Date recorded: Friday, December 9, 2022
Join contemporary Impressionist painter David Sharpe for an in-depth look at how to simplify your landscape paintings through design. Using the guideline of “doing more with less,” Sharpe will share work and design principles that are at the foundation of his paintings. Topics covered will include the importance of creating simple thumbnails to simplify shapes, as well as tips on how to get more mood and atmosphere into your work.
David Sharpe describes his influences as the American, British and Russian Impressionist painters of the 20th Century, with a special affinity for the American Tonalists of the 20th Century. He moves fluidly between tonalism, his own brand of impressionism and expressive non-representational abstraction.
An Honors graduate in illustration from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Sharpe taught Drawing and Design at The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Concordia University, and Capilano College in Vancouver. A skilled art instructor, he lectured extensively at Queens University, St Lawrence College and Humber College where he sat on the College’s Advisory Board.
David Sharpe’s work has won numerous awards at plein air events and exhibitions and is actively collected in Canada and the USA. He is a founding member of the Ontario Plein Air Society and is the only Canadian member of the prestigious and exclusive American Tonalist Society. He lives and works in Cochrane – a small ranching town in the foothills near Calgary Alberta, Canada.
He is represented by Mountain Galleries in Banff, Jasper and Whistler BC and Village Studios in Stratford, Ontario. www.sharpegallery.com
$40 for two months access
About Our Past Technique Takeaways:
Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour recorded presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice. Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration.
You’ll be able to watch the recording as many times as you would like for two months (for example, for a purchase on March 4th at noon, the recording would be available until May 4th at noon).
There are no ongoing charges. There is one $40 charge and then the “subscription” access will expire automatically after two months with no renewal, no cancellation needed and no additional charges. Please check the subscription section of the FAQs if you would like more information.
A link to the recording will be included in your on-screen purchase confirmation and in your purchase confirmation email. You must be signed in to your Winslow Art Center account to access the recording. (There is no Zoom link for this event as it has already taken place).
You will also find a link to this recording on your Online Class Groups page for two months after purchase.