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Painting Water

$200.00

July 13 & 14
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Dave Salerno

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July 13 & 14
10 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Dave Salerno

Water is a very common element in landscape painting.  It appears in about 25% to 50% of all landscape paintings, not even including paintings with snow, rain or fog.  Many artists find painting water to be a challenge, possibly because it appears in so many forms.  For example, there are streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.  There is quiet water, ripples, waterfalls, and ocean waves.  Although actually colorless, water assumes a wide range of colors in the environment.  Painting outside, the water seems to change its color, texture, and brightness constantly.

The most effective and efficient way to improve our painting skill for any element in the landscape is to isolate and focus on that element.   The instructor will discuss and demonstrate solutions to some of the common problems encountered when painting water, including getting the perspective right, dealing with reflections in water, color variations, turbulence in streams, and waterfalls.  Students will paint at least 2 oil studies dealing with different manifestations of water. Students can choose from digital images that the instructor will send out in advance, or use their own images.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby.

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About the Instructor:
David Michael Salerno is a representational oil painter with interest in landscape (including plein air), still-life, figurative and portrait painting.  Noticing his interest in drawing as a young boy, his artist mother bought him an instructional drawing set.  David painted throughout his life, even during his years as a practicing cardiologist.  In Minneapolis, he attended the Atelier Lack, where he obtained a foundation in classical drawing and painting.  Upon retiring from his medical career, David has focused on his passion for painting.

David has a keen interest in the technology of oil painting.  He takes pride in utilizing proven techniques and products to ensure strong and stable paint layers that result in a quality archival painting. He is a member of several national oil painting organizations, including the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Portrait Society, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS).  He has achieved the designation of Signature Artist in NOAPS. David is an instructor at Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“There is something within that compels me to paint.  The beauty that the world displays all around us calls me.  We live in a stressful and complex society – I hope that my paintings can provide a source of serenity and simplification.”