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The Emmy® Award winning team of artist and teacher David Dunlop and producer and director Connie Simmons thank you for looking at our new painting DVD project on Kickstarter, Painting Skies with David Dunlop.

We want to produce a workshop DVD series for landscape painters focusing on skies, water, and foliage.   This Kickstarter project involves the first program in the series and offers new information about looking at, designing and painting different types of skies and clouds.   Your contribution will be applied to the license fees for the images of the paintings included in the programs, camera and other equipment rental costs, editing costs, DVD replication costs of the DVD, and other production and postproduction costs related to the Painting Skies DVDs.  This is also a great way to give a gift to a painter!

About the Painting Skies DVD

This DVD is intended for landscape painters interested in expanding their painting skills and their background in art history as well as in learning new information about painting different elements of a landscape.  We will produce it beginning in April and it will be available by the end of June/July (to give us room for unexpected contingencies!).

The Painting Skies DVD will include four one hour programs that feature four different types of skies: Luminous Skies, Romantic Turbulent Skies, Classic Italian Ideal Landscape Skies, and Cloud Studies. 

Each program will have three sections.  David will begin by discussing and diagramming the design and composition of several relevant paintings by a range of different artists, including Claude, van Ruisdael, Turner, Constable, and the Hudson River painters  - as well as contemporary painters.  Next, he will demonstrate how to paint the skies in each of these paintings, discussing every step of his painting process along the way.  He will then paint a demonstration painting showing how you can incorporate these techniques into your own unique style.

About David Dunlop DVDs

The first DVD series that David Dunlop and Connie Simmons produced was an award winning four dvd art instructional series for painters, Painting Landscapes with David Dunlop.(“Dunlop has an inspiring, informative and energetic teaching style, and shares his extensive knowledge of painting theory, history and methods.” “Engaging, funny and dynamic.”)   The second series for painters as well as a general audience is the Emmy® and CINE Golden Eagle award winning PBS series Landscape Through Time with David Dunlop, still playing on PBS. (“A fascinating and inspirational look at how great artists created their works.” “An informative and smart series.”)  They are currently in preproduction for the Second Season of Landscapes Through Time.

David and Connie decided to create these art programs after she took a painting class with David.  Connie was inspired by David’s amazing ability to weave together art, art history, painting technique, philosophy, and science, including neurobiology.  They wanted to create programs for people who were not able to take a class with David.

We also have more information about David and his other DVDs at our website:  www.daviddunlop.com and at David’s blog: www.daviddunlop.com/wordpress/.

So if you’re a painter, or if you want to be a painter, or if you have a friend who is a painter, we hope that you will help support our new Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD project on Kickstarter.   Thank you.

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    A special thanks credit on David’s Website (www.daviddunlop.com) and David’s Blog (www.daviddunlop.com/wordpress/)

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    A DVD of the Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD (all 4 Skies Programs) PLUS the credit reward above.

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    A signed copy of the Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD of all 4 Skies Programs, PLUS
    a special thanks credit on the Skies DVD, PLUS
    One DVD from David’s DVD series Painting Landscapes with David Dunlop PLUS the credit rewards above.

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    A signed copy of the Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD of all 4 Skies Programs, PLUS
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    the complete 4-DVD series Painting Landscapes with David Dunlop PLUS
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    A signed copy of the Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD of all 4 Skies Programs, PLUS
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    A signed copy of the Painting Skies with David Dunlop DVD of all 4 Skies Programs, PLUS
    a signed copy of the complete 13 half-hour 3 DVD set of the PBS series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop PLUS the credit rewards above.

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    Associate Producer Credit on David's Four Skies Programs PLUS All of the above.

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    A Two hour Walk Through Any New York City Museum with David for Two people PLUS all of the Above. This is a great gift for your husband, wife, child, or friend - see art differently as David makes the artists and their works come alive.

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    A Lunch with David in New York City for Two people after the Two-Hour Museum Tour Plus all of the above.

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