2022 Winter GAW - Painting Seascapes, Beaches and Dunes in Oil

Friday April 1

10:30 AM  –  4:30 PM


Douglas David
All levels

Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to seascape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en plein-air will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation. Discussions and lectures on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. We work in studio the first morning to set up our palettes and pare down our materials as we will not need lots of supplies on the beach. Then we go to the beach that afternoon for the duration of the day. The second and third days we start at the beach and return to the studio in the afternoon to touch up and work on our paintings.

Workshop meets at VBMA in Studios 2 and 3
Friday-Sunday, April 1 - 3, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
$460 ($375 Museum Members)