Course Description

Study the art of painting floral still lifes in this fun and focussed workshop as Douglas David teaches basic oil painting principles designed to capture the beauty and grace of hydrangeas. Working from Douglas’s collection of photo references, you will learn his logical process that will serve as a sound foundation to develop your individual style. Through his energetic demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Douglas shares an overview of his personal floral palette and concepts for creating composition, massing, building form, and a convincing sense of light and shadow. You will learn how to mix paints to prepare color “strings” as a simple but effective way to understand, then apply color and value. Whether you push your canvasses into highly rendered detail or strive for a more simple and abstracted image, Douglas helps students to avoid overworking their canvas, and to know when a work is finished. His exuberant teaching style will infuse your painting practice with many memorable lessons, helping you get to the next level of skill, observation, and pure appreciation of oil painting.

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for signing up for a class. Once your class is paid for, we cannot offer a refund or credit, unless we cancel class due to low registration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us BEFORE completing your payment.

Materials

Medium: Gambline “Galkyd,” and “Gamsol”

Oil Paint :
Permalba Mixing White - large tube
Suggested brand: Utrecht (order from Dick Blick)
Cad. Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Phthalo Blue
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine Blue
Ultramarine Violet
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Green
Green Earth Hue
Sap Green
Prussian Green
Yellow Ochre
Ivory Black
OPTIONAL Oils - Greenish Umber Mixture, Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No 2. Holbein Ivory White, Cad Medium and Cad Red Dark

disposable palette pad, palette knife

Brushes:
Filberts and/or Rounds: #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10
Rounds: #0,1, or 2 for detail and signing
Hardware bristle brushes: 1" and 2-2.5" sizes

Canvases:
2 to 3 Small (5"x7" 8"x10")
1-2 Medium (10"x20" or 12"x16")
1 Large (16"x20" or 15"x30")

Prepare Canvases Prior to class:

Prime all canvases prior to class so that they are dry with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and Permalba white to make an even pin

Medium: Gambline “Galkyd,” and “Gamsol”

Oil Paint :
Permalba Mixing White - large tube
Suggested brand: Utrecht (order from Dick Blick)
Cad. Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Phthalo Blue
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine Blue
Ultramarine Violet
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Green
Green Earth Hue
Sap Green
Prussian Green
Yellow Ochre
Ivory Black
OPTIONAL Oils - Greenish Umber Mixture, Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No 2. Holbein Ivory White, Cad Medium and Cad Red Dark

disposable palette pad, palette knife

Brushes:
Filberts and/or Rounds: #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10
Rounds: #0,1, or 2 for detail and signing
Hardware bristle brushes: 1" and 2-2.5" sizes

Canvases:
2 to 3 Small (5"x7" 8"x10")
1-2 Medium (10"x20" or 12"x16")
1 Large (16"x20" or 15"x30")

Prepare Canvases Prior to class:

Prime all canvases prior to class so that they are dry with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and Permalba white to make an even pink or light coral color on canvases’ surface. Thin with gamsol to help dry. (1 or 2 days dry time before class)

Douglas David

Douglas David

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