The Studios of Key West
2023 Class Workshop Description:
PAINTING KEY WEST ICONS IN OIL
January 18 & 19, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This exciting new workshop will focus on subjects that are fun and familiar to residents and visitors, icons of Key West - a rooster, a mangrove, some dinghies and a conch shell to name a few.
Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting these icons. 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). Various subjects will be painted over the 2 day workshop and some incredible paintings will be accomplished.
After a brief morning intro Douglas will introduce the DuMond palette, which he has found to be a lifesaver, and he will assist students with mixing. 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 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:
(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
Oils - Utrecht brand (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, “Permalba” White
OPTIONAL oils - Unbleached Titanium, Holbein brand- Ivory White, Jaune Brilliant, Greenish Umber, Sap Green Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No 1, 3 and or 4, Cad. Orange, Cad. Red Medium, Cad. Yellow Light, Ivory Black)
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, or 2- to be able to put in some detail and sign
a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1" and 2-2.5" sizes
Canvases- Quantity 2-3 5"x7"
1-2 10"x20" or 12"x16" or 16"x20" or 15"x30" (or whatever size desired for larger painting- returning students, be fearless, go larger!)
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. (This can be done first thing in class if needed).
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.
Douglas also will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” (while supplies last) 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.
1st hour: Welcome/Overview of Class.
2nd hour: Discuss principles with demos to explain ideas and concepts.
3rd hour: Mix Palette (Strings of color/organize your palette).
Lunch: Brown bag.
Afternoon: Demo in classroom on how to paint various boats. Paint boats in studio.
Morning: Demo in classroom on how to paint various boats. Paint boats in studio.
Lunch: Brown bag.
Afternoon: Paint boats in studio.