David Taylor

Sun, September 12 to Sat, September 18 2021

Color, Atmosphere, and Magic in Watercolor with David Taylor

Medium: Watercolor

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Location: Plein Air

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website: https://davidtaylorartist.com.au/

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This workshop will be instrumental in exploring the use of color and strength from subjects found in this beautiful area of the Hudson Valley. Atmosphere of the subject is an important feature to learn and the brush skills will be taught to encourage greater outcomes. The use of soft edges for better perspective and texture created by dry brush technique will be a plus.

The focus will be to achieve freshness and competent paintings and show the individuality of the artist. We will explore the light on the subject and also the depth that can be created by the use of rich shadows and also explore composition and color mixing on the paper. This workshop seeks to encourage all artists to take a step further and go the extra mile.

We will be painting on-site but will endeavor to work in the studio when necessary to enhance and finish work if necessary. Please bring any other photo reference you may have covering landscape, seascape, boats, and buildings.


Student Feedback

“David Taylor is a fabulous teacher. He’s very generous with his time and very thorough in his demonstration.”

“David took me from a novice watercolor dabbler to an avid watercolor explorer”


About David Taylor

David is recognized internationally for his painting, teaching and his services to the arts.

Born in Melbourne Australia in 1941, David’s early career began in etching and a 6-year apprenticeship at the north Melbourne Printing School of Graphic Arts to color etching assisted in his future career as an artist painter. Many hand skills were learned such as hand engraving, lino and wood cutting also etching with zinc, copper and magnesium, later etching on film in lithography.

David’s painting career spans many years of studying the art of watercolor painting and he has been involved in teaching his great love of this medium to painters both in Australia and overseas since the late sixties. He is involved in regularly tutoring for the Australian and International Artist magazine.

His numerous achievements include over 100-awards in watercolor, including the Herald Sun Best Of Show Gold Medal Award at The Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002 and a silver medal in 1976. and Silver Award currently in 2007. David won the the prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The Year Award in 1976, 1980 and again in 1989. That same year, David received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to watercolor and teaching from the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the community.

David’s works are represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide.

David’s work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in several states, in England, the Channel Islands and Stockholm. He has held regular one man exhibitions of his work since 1975.

In each exhibition David expresses his joy of working freely on location and his love of spontaneity, shape, light and color.

There have been many varying influences on David’s painting journey and he is inspired by the impressionists Monet, Turner and the expressive John Singer Sargeant. Also Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler make the list. David is inspired by subjects that convey atmosphere, mood and feeling. His book entitled “Solving The Mystery of Watercolor” features David Taylor’s work and was co-written by Ron Ranson. His work is also on film and DVD with APV films.

Learn more about David Taylor on his website: https://davidtaylorartist.com.au/


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $755.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,859.00-2,027.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.