David Dunlop, Wild Gardens, Wildflowers, Wildflowers in Atmosphere, Riverbank, 2021, oil on dibond
David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Delta Airlines, Dunn & Bradstreet, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil, PepsiCo, SNET, and many more.
Respected teacher, lecturer and juror well versed in all mediums including: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and encaustic. Dunlop is the engaging host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. He was the recipient of the 2017 Living Art Award from Silvermine Arts Center in CT, where he has taught for many years. Visit daviddunlop.com.
Each day begins with demonstrations and followed by Dunlop working individually with each artist. These personal instructor visits allow each artist to expand their skills and enjoyably realize their own ambitions in a relaxed, friendly, and comfortable way. The workshop will have a daily combination of lecture/slides, demo, in acrylic, oil and watercolor and student painting.
The following subjects will be covered: Day 1. Broad Panoramic Landscapes with Big Skies. Learn how artists used elevated perspectives to create a feeling of infinite space under infinite skies. Create unfolding landscapes, rolling over fields, lakes and forests and distant cities. We see how artists employed varieties of perspective. We take you across time and cultures to show you how artists worked. Learn how past masters created textures and patterns that evoked a feeling of depth and realism. See how this subject has changed through modern and contemporary artists. The demonstrations include use of oil and acrylics. Day 2. Water. We learn to paint the illusions of translucence from clear pools to tumbling streams, to paint persuasive reflections, and cascading falls and their misty effects. Learn to paint water as a vibrating mirror to nature. See how contemporary artists (whether realist or abstract) respond when the subject includes water. Dunlop will demonstrate with a variety of media including oils, water media and mixed media. Day 3. Intimate Landscapes; Nature up Close. Novel points of view can be found by looking closely at nature. When we see from the viewpoint of a frog or insect we improve our visual skills, broaden our menu of visual subjects and our perspectives. See how the feeling of dense and infinite flora can be created through illusions of texturing. Learn how to spellbind the viewer with a closer look at the natural world and its mysterious variety. Demonstrations will be provided using oils, water media and mixed media. Day 4. The Other Landscape, the Cityscape. See how to express the mood, energy and complexity of city life from the bright lights, to the passersby, to glass reflections, to flash of traffic to the textures of the street and the changing perspectives of the architecture. Here we look for varieties in the visual patterns and learn to evoke those patterns. Dunlop will provide demonstrations using oils, water media and mixed media and varieties of exotic painting tools.