David Mensing - Color and Texture with a Palette Knife (Online); Friday, October 2, 2020

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series. 

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30PM PDT

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor via the Zoom chat box and will have access to the recorded session for two weeks. You will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode the day before the talk. To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


David Mensing is a master when it comes to the palette knife! His palette knife strokes, thick layers of oil paint, and vibrant colors capture the spirit of nature. Join David for this informative demo/talk and gain insights into the techniques he uses to achieve dynamic effects with this remarkably flexible tool. While painting with a palette knife can be challenging, there is no better way to create deep, expressive compositions.  A fine knife painting is rich and tactile and is like a two-dimensional sculpture.  Any artist who becomes comfortable with knife painting is poised to take their work in new and exciting directions.

David Mensing‘s paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe. Numerous periodicals have featured his work with cover images and feature articles, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector.  Recent national awards include Southwest Art’s ‘Award of Excellence’ in Icons of the West and Art and Soul:  ‘Professional Juror / Best of Show.’


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