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Fearless Painting
Big brushes and bold decisions. Faster, Looser, Bigger, Bolder
January 13-20, 2021

with Doug Swinton

 

Take the fear out of painting and decision making.

We will be doing 20 minute studies and learning to make fast decisions without the agony.

Simplifying composition, colour choices and brush marks we will develop these studies into finished works.

Working both from sketches, photos and outdoor studies you will paint a minimum of 4 paintings a day.

Loosen up, get colourful and have fun.


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 Doug:
www.dougswinton.com

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



Workshop Instructor:
DOUG SWINTON

Doug Swinton has the enviable reputation of being one of Canada's premiere outdoor painters.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Doug depicts the foothills and   mountains of the Canadian Rockies where he currently resides.

He paints the Alberta landscape with powerful movement, light and bold colour.

His knowledge of art and his willingness to share this knowledge with students has earned him a reputation as an outstanding artist and instructor.

Classes include topics such as colour theory, composition, life drawing and outdoor painting.

Doug owns and operates Swinton's Art Supply & Instruction and teaches many classes in house.

Doug believes that only when all of our technical skill meets all of

our creativity, will we truly make art.

            “How do you describe my art? That's like trying to hit a moving target. Just when I think it's going one direction ever elusive leopard slips away and changes its spots. Slathering thick viscid paint on a freshly unwrapped canvas is sensual and venereal. For me it's always been more about the doing than the end product. It's like being at a live concert. The energy that comes from the doing is a highly powerful thing. I also get board very easy so I tend to flit from subject to subject. As J R Tolkien said, “not all that wander are lost”. No matter what the subject, it's always the same, the most amount of information with the least amount of brushstrokes“

Doug's Artwork















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 Artisan 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

Becoming a good painter doesn’t require a lot of talent just lots of practice and good equipment. If you want to cheap out on paint, brushes and other essentials because this is just a hobby and you’re not going to spend the money on the goods it takes to paint, I suggest you try macramé for a hobby. Cheap supplies will prevent you from achieving any sort of success and you will be frustrated. In the end will have wasted your money anyway. Sorry if that sounds harsh but over
the 25 years I have been teaching it’s the truth. Xx Oo


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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