David Mensing: Dynamic Painting With a Palette Knife

$460/4-day workshop

December 2, 2022- December 5, 2022

Dynamic Painting With a Palette Knife

Join David Mensing for ‘DYNAMIC PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE,’ an exciting and insightful crash-course in fine painting and fun with a palette knife. While painting with a palette knife can be challenging, there is no better way to create deep, expressive compositions. A fine knife painting is rich and tactile and something like a two-dimensional sculpture.

Attention to certain key principles of 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 develops a deeper appreciation and understanding of intensities, composition, movement, texture and light temperature 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.

Skill Level Required

All Welcome


About David Mensing

David Mensing grew up in Iowa and moved to The West as a young man. David lives in Sisters, Oregon with his wife and their three children.

A professional artist for more than fifteen years, Dave has also worked professionally as an Architect and a Camp Director. He has been certified as a white-water rafting guide and at one time was a talented Pole Vaulter.

For David, each painting is a statement – every aspect of the presentation is important. His architectural background contributes to his compelling designs. He is careful to select a title for each painting that reflects the character and spiritual basis of the work.

David Mensing’s paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe. Numerous books and 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.’

Learn more about David Mensing

on his website davidmensingfineart.com


4 Calle Iglesias, Tubac, AZ 85646

PO Box 5112, Tubac, AZ 85646