Loosen Up: Seeing, Simplifying, and Expression

Derek Penix
Course Meets
11/06/2017 - 11/08/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed
$395/ 3 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Oil Acrylic

This three-day workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. The first half of each day Penix will paint a painting from a photo to demonstrate his process from start to finish using oil paint. The second half of the day, students will paint with Penix’s guidance. Students are also welcome to bring a painting previously painted for Penix to critique.


Penix will cover topics such as the power of warms and cools, complementaries, harmony, edges, shape-quality,  variety,  simplifying, loosening  brushwork,  elements of design, elements of light and shadow, and the power of suggestion. There will be a strong emphasis on seeing in terms of mass and shape relationships.


Students will use oils (acrylics are allowed as well) to paint from photos. They will have a choice of dozens of photographs consisting of boats, cityscapes, figures and fish. Students will also have the option to paint from their own photos if they choose. www.derekpenix.com