David Mensing - Fresh Perspective: A Practical Approach to Linear and Aerial Perspective for Painters (Online); Mondays, September 21-October 12, 2020

Date: Mondays, September 21-October 12, 2020
Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM PDT
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylics
Supply List pdf

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Join David Mensing online for ‘FRESH PERSPECTIVE,’ an exciting and insightful course in the understanding and use of linear and aerial perspective in your paintings.  Utilizing perspective correctly can be difficult – it does not come naturally for many Artists.  However, with straightforward instruction, you will learn to recognize and avoid common perspective errors.  You will receive practical techniques to instill depth in two-dimensional designs and grow in the composition, execution and appeal of your paintings.

Attention to certain key principles of painting can accelerate growth as an Artist.  Even modest growth in these areas can have profound impact on overall quality of work.  An Artist of any skill level that develops a deeper appreciation and understanding of linear and aerial perspective is poised to make significant improvement in their work.

Throughout this online course, expect to enjoy group instruction and demonstration with assigned exercises to be completed between classes.  At the conclusion of the four-week course, you will have new tools and a new outlook to take your paintings to the next level.

David Mensing‘s paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe. He grew up in Iowa, surrounded by wide prairies and carefully groomed cornfields.  When he moved to The West as a young man, he was captivated by its raw beauty. Mensing’s ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work.  For Dave, each painting is a statement – his architectural background contributes to his compelling designs and he is careful to select titles that reflect the character and spiritual basis of the work. 

David Mensing lives in Sisters, Oregon with his wife and their three children.  

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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