Every other year, Master Pastelist Doug Dawson comes east from Colorado to lead a mentoring workshop in Lubec, Maine. If you don't know of him, in 2008 he was inducted into the Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame and is the author of the out-of-print Capturing Light & Color with Pastel. A Founding Member of the Art Students League of Denver, he has many awards from organizations like Knickerbocker Artists, the National Academy of Western Art and the American Watercolor Society. Doug is truly a master and a teacher who is very generous with his time and knowledge. I've known Doug now for about ten years, and I always learn something new from him.
Doug's workshop will be a paint-along style workshop. Even so, each day will be filled with critiques, art talk and lots of hard work. Besides painting in Lubec, where the workshop is based, the workshop will venture onto Campobello Island, N.B., to paint there, as well. The workshop runs August 20-24. Doug is limiting the workshop to only 8 intermediate-advanced painters. Although Doug will work in pastel, participants are welcome to work in oil.
Doug does not teach many workshops each year. For details on this rare opportunity, visit www.dougdawsonworkshop.com. For more about Doug, visit www.dougdawsonartist.com. I hope you'll join us!
Below is a selection of his work, much of it done during his time here or from references. (All images Copyright © Doug Dawson.)