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Mudge Pond
Solo Exhibition and Lecture - David Dunlop Paints the Northwest Corner
October 7, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Artist Reception on November 8th from 5 to 7PM and Artist Lecture on Sunday, November 20th at 1pm

The White Gallery
| 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT 06039 | www.thewhitegalleryart.com | 860-435-1029
Open Friday- Sunday 12-5PM
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Solo Exhibition - David Dunlop - Visual Journeys
November 5, 2016 - Opening Reception and Artist Talk | 4pm-6pm
The Drawing Room Art Gallery | 220 East Putnam Avenue| Cos Cob, CT 06807
203-661-3737 | www.thedrawingroomhome.com



Color: Its Meanings and Uses across Time and Cultures
Sunday, March 5, 2017· 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm · $20
Course ID: DDSU430PM352017
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

How does color work in a painting or, a memory? How does color convey meaning? Travel through time to see how Greeks, Persians, Native Americans, Chinese and Europeans find and apply varieties of meaning through color. Explore color theories and technologies as they evolve across time and cultures. How does our contemporary culture signal meaning with different hues, different surfaces, and different brightness’s? How are we influenced by color? How do we read color today vs. the past? How does color influence our choices for our home, car, clothing and art?

David Dunlop’s reputation as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions. His PBS program on Cezanne was included in the exhibit Cezanne and American Modernism at the Montclair Art Museum.


Techniques of the Masters (Past and Present)
January 14-15, 2017 | Saturday & Sunday | 9 am to 4 pm
Members $TBA

Skill Level: All levels welcome | Participants can use watercolor, oil, acrylic or mixed media
Day One: Where do we get our ideas of landscape painting? What are the criteria and how are criteria changing? How do you design, draw, and paint a romantic 19 century landscape picture? We start with historic ideas and methods. We reach back to the 17th century landscape painters from Holland and Italy. We learn (through demonstration) how they sketched, composed and painted. Here artists grasp the conventions and models of landscape painting as they influence us now and influenced Hudson River painters like Church and Gifford.  We consider their ideas, palettes, brushwork and methods.  I will demonstrate a variety of their techniques and how they use the strategies of English landscape painters like JMW Turner. We examine applied color theory for these artists, their palettes and tools in the demonstration.
Day Two: The subject is contemporary landscape painting. History begins here in the late 19th century with the blurred dream landscapes of George Inness, the Barbizon tonal landscapes of Corot and the subsequent Impressionists. Quickly we move into Cezanne’s ideas on the biology of vision as united with the history of art in landscapes.  From here we look to the evolution toward abstracting the landscape with expressive color and gestures. We move through the 20th century with the distilled distorted landscapes of artist like Diebenkorn and Thiebaud. How did they redesign and color their paintings?  I will demonstrate new tools (squeegees, brayers and blowers), materials and techniques of 21st-century landscape painters. The demonstrations also focuses on the influence and use of software like Photoshop in landscape painting and includes new substrates like enameled brush silver aluminum or the effects of over painting digitally printed material. David will provide individual instruction oil, watercolor and acrylics.

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New Horizons and Old Traditions in Landscape Painting (Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic)
5 Sessions · April 3 – April 7, 2017 · Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm · $870
Course ID: DDMTUWTHF1000AM432017
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

Learn techniques and traditions of “Old Master” landscape painters from Rembrandt to Turner, Claude of Lorraine to the American Hudson River painters. There will be demonstrations of the Dutch 17th Century painters in oils; French Impressionists and their palette choices, brushstrokes, compositions and color theories; Hudson River painters will trace their European influences, drawing and design system. We will conclude with contemporary currents in landscape painting including new materials and media. There will be daily demonstrations in watercolor and oil daily followed by personal attention and counsel.

Techniques of the Masters
April 20-23, 2017 | Thurs. - Mon. | 9 am to 4 pm
Members $599, non-members $650, (Non-refundable deposit to hold your spot, $50)

The Cultural Center At Ponte Vedra Beach | 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 |
Phone: (904) 280-0614 | Fax: (904) 280-0616
Skill Level: All levels welcome | Participants can use watercolor, oil, acrylic or mixed media
This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape painting by studying color, water, and skies. Daily demonstrations and individually tailored instruction will help each student realize his or her personal painting ambitions. Half of the workshop will be spent in the studio and the other half will be plein air (weather permitted). Evening photo walks will also be a part of the workshop.



How To Paint a Really Good Landscape - Beginning to Intermediate
10 Sessions · January 17 – March 21, 2017
Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fee: $420 | Course Code: DDTU930AM1172017
Silvermine Art Guild |
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2

Modern Methods and Classical traditions are presented through demonstrations and hands-on personal instruction. Learn how to build strong designs, sketches, color mixing, values, perspective and brushwork. Learn from the Masters (Da Vinci to Monet). The daily Illustrated lectures and demonstrations include techniques of past masters in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and photo-media. Personal consultation is provided in each class to help you realize your ambitions and improve your skill set.

Investigations in Landscape: Representation to Abstraction -
Intermediate & Advanced

10 Sessions · January 17 – March 21, 2017
Tuesday | 1:30am-4:30pm

Fee: $420 | Course Code: DDTU130PM1172017

Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
We will investigate visual perception and sensation, how we experience color, motion, space and 2D orientation. We will apply historic techniques and ideas from across time and cultures, from Europe to China. We will apply discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, mysticism, and new technologies of image making. Through demonstrations in oil, watercolor and acrylic, and illustrated talks you will learn to harness art history and contemporary techniques to enrich your work. Personal consultations in every class will help you develop your own vision and realize your ambitions.

Extend Your Reach: Art in the 21st Century
10 Sessions · January 18 – March 22
Wednesday · 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $420 | Course ID: DDW130PM1182017
Silvermine Art Guild | 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 | 203-966-6668 ext. 2
Here is a lab for your experiments with materials, techniques, and ideas. We test unfamiliar and familiar media embrace the unknown, apply discoveries from neuroscience, perceptual psychology, contemporary art, and art history. From across the globe we try new technologies and ancient techniques, we embrace trial-and-error, the courage to experiment and make mistakes, and a quest for personal authenticity in your art. We encourage pioneering with materials and ideas. Your instructor demonstrates new ideas, new materials and how to marry art history and psychology to art. David provides you with personal consultations in each class.