Course Description

Break new ground in your painting practice by approaching traditional realism with innovative techniques. By experimenting with mixing oil, acrylic, ink, watercolor, and photographic materials on paper, plastics, and metal, David demonstrates how contemporary methods serve to develop persuasive imagery with an original visual voice. In his insightful slide presentations, David will discuss how artists throughout history have conveyed intimate panoramas, translucence, and nature in motion. These transformative methods, taught with a hands on instruction will inspire students to borrow methods from across time to access a new personal direction.

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Materials

Recommended and NOT Mandatory for Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

OIL PAINTS :
(Charvin, Old Holland, Sennelier oil paints) :
Titanium white
Lemon Yellow
Gamboge Yellow
Transparent Red Oxide
Napthol Red
Vermillion
Ultramarine Blue
Azure Blue or Pthalo Cyan
Quinacridone Magenta or Fuchsia, Carmine Lake
Oil medium
refined linseed, walnut, or poppy oil
Oil Brushes:
Soft synthetic flats (watercolor soft synthetic flats wash brushes, Liquitex, Polar Flo), 2 each:
½”, 1”, 2”,3”, 4” and 6” ( Polar Flo and freestyle by Liquitex )
Smalls: Rafael's #12 or #14 soft synthetic flats water color wash brushes.
Primer brushes with hog bristles (hardware store) 2”, 3” and 4”
Rubber squeegees: 4”, 6" and 8" (window cleaner/metal handles)

Oil Prep and Cleaning:
Sketch pad and sketching materials
artists tape, disposable surgical gloves for oil, paper towels,
Soap and Water
Gamsol for cleaning solvent only

Suggested Oil Surfaces:
Underpaint your oils with acrylics or

Recommended and NOT Mandatory for Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

OIL PAINTS :
(Charvin, Old Holland, Sennelier oil paints) :
Titanium white
Lemon Yellow
Gamboge Yellow
Transparent Red Oxide
Napthol Red
Vermillion
Ultramarine Blue
Azure Blue or Pthalo Cyan
Quinacridone Magenta or Fuchsia, Carmine Lake
Oil medium
refined linseed, walnut, or poppy oil
Oil Brushes:
Soft synthetic flats (watercolor soft synthetic flats wash brushes, Liquitex, Polar Flo), 2 each:
½”, 1”, 2”,3”, 4” and 6” ( Polar Flo and freestyle by Liquitex )
Smalls: Rafael's #12 or #14 soft synthetic flats water color wash brushes.
Primer brushes with hog bristles (hardware store) 2”, 3” and 4”
Rubber squeegees: 4”, 6" and 8" (window cleaner/metal handles)

Oil Prep and Cleaning:
Sketch pad and sketching materials
artists tape, disposable surgical gloves for oil, paper towels,
Soap and Water
Gamsol for cleaning solvent only

Suggested Oil Surfaces:
Underpaint your oils with acrylics or watercolors with tube watercolors
Portrait Linen Pads
Heavy weight smooth paper pads (like hot press watercolor paper) sealed with Golden’s polymer gloss varnish and, acrylic varnished watercolor paper.
Note: I varnish the watercolor paper, clayboards, gesso boards, and inexpensive canvas/linen pads, stretched canvases or other panels with Golden's Polymer Gloss Varnish. I will also be painting on enameled aluminum composite panels (Dibond, CompBond, AlumaBond or Omegabond)

ACRYLIC PAINT :
same as oils, and add:
(Charvin or Golden)
Hansa yellow or Primary Yellow
Primary Magenta
Primary Cyan
Black

Acrylic Medium:
gloss medium or gloss medium varnish
polymer gloss varnish or retarder

Acrylic Brushes:
same as oils
Add: 1/2" bristle 1" bristle, 2" bristle and 3"or 4" bristle as well as watercolor wash brush of at least 2” (hardware store variety, hog bristle)

Acrylic Surface:
smooth canvas pads or watercolor paper.

WATERCOLOR PAINT:
I use the same palette in watercolor as in oils. Watercolor can be applied to all the same surfaces used with the oils and acrylics. I prepare the surfaces with Golden's polymer gloss varnish.
Watercolor Brushes: same as oils

Watercolor Paints:
Same as oils. Watercolor can be applied to all the same surfaces used with the oils and acrylics. I prepare the surfaces with Golden's polymer gloss varnish.
Recommended: Lukas Aquarelle 1862, Old Holland, Sennelier Tube watercolors . Titanium highlighting white / opaque white
Ultramarine blue,
Scheveningen Blue Light (Old Holland), Scheveningen Red Middle (O.H.)
Carmine (Lukas 1862),
Scheveningen yellow (O.H.)
Gamboge yellow (O.H. and Lukas 1862)
Primary Cyan (Lukas 1862)
Transparent red oxide(OH ) or burnt sienna (Lukas 1862)
Set up and Clean up: water container, paper towels, and some quick release painter’s tape, razor blades Watercolor Surface: 140lb Hot press watercolor paper (min. weight) Palette: white slick plastic/paper palette/ Freezer Wrap Other media for watercolor work: white conte crayon or chalk pastels, acrylic or oils

Remember we can always paint with anything and on anything. These are just basic recommendations. They are not requirements. We can work with whatever paints you already have. If you have questions about supplies just email me at davidadunlop73@gmail.com

David Dunlop

David Dunlop

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