The Studios of Key West
2020 Class Workshop Description:
PAINTING KEY WEST ICONS IN OIL
January 9 & 10, 2020
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.
A brief morning intro will highlight composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting.) Then adequate time will be given to mix and set up the oil paint palette, and by late morning Douglas will start the first demo and have the class follow along.
Various subjects will be painted over the 2 day workshop and some incredible paintings will be accomplished. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to produce several paintings. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
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 lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him- his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’ teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. 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.