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"David has won several Gold
Medals, including
the $20,000 Haroldson
Camberwell Rotary, one of the
biggest and prestigious
competitions in Australia!"

    Capture the fleeting moments!
    David will show you the best
    way to tackle painting the rugged
    coastline, the sea with its
    character, the calm waters and
    boats in the beautiful harbor, and
    Main Street along the harbor
    offering movement, color, and
    atmosphere. He will encourage
    your creativity and individuality
    and give you insight into
    portraying the subject in simple
    terms, helping you get fresh,
    spontaneous results. David is the
    coauthor of Solving Mysteries in
    Watercolor with Ron Ranson.  
    His work has been featured in the
    International Artist Magazine.

"Solving the Mystery
of Watercolor"
David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor
Plein air

September 14 - 18, 2015
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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Cost $795 - wait list
Includes 5 box lunches

Intermediate to Advanced

    S  David is recognized internationally for his
    painting and teaching and his services to the Arts.
    Born in Melbourne Australia in 1941, David’s
    early career began in etching and a 6-year
    apprenticeship at the North Melbourne Printing
    School of Graphic Arts; colour etching assisted in
    his future career as an artist painter. Many hand
    skills were learned such as hand engraving, lino
    and woodcutting, also etching with zinc, copper and
    magnesium and later etching on film in
    lithography. David’s painting career expands many
    years of studying the art of watercolour painting
    and he has been involved in teaching his great love
    of this medium to painters both in Australia and
    overseas since the late sixties. He is involved in
    regularly tutoring for the Australian and
    International Artist magazine.

    His numerous achievements include over 100
    awards in watercolour, including the Herald Sun
    Best Of Show Gold Medal Award at the
    Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002 and a silver
    medal in 1976. In 2007 Silver Award. He won the
    prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The
    Year Award in 1976, 1980, and again in 1989, and
    in the same year he received the Distinguished
    Leadership Award for outstanding services to
    Watercolour and teaching from the International
    Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a
    certificate of merit for distinguished service to the
    community. His works are represented in
    Numerous Public and Private collections

    David’s work is regularly exhibited in Australia, in
    several states, in England, the Channel Islands
    and Stockholm. He has held regular one-man
    exhibitions of his work since 1975. In each
    Exhibition he expresses his love of working freely
    on location and his love of spontaneity, shape,
    light and colour. There have been many varying
    influences on his painting journey and aspires to
    the impressionists Monet, Turner, and the
    expressive John Singer Sergeant, also to include
    Winslow Homer, Brabazon Brabazon and Whistler
    to name a few.

    Subjects that convey atmosphere, mood and
    feeling inspire David. The book, Solving The
    Mystery of Watercolor, features David Taylor’s
    work and was written by Ron Ranson. His work is
    also on film and DVD with APV films

    2013                David will be Holding an Exhibition May
    20th in Shanghai China at the
    Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour Art gallery
    No 121 XI Jing Jie,
    Zhujiajiao, Qingpu District Shanghai 201713
    2011                Kenneth Jack Memorial Award
    2011                Kenneth Jack Popular Choice
    2011         Winner Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary
    Art Show Gold Award Best of Show High and Dry
    St Aubins U.K.     
    August 2010         Lushan, China Exhibition 2
    Paintings purchased for the National collection in
    China and National lecture to 5,000 Chinese
    students in Lushan China (with a little singing
    May 2010         International Judge as the
    Australian Representative in Shanghai as part of a
    judging panel From 5 Countries for a special
    International watercolour. His work was selected
    for the National Collection in China
    2009                 Kenneth Jack Memorial Award
    May 2009         Exhibition in Melbourne with
    Maxwell Wilks
    April 2008          DVD, Looking For the Light,
    2007                 The Silver Award Camberwell Art
    2006         Won the Wilbow Corporation Prize Best
    painting At the Camberwell Art Exhibition
    October 2005         Special Exhibition in Jersey
    (Channel Islands)
    Jan 2005        Selected as the Principal Artist in
    Residence - University of Southern Queensland
    Australia. He became the first Australian recipient
    for this position at their Annual School for the
    Arts, in 37 years. It is of the highest honor in the
    School, which caters for classes in Painting,
    Sculpture, Etching, Leadlighting, Ceramics,
    Woodwork, Pottery and Calligraphy, Creative
    Writing, and Hand made Jewelry. Some 600
    Students will attend at the School, David will
    Participate and give a special talk on his life as a

    Australian Watercolour Institute
    75th Anniversary 1923-1998
    Australian Watercolour Painters 1780 – 1980 Jean
    Australian Impressionist and Realist Artists
    Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand
    Max Germaine
    Who’s Who in Australia and the Far East first
    edition 1989
    Dictionary of International Biography 1990-91
    Twenty-first Edition.
    The International Directory Distinguished
    Leadership Second Edition.
    Solving the Mystery of Watercolour David Taylor
    Ron Ranson
    A P V Films Solving The Mystery Of Watercolour
    DVD and Video

Class Outline
    Each day we will paint a new landscape, seascape or cityscape at different location. David will
    demonstrate each day and offer individual help as student paint. We will proceed to the classroom as
    needed for critique or in case of inclement weather. Each day the work will be appraised.  Flexibility
    according to the progress made will be looked at all times.

    This workshop is best described as working spontaneously in a free and flowing manner. Using
    watercolour to produce magical results and a variety of subject matter, we will explore the light and
    shade on seascapes, landscapes, and street scenes. We will focus on subjects containing movement,
    color and light with the emphasis on freeing up and building strength to the watercolor. Technique
    will be explored as will brush handling skills. It will suit the keen devotee of watercolor and those
    who wish to push on further. All attending will be encouraged to pursue their individuality and
    originality. A positive energy will be with the group and there will be daily demonstrations and
    problem solving. Come along and enjoy the buzz and excitement of watercolor with David Taylor.
    You will be alive and jumping.

    The Oregon Coast Weather is usually beautiful in September. Please realize we must be flexible
    according to Mother Nature.

    Outdoor Easel and (pallet plastic)

    Arches  medium to rough watercolor paper 300gsm or 185 gsm Or Saunders Rough

    Raphael mop brushes (French) petit gris pur  number 4-8
    A large wash brush for putting on large washes and a selection of good quality round brushes ( Sable and Squirrel hair )
    At least one good sable brush with a good point. number 12
    A finer brush for detail (rigger brush)
    A selection of flat sable or sable mixture brushes ½ inch-1 inch
    Spray bottle
    2b –6b pencil
    a selection of ink pens for pen and wash
    water container
    smooth paper for pen and wash
    towel and rags and tissues
    any photo reference material for seascape, landscape streetscape, boats.
    Knife and an eraser
    Masking fluid
    Board to rest work on

    French ultramarine                Cobalt blue                Cerulean blue               Prussian, Winsor or Thalo Blue
    Viridian                                Perylene Green           Raw sienna                Australian Red Gold         
    Cadmium lemon                    Cadmium Red            Aureolin                     Raw umber
    Cadmium orange                   Burnt Umber             Sepia                          Light red
    Permanent Alizarin                Turquoise                 Ultramarine Violet         Designers Gouche (Perm White)

    Daniel Smith Colours are useful additions
    Burnt Tiger Eye Genuine
    Perylene Green
    Undersea Green
    Apatite Green
    Manganese Blue

    David Taylor Kolinsky Sable Brushes Supplied by Neef

    A good sense of humour.
    Reference material: landscape and other subjects could be useful to bring for work indoors - seascape, cityscape, boats
    and figures.