Casa de los Artistas
Boca de Tomatlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Saturday, March 4 – Saturday, March 11, 2023
$500 – reserves your space
Early Bird Registration For Participants:
Payment in Full by October 1: $2,395.
Early Bird Registration For Non-participant guest:
Payment in Full by October 1: $2,095.
Dave’s landscape painting workshops are designed for all levels of ability and focus on concepts and techniques derived from years of plein air painting. Participants should anticipate and be prepared to paint both in plein air, (outdoors) at exotic locals, as well as in the Casa’s unique open air studio.
Whether painting outdoors or working in the studio, the primary focus of his workshops will be learning how to simplify a landscape as well as interpreting color relationships to develop atmosphere.
Artists will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color and value relationships in order to create depth will be a major benefit of this workshop.
Other fundamental concepts will also be discussed, including the importance of values, shapes and edges. Artists will learn to analyze the information they gathered in the field or from photographs, interpreting color and value relationships in order to create depth in a landscape painting.
There will be slide presentations, demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one instruction.
Join me as we paint on the beach in front of the Casa – (or in the open air Casa studio), with the fishing boats, exotic birds, waves, river, village and mountains all around us. Experience the gorgeous rock formations of the Mexican Pacific coast as we take a boat trip, (with opportunity of seeing whales, dolphin, tortoise and mantas) and then onto sketch and picnic at a beautiful beach. Spend the day painting incredible flora and vistas as we make the hacienda at the award winning Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens our studio where they serve us a delicious lunch. Step back in time as we spend the day painting in and around the zocalo of the quaint mountain town of El Tuito, stopping only to have lunch in the patio garden of a hacienda style restaurant off the town square. This is truly a unique painting experience.