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The Southern Landscape en Plein Air


3-Day Plein Air Workshop
Oils en Plein Air
All Levels

David will teach plein air painting in oils in inspiring autumn venues on Lake Martin including the Stables and Barns at Russell Crossroads (David can’t resist a rusting tractor or a red clay road) and the Dixie Sailing Club. As David describes his love of outdoor painting:

I use my plein air work as a way to “capture a feeling.” I use my camera to record a moment. Back in my studio I like to combine these into large scale paintings of those things I wish I could keep forever... old signs, decaying building, old cars, trucks and tractors, and beautiful rural landscapes. My paintings are my memories, and accordingly, some of my paintings take the angle of a child’s viewpoint; lower to the ground.

Boyd considers himself an obsessed experimenter.  Recently he has been focusing on studio and plein air oil paintings of the urban and rural landscape. Boyd has studied under Millie Gosch, Gene Costanza, Jill Steenhuis, Roger Dale Brown, Marc Chatov, Scott Christensen, Greg LaRock, Sherrie McGraw, Ken DeWaard, Marc Hanson, and James Richards.

 Boyd is a member of OPA and AIS. He has been selected for regional OPA shows and AIS National where he was awarded an Honorable Mention by the judge, Kevin McPherson. In addition, Boyd has participated in and won awards at plein air events around the southeast including the Plein Air Affair in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, where he received the 3rd place award for his quick draw painting, the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out, the Paintin' The Town plein air event in historic College Park, Georgia, where he won second place, and most recently, Boyd received the Emerging Artist award at Florida's Forgotten Coast Paint Out Quick Draw event, earning him an invitation to the Forgotten Coast Paint Out.

 Boyd’s work can be seen at Two Smith's Gallery, Duluth, Georgia; Fine Lines Gallery in Newnan, Georgia; Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston, SC; Two Galleries, North Atlantic Beach, NC; and Quincy Avenue Art and Things in Seaside, Florida. Boyd’s work can also be seen at his studio by appointment. View Boyd’s work at You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pintrest.  

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Earlier Event: October 15
The Classical Landscape in Oils
Later Event: November 19
The Figure in Pastel or Oil