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How to Paint Anything – A New Approach in Oil Painting


with David Simons

Calendar Dec 1, 2018 at 9 am

This workshop will be two days of learning how to see with the painters’ eye.  In the mornings, get a demonstration by talented painter David Simons. In the afternoons enjoy time to explore your new skills with individual instruction and tutoring.

Focus will be spent on brushwork and creating a painting that transcends the subject.

David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona.  His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide.  Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more.  David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.

 “Oil painting for me is a meditative experience – essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of my life.  Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.  I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most.  I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.”

Date: December 1-2, 2018 9am - 4pm Limited to 12 participants. 
Workshop Fees: TCA Members $300, Non-members, $350 (Member discounts will be taken at checkout.

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