PEACE RIVER WORKSHOPS
PEACE RIVER PAINTERS

Peace River Arts

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Class sizes are small, so register early.

DEREK PENIX - OIL, STUDIO

(1) 2/4/2020 - 2/7/2020  - $595.00

(2) 2/8/2020 - 2/10/2020 - $495.00

Katie Dobson Cundiff Studio

2270 72nd Ave. East
Sarasota, Florida 34243-3985

CONTACT INFO

Sharon Yarbrough
peaceriverpainters@gmail.com
941-204-6042

You can pay by check or PayPal

 WORKSHOP - LOOSEN UP!

3 or 4 day workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.  The first half of morning/afternoon Derek will paint a painting from a photo to demonstrate his process from start to finish using oil paint. The second half of the morning/afternoon the students will paint with Derek’s guidance. Students are also welcome to bring a painting previously painted for Derek to critique.


Students will use oils (acrylics are OK) 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.

Derek 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 allowed too) 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.


ABOUT DEREK PENIX            https://derekpenix.com

Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Derek grew up watching members of his family paint but didn't pursue painting himself until after high school. After trying his hand at painting and selling his first piece he knew this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. 


Over the years Derek's work has changed greatly and continues to evolve with each painting. "I never want to be stuck painting only one way or only one subject matter. Variety is the spice of life and is especially that way for me with painting."


Derek has had the opportunity to work under Quang Ho and later with C.W. Mundy. "They have helped me as an artist immensely. I am so thankful that they have been willing to feed into my life as they have."  


Derek has been recognized in many national competitions and publications. Even at a young age, Penix was recognized in Southwest Art Magazine's “21 Under 31” artist competition in 2010, and Oklahoma Magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2014. To date, Derek's most notable award has been the 2016 "Gold Medal Award" from Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition, boasting a $30,000 prize. Derek currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


REGISTRATION:

Contact Sharon Yarbrough at peaceriverpainters@gmail to register for this course.  A deposit of $300 will hold your place.  The balance is due December 1, 2019.  Class size is limited, so register early.


To see more of Derek's work, go here.

GUIDO FRICK - PLEIN AIR

11/8/2019 - 11/10/2019

$550.00

Ourdoor locations in  and around Venice, Florida

CONTACT INFO

Sharon Yarbrough
peaceriverpainters@gmail.com
941-204-6042

You can pay by check 


DISCOVERING YOUR ARTISTIC LANGUAGE

Open to all levels - oil, acrylic and watercolor
Day 1  Still Life (set up outdoors)
Day 2  Landscape
Day 3  Landscape techniques

How to create not just a painting, but a piece of art? How to put soul, power and emotion into your painting to avoid ending up with a mere copy of your subject?  Guido will demonstrate how to combine your visual impressions with you inner sensitivity to find your own artistic language. Learning how to see, how to look at your subject and how to judge it, that's the essence of his impressionistic method.  So Guido will encourage you to show excitement and emotions to bring your paintings alive. 

ABOUT GUIDO FRICK    https://guidofrickfineart.com
Guido Frick is a German master painter trained in the classic Russian tradition by Sergei Bongart.  Guido gives workshops worldwide, coming to the U.S. twice a year.  Students learn to combine time honored techniques with intuitive painting.   The workshop takes place outdoors for three days from 9am to 4pm with a lunch break, and is open to artists from beginner (with some prior experience) to advanced and professional levels.  There is lots of individual attention at at your easel.  Each day starts with a demo with oils but our instructor is well versed in watercolor as well.  The locations for painting are in picturesque Venice, Florida, and you will receive complete information and directions for each location.


SERGEI BONGART CONNECTION

We are indeed fortunate to have Guido Frick teaching a plein air painting workshop in Venice, FL this  Fall.  Beside being a great painter and teacher, he is a bit of a raconteur sharing tales of his travels and experiences in the plein air world.  He usually travels the Western US, so we are very excited that he is teaching here in Florida for the very first time.  Now you can learn from the artist who was a dedicated student of the painters' painter,  the late Sergei Bongart.  He counts Sergei as his main artistic influence.   “Sergei truly opened my eyes and showed me to work with color first and subject second.  I learned how to see, how to look at the subject I wanted to paint, how to judge it and how to execute it.“  Guido is a master at loose, expressive brushwork and will demonstrate how to find your own artistic language and infuse your art with soul, power and emotion.  "Landscape paintings done outdoors have more truth, real atmosphere, mood, emotion, and often along the process something happens that makes outdoor work even more interesting and memorable."

REGISTRATION:

Contact Sharon Yarbrough at peaceriverpainters@gmail to register for this course.  A deposit of $250 will hold your place.  The balance is due October 5, 2019.  Class size is limited, so register early.

To see more of Guido's work, go here.