Monday mornings x 5 Painting for beginners | David McEwen

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Monday mornings x 5 Painting for beginners | David McEwen

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David has taught Painting for over 40 years using Oils, Watercolours, Pastels, Acrlics and Pencils and has found that the majority of students find difficulties right from the start because they don’t know their materials well enough … you can’t play Mozart’s 22nd Piano Concerto on the bagpipes and hope to capture an audience …. So, this course on General Painting will give an introduction to “ How To ‘ .

"I’m not saying that it will be the Right Way or the Only Way it’s the way I’ve painted and sold to some of the largest Collections throughout the world, exhibited on almost every Continent and been Commissioned by Olympic Sportsmen and Women.
I’ll take you through materials, brushes, supports, application and finishing from first inspiration to hanging the completed piece.
This is not just for beginners it’s for all painters, everywhere. So come along and let’s learn from each other."

 

ABOUT DAVID 

 

"I trained at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne under Victor Passmore and qualified as a Teacher of Art and Drama in the 70’s . After some years in Adult and Secondary Education I decided to become a Full-Time painter and for the next five years I completed about 700 Commissions and I had only one regret, that I hadn’t done it sooner. I was really learning my craft.

In 1977 I put my wandering shoes on and moved to The South of France to open a Painting Holiday Centre which worked successfully for the next twenty years. Although teaching took up much time I continued to paint, both for myself and commissioned pieces for Olympic Riders and Owners, Marine Companies, Husbands for Wives, Wives for Husbands, Children and other Animals for their owners.

During the Off Season I travelled to The U.S. several times to exhibit and teach. Exhibitions in California, Florida and South Carolina lead to invitations to give demonstrations in all three States and two semi-permanent Exhibitions in some really nice Galleries. The most interesting of these trips, however, were invitations to go to The Falkland Islands to paint Horses, Ships and Wild Life on South Georgia.

I’m told that I paint too many different things …. That I should specialise …. I disagree, I paint things that I want to Celebrate, things that give me a buzz.

Apart from telling you that I believe in Hogwarts, Narnia and Middle Earth that I’m giftedly clumsy and have no intention of ever growing up."