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David Mensing Offering Palette Knife Painting Weekend Workshop

Jan 10, 2023

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 workshop 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. Hosted by the Arts Council of Big Sky, the workshop will be held March 3-4 at the BASE art studio.

This course is intended for any artist that would like to dive into palette knife painting 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 a 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. 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.’ He lives in Sisters, Oregon.

MATERIALS ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR THIS CLASS. Participants must provide their own materials and supplies, see the list provided below.

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