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SIMPLE IDEAS: Powerful Painting
Simple “ Simple Simple Simple
is Bobbi's teaching and painting philosophy!


with BOBBI DUNLOP
January 22 - 29, 2020

(FULL, please contact for waiting list)

Join me! … in a tropical Mexican paradise ~ Casa Buena ~ for this 4-day, challenging and fun! ~ Oil/Acrylic Painting Workshop where we will explore painting from life, en plein air … in the beautiful tropical gardens and pristine beaches of this authentic rural retreat.

Each day we'll explore an approach (simple!) to painting from an ‘artistic perspective' , as Bobbi demonstrates each subject in oil paint. You will receive plenty of one-on-one, hands-on guidance throughout as she sensitively guides you to your own personal artistic vision .

You'll be sharing and connecting with other like-minded artistic souls while relaxing in this beautiful tropical setting, enjoying the incredible hospitality that Jane and Dallas are known for.

Here is the 4-Day Workshop Outline : Note: Each day will begin with an oil demonstration by Bobbi. Emphasis will be on painting your idea using “Shape, Value, Edges & Colour” – The fundamentals of painting. This workshop is suitable for all levels as Bobbi will meet you where you are at.

First Up: Day 1
Painting the Still Life - we'll be setting up our colourful, eclectic and inviting still lifes on the gorgeous veranda of Casa Buena . This subject will allow us to explore the fundamentals: Shape, Value, Edges and Colour … it will allow you to warm up in your inspiring setting and also give Bobbi an idea of who you are as an artist!

Next Up: Day 2
Painting Florals In The Garden - We'll take a step into the luscious tropical garden of Casa Buena … this incredible garden inspires a painting at every turn. We'll be exploring, in paint, the tropical florals and, if you like, some of the charming architecture. All this, just steps from our door. We'll be focusing on sketches or studies on this day with smaller paintings.

Next Up: Day 3
Let's Paint At The Beach! – Today we'll head to one of the incredible pristine beaches just a short drive from Casa Buena . Here we'll set up on the beach surrounded by the rustic and colourful boats, fishermen and beautiful ocean landscape. Again, we'll focus on painting studies with smaller paintings.

Our Final Day of Painting: Day 4
On this day we'll hang out at Casa Buena , and today we'll focus on taking one of our studies to a larger format painting, or you may choose to complete one of your studies. We'll use photographs you've taken on location, if necessary, (be sure to bring your iphone and ipads!) to bring your ideas to fruition. Paint in the garden or paint in the studio, the choice is yours.



Studio Visit, 11"x14", oil


While you're busy creating art, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will be working hard, ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. Outstanding food, accommodations, and field trips will satisfy your desires for both comfort and adventure.



Contact info for Bobbi:
www.bobbidunlop.com

www.rembrandtetc.blogspot.com
email: bobbi@bobbidunlop.com
Tel. 403-247-4447



Workshop Instructor:
BOBBI DUNLOP

A passion of pursuing the language of painting has channeled Bobbi Dunlop's unique inner vision, experience and life wisdom into an avenue for expressing her truest reactions on canvas. Challenge, personal growth, the pursuit of greater knowledge and especially, the Glory of her Creator, have always been the main drivers of Bobbi's work.

Dunlop's subjects are eclectic, certainly simple, and sometimes personal.

For her, a subject is a vehicle in which to explore paint in all its glory;the quality and character of each brushstroke.

Among her subjects is the figure, still-life, plein-air and a recent return to the horses which lovingly filled her sketch book as a young artist and child. Dunlop's sensitivity to her subject and pure joy of painting, results in a beautiful synergy, often evoking a symbolic meaning or undertone. 

Always, the intent is to consider the aesthetic quality of the painting and to honour beauty in its message.

Bobbi Dunlop is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America. She began her foray into teaching in 1994 and matured that side of her artist life to become a much in demand instructor. She resides in Calgary, where she paints from life, surrounded by memorabilia and works-in- progress.  Dunlop's work is enjoyed in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, the U.S. and the UK.

Bobbi's Artwork



Flourish of Limes, detail, oil on linen



Flourish of Limes 18x24 inches oil on linen


Lindsay 18x14 oil on linen

Studio Visit, 11"x14", oil



Crabapples
6x6 inches oil on panel



Gazing and Grazing,
8x10 oil

 

Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday
Arriving to Puerto Vallarta Airport
Taking taxi to your hotel,
Meeting at the hotel lobby at 5:30
for Dinner and Art Gallery walk

Thursday
8am - 9am Continental breakfast at the hotel
2 hour scenic drive North to Los Cocos, Nayarit,
where Casa Buena is located.
Stopping at La Panita Art Market
and Lunch on the Beach
Settling in at Casa Buena, setting up your work space
Dinner

Friday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Dinner
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

Saturday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, critique
Dinner at Casa Manana

Sunday
Early start at 6:30, light breakfast,
7:30 organized tour to the Jungle

Exploring Old Fort and shopping at San Blas,

Lunch at the beach
relax for the rest of the day
or
return to you studio to paint

Dinner

Monday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, critique
Dinner
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

Tuesday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour
Art Show and Tell
Dinner

Wednesday
8am - 9am Breakfast
Transport to PV Airport

Art Supplies for the Workshop

Please see art supplies list recommended by the Instructor below. Artist quality acrylic and oil paints, solvents, brush cleaners and rugs are included in your fee. Please bring your own easels, favorite brushes, canvases, pallets and whatever else you need.
You can purchase some brushes and canvas boards here.

Click here to see supply list


COST

A. for a workshop participant: $1800.00 CAD
including Instructions,
most art supplies, 7 days accommodation,
transportation from and to Puerto Vallarta,
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
entertainment and a field trip to the Jungle.

B. for a non painting partner of a friend: $1200.00 CAD
including 7 days accommodation,
transportation from and to Puerto Vallarta,
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
entertainment and a field trip to the Jungle.

We can arrange other activities, like fishing, whale watching, bird watching, etc upon request for an extra fee.

Payment Options

A. Pay in full 1800.00 CAD upon registration

B. Make a deposit of $500.00 CAD and pay balance 45 days before the retreat.

Payment Method

A. send your check (Money draft or certified check if outside of Canada) made payable to Jane Romanishko (contact Jane for her mailing address)
B. Email your money to janerom@shaw.ca

C. Pay via Paypal
NOTE: There will be 5% extra transaction fee added for using paypal.

Full Payment

Deposit

Balance payment


 

Cancellation Policy

A. If your workshop is cancelled due to Instructor's unavailability, you will be notified immediately and you will receive a full refund.

B. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 45 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 100% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation. You can transfer your payment to another person or any other options that Casa Buena has to offer.

C. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 30 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 70% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation.

D. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 14 days or less prior to the retreat, Casa Buena Art Retreat will not issue any refunds or transfers to other session. Your only choice is to transfer your payment to another person.


Los Cocos, Nayarit, Mexico, email: janerom@shaw.ca

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