Free Up Your Paintings

July 19, 2020

As painters, it is often hard to paint things that look loose and spontaneous with a minimal amount of brushstrokes and have everything in the right place with good values, color and shapes.  In an effort to perfect a painting, we can lose the freshness and end up overworking the piece with too many details, fixing things over and over, and over mixing.


- Are your paintings tight and controlled?

- Can you paint enough to communicate to the viewer but not too much?

- Do you want a loose way of working realistically?

- Do you want your paintings to burst with expression that is unique to you?


I am teaching a on day ONLINE ZOOM workshop titled,

"The Art of Painting Loose:  Free Up Your Paintings"

Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


In this class, learn techniques to develop a more spontaneous painting without getting bogged down in detail.  Discover how to paint loosely using a combination of intuitive and deliberate decisions.  Develop loose painting as you:


- Understand how the drawing impacts your painting style.

- Understand the character of the watercolor paint, the brush, the paper, and the water itself.

- Understand how to manipulate paint for effect.

- Understand how to take risks and try techniques to let loose of control.

- Understand direct painting, also known as "alla prima".


You will be receiving a workbook in the mail.  The workshop is limited to 8 people to ensure a positive Zoom experience. 


I need to hear from you by July 31, 2020.  If you would like to register for the price of $95.00, please email me at


Hope to hear from you soon.  Happy Painting!  Dennis Pendleton



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