Painting Techniques: Contemporary Landscapes
Ages: 18 - No Limit
Ability: Intermediate Advanced Professional
Join artist David Shingler in a four-day workshop inspired broadly by the dramatic landscapes of the West, all the way to the cotton fields and ocean vistas of the East coast. David Shingler integrates these influences into his own personal technique and painting style. Shingler's oil paintings are not photorealistic, but they create a sense of depth and energy that make viewers feel they are there. Shingler paints a diverse subject matter consisting primarily of landscapes, but also including cityscapes and figurative works. Specializing in painting oil on wood panels, which he personally builds, Shingler creates unique and impressive images that are indeed one of a kind. This workshop will feature live demos by Shingler, both outdoor and indoor painting sessions, personal instruction, and in-depth dialogue.
"When I paint, I aim to capture the natural feeling of the subject so that people feel as if 'they are there' when they look at the finished piece. The integration of the present time is a large part of my concept as a painter. I prefer painting on wood panels because I like the hard surface when I apply the paint. I like to paint wet on wet paint, in one fluid motion. I believe the lack of control in my work is psychologically stimulated from the overload of structure in my childhood years. I have always had the need to feel free, and painting this way is conducive to that need for flexibility. "
SPECIAL NOTE: First day of workshop meet at the Art Students League of Denver.
Instructor will go over outdoor painting session details on first day. Outdoor painting session at Lookout Mt. Golden, CO. Address: 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401. Meet at Windy Saddle, Beaver Brooke Trail head. Students are responsible for their own transportation.