Doug Dawson : Plein Air Pastel Painting. Filmed outdoors and on location, this video features award winning pastel artist Doug Dawson as he paints and teaches in plein air.
Sharing his love of the outdoors through this rural scene, Doug takes you through his technique and approach to plein air painting. He advises which materials are the best to bring along and illustrates concepts such as the five principles used to create depth, linear perspective and the three categories of successful paintings.
Beginning as well as advanced painters will enjoy Doug's outstanding instruction and inspiration!
Doug Dawson was born in Oak Park, Ill. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. and Drake University in Des Moine Iowa. He taught science and art for the Denver Public schools for 6 years. He has taught art for Colorado Institute of Art, Colorado Christian University, and The Art Students League of Denver. He is a founding board member for the The Art Students League of Denver, where he presently teaches a Plein Air class. He teaches 8 to 10 workshops around the country each year.
Doug Dawson has received numerous awards from a number of different art organizations, including but not limited to: The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, Kansas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest, and the International Association of Pastel Societies. To honor his achievements, he was given the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America (NY, NY) in 1985 and awarded the title of Master Circle by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2005 (California).
Doug Dawson is represented by the Ventana Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Telluride Gallery, in Telluride Colorado, The Corpus Christy Art Connection in Corpus Christy Texas.