Invited Artist'sWorkshop

Derek Penix's Workshop: Loosen UP!

Cost: $ 550

​​February  23 - 25, 2024   

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

​Anderson Mill Garden Club,

13974 FM 2769, Volente, TX 78641

Three days, all levels, oil painting

This workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. 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, the power of suggestion and seeing in terms of mass and shape relationships. There will be a strong emphasis on making your paintings more three-dimensional.

Students will use oils (other mediums are welcome) to paint from photos. They will have a choice of dozens of photographs consisting of boats, cityscapes, figures, birds, hanging fruit and fish. Students will also have the option to paint from their own photos if they choose.

The first half of the day Penix will paint from a photo to demonstrate his process from start to finish. The second half of the day the students will paint with Penix's guidance. Students are also welcome to bring a painting previously painted for Penix to critique.

Derek Penix's Bio:

Derek Penix was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He 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 Penix's work has changed greatly and continues to evolve with each painting. He has had the opportunity to work under Quang Ho and later with C.W. Mundy. Penix has been recognized in many national competitions and publications. Even at a young age He was recognized in South West Art Magazine's “21 Under 31” artist competition in 2010 and Oklahoma Magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2014. Penix currently lives in Laguna Beach, California. Please visit Penix's website.

Supply List:

Easel if venue does not provide them.

Smaller oil primed  canvases around 12x12, 12x16 and 16x20 in size.  One for each day, or sizes you would prefer.

Filbert #10 #8 #6, #4, #2, #0, Rosemary Shiraz Filbert (What I mostly use).

pallet knife.

Gamsol, Gamblin Neo Megilp (optional).

Penix tends to use the following colors but you can use your own preferred palette if desired. Brand of paint does not matter. 

Titanium white, Cad Yellow light, Cad yellow medium, Cad yellow deep, Cad orange, Cad red light, Permanent rose, Cerulean blue, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine blue, Viridian Green, Yellow Ochre, Vandyke brown.

Signing up:

Register with a deposit of $200 which will hold your place. The balance of $350 will be due on January 24, 2024. The workshop registration is on the first-come, first-served basis. Please press the blue "Registration" button to start the process. Derek workshops often sell out quickly so get your deposit in as soon as possible to assure your spot. If the workshop is full, you will go on the waiting list. 

If you find out you cannot attend and notify us at least 30 days prior to the workshop you will receive a full refund. If you notify us less than 30 days before the workshop the deposit cannot be refunded. After the workshop starts  no tuition can be refunded. 

Please contact Yuehong Song for more information