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News and blog posts about recent works, workshops, events, presentations, expeditions and exhibitions by Canadian artist David McEown.

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Hollyhock Watercolour Workshop

David McEown

Sunrise from Cortes Island
Sunrise from Cortes Island

It was a real pleasure to provide a watercolour workshop atHollyhock , "Canada's lifelong learning centre", on Cortes Island , BC, a few weeks ago and paint with a fine group of artists. The contemplative ambiance, facility , lodging and food was excellent as well as the variety of subjects to paint.  After an early sunrise, participants had the opportunity to join in a yoga/ body work sessions before breakfast. Then we startedwithsome demos and paintedon the beach in the morning, following the tide lines. After lunchthe artist's had the opportunity to continue working or go explore the island . By 3pm sessions resumed to capture the afternoon light . Then again after another healthy buffet dinner we would have another painting session that would continueinto dusk.

Along with the stunning beach, the gardens and forest trails were also a fine source of inspiration. The only problem was that the 4 night workshop went to fast! So we are happy to announce another watercolour workshop again next yearwith and extra day.

"Artist's Journey with Watercolour"

May 31th – June 5, 2015

Explore the magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques of this travel friendly medium. Discover painting as a form of meditation and “seeing”, allowing you to capture the moment with paper and brush.   All levels welcome.

Tuition: $525 CDN / 5 nights

All inclusive accommodations and meals charged separately.

Cortes Island & Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

800-933-6339 x 232 hollyhock.ca

Registration should start by mid November 2014 , please feel free to contact us to be notified when registration begins.

"Painting on the beach at Hollyhock"
"Painting on the beach at Hollyhock"
"David giving a demo on the beach at Hollyhock"
"David giving a demo on the beach at Hollyhock"
"Working into the underpainting and learning to control the hard and soft edges of the mountain and cloud shapes."
"Working into the underpainting and learning to control the hard and soft edges of the mountain and cloud shapes."
"Painting the shoreline grasses, an excersise in negative shape reading, and staying cool in the shade!"
"Painting the shoreline grasses, an excersise in negative shape reading, and staying cool in the shade!"
"Some of the fine watercolourists!"
"Some of the fine watercolourists!"
"Sunrise painting from Cortes Island"
"Sunrise painting from Cortes Island"

Painting In The Great Bear Rainforest

David McEown

The following paintings were inspired from an amazing boat trip to the "Great Bear Rainforest ", in British Columbia's central coast.  Along with   several other colleagues and a wonderful crew aboard the Columbia III , we  were part of  a large gathering of artists working to raise awareness of the rich  fragile  beauty of this place that is threatened with   a new proposed oil  pipeline and supertanker traffic sailing through some of the most bio diverse and rich eco systems on the planet. For more information on the "Artists for an Oil Free Coast " project   please visit the Raincoast  Conservation Foundation Website.  A wonderful coffee table book of paintings and writings from the project is now available!

The Great Bear Rainforest
The Great Bear Rainforest
Fiord Lands
Fiord Lands
Fiord Lands
Fiord Lands
Receding Tide
Receding Tide
Fiordlands study n.3
Fiordlands study n.3
The Outer Islands
The Outer Islands