Workshop: Paint Seascapes in Oil with Douglas David


Sound principles to help you capture the atmosphere and the wave.

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Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

We have updated our pandemic protocols because of the new health recommendations from the CDC and local health officials guidance on Cape Cod, as well as for the health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and teachers.

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This amazing studio seascape painting workshop will yield several waves and exciting seascapes over a 2 day period. Learn to paint the wave and capture the atmosphere and time of day. Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to seascape painting. Discussions and lectures on basic composition,  massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing  atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work  is finished (learning how to not overwork you painting). Students will work in  their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.  

Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. After a brief  morning intro and adequate time to mix and set up the palette, Douglas will  demo a seascape and have the class follow along. Much time will be allowed  for individual discussion and review in a systematic rotation.

Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that  is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each  student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to  produce several studies and at least one larger painting. Plan to bring notebook/ sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you  remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.  

Please pack a lunch–there will be a short lunch break.

Learn More about the instructor here:

Falmouth Art Center Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.


Class supply list: 

Douglas will offer a “BASIC  

PAINT KIT” which includes all  

the basic oils, brushes, palette  

knife, palette and canvas panels  

and medium for those who do not  

want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper  towels and rubber gloves. Price $150., while supplies last. Please reserve your kit  when registering. 

Or you can bring these supplies…(these are not absolute, just my way of getting  to a good result) 


mineral spirits 

Oils – Utrecht (order from Dick Blick) Cad. Red Light, Aliz Crim., Phthalo  Blue, Phthalo Green, Ultram. Blue, Ultram. Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow  Green, Green Earth Hue, Sap Green, Prussian Green, Yellow Ochre, Ivory  Black, large tube of “Permalba” White 

OPTIONAL Oils – Greenish Umber Mixture, Burnt Sienna, Jaune Brilliant No  2. Holbein Ivory White, Cad Medium and Cad Red Dark 

Paper Towels 

disposable palette pad 

palette knife 

brushes- filberts or flats- #2,4,6 maybe 8 or 10 or rounds in these sizes if you  prefer rounds over filberts. 

a few throw away bristle brushes from hardware store in 1″ and 2-2.5″ sizes a 1-2″ foam brush from hardware store 

Canvases- Quantity: 2-3 5″x7″, 2-3 8″x10″, 2-3 10″x20″ or 12″x16″ or 16″x20″  (or whatever size desired for larger paintings) 

And anything else student needs to help them paint well and feel comfortable. 

Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and  white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).  

Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some  recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items  that are forgotten.

Instructor Bio

Douglas’ Biography 

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and  spirit of the things he loves- tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on  his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime  or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort,  warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him- his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving  his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors,  Douglas’ teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with  those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit www. 

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