The Dogwood Tree – Realistic Watercolor Landscapes
Registration deadline has been extended to August 19th!
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learn to paint the dogwood tree and incorporate it into realistic watercolor landscapes. Using both wet-in-wet technique and detailed dry brush. Alan Shuptrine will teach how to literally “sculpt” a floral subject into a painting from back to front, and utilize the white of the paper to create dramatic light and shadow. Unlike most watercolorists who gradually add pigment to paper (from light-to-dark), Alan Shuptrine was influenced by Andrew Wyeth, and his father, Hubert Shuptrine, who painted from dark-to-light, much like an oil painter. This allows for bolder brushstrokes, spontaneity, and a fresher look. For those who have ever been intimidated by watercolor, Alan will help build confidence as students develop their paintings. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have personal one-on-one instruction from a nationally recognized watercolor realist. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Shuptrine – “Growing up in the mountain South, I have fond memories of the dogwood tree. The juxtaposition between the crooked and roughly textured and lichen-covered branches combined with the delicate and soft flower petals that flutter in the wind is what fascinates me.”
Over the past 27 years, Shuptrine has emerged as a leading practitioner in several artistic disciplines, including watercolor, dry brush watercolor, egg tempera, oil, the centuries-old art of water gilding with genuine gold leaf, and wood carving, to name a few.
Shuptrine’s desire to pursue a career in the arts grew out of his natural inclination and influence of his father, the late Hubert Shuptrine, a nationally recognized watercolor realist. Born in 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Shuptrine’s pursuit of the arts included schooling at The Baylor School, The University of the South, and The University of Tennessee. Having lived in more than 20 cities, mostly in the South, Alan’s genre is naturally southern. And like his father, Alan prefers Realism with highly detailed and dramatic landscapes and figurative paintings. His influences include the works of his father, Hubert Shuptrine, Charles Prendergast, Stephen Scott Young, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. Shuptrine’s work can be seen in many public and private collections and he has won several national and regional awards. He is an active member of the Society of Gilders, The American Institute of Conservation, The Salmagundi Club, The Tennessee Watercolor Society, The Southern Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, and is the founder of The Master Craftsman’s Society. Visit his website: alanshuptrine.com. Click Here for Supply List.
Workshop fee is $275 members/$300 non-members. A confirmation letter and supply list will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment. Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here Alan P. Shuptrine Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2014 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 16 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: August 8, 2014. This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.
Please note: Because of our obligations to the instructor, no refund of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 14 days of the start of the workshop. Prior to August 8, 2014, we will refund your registration fees less a $100 workshop cancellation fee. However, there will be no refunds given for cancellations after August 8, 2014. The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. This minimum enrollment is determined on an individual class basis. In case of cancellation by the Museum, the advance payment will be refunded to you. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.