David Mensing – Palette Knife Painting Deep Dive (Online); Mondays, January 8-29, 2024

Date: Mondays, January 8-29, 2024
Time:  9:30 AM-12:30PM Pacific Time (12:30-3:30PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:30PM London Time)
Level: Some experience with palette knife strongly recommended
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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Palette knife paintings can be extraordinarily deep and expressive.  A fine painting done with a palette knife is rich and tactile and something like a two-dimensional sculpture.   Unfortunately, palette knife painting can also be challenging.  Many artists would go so far as to call it frustrating.

If you have experienced some of the inevitable struggles of palette knife painting, this online course is for you.  Join David Mensing for ‘PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING DEEP-DIVE,’ an exciting and insightful crash-course in fine painting and fun with a palette knife.  Look forward to concentrated instruction designed to encourage and inspire you in your work with a palette knife.

This course is intended for any artist that has worked with a palette knife in the past who would like to dive deeper and grow in confidence in all aspects of the medium.  Attention to certain key principles of palette knife 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 is willing to delve into knife technique, strengths/limitations, and personal expression is poised to make significant improvement in their work.

Throughout this workshop, expect to enjoy group instruction and demonstration with assigned exercises and ample group and individual critique.  At the conclusion of the 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.’ davidmensingfineart.com

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. 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.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.