour: Mix Palette (basic Strings of colors) and setting up prismatic palette.
Lunch: Brown bag lunch. Douglas demos a landscape in studio to walk you through your afternoon study in the field.
Afternoon: On location. At your own pace, paint some quick studies.
1st hour: Overview / Review
2nd/3rd hour: Specifics-Targeted to help folks at different levels-demos as needed.
On Location- Paint**
Lunch: Brown bag lunch.
Afternoon: On location. Paint in the field.
Last hour and a half: Select and display pieces accomplished over the 2 days - a small class show with discussions and summary.
**Douglas will help each student as much as possible as time permits.
$350. per person for two days
Questions and details: email@example.com
Checks payable to: Douglas David