PLEIN AIR with Dennis Reinke
The first Saturday of each month | 9am-12pm
Prerequisite: Little or none
PLEIN AIR | Draw & Paint in Comfort
During Draw & Paint in Comfort (outdoor), students will learn basic landscape principles and apply them to drawing & or painting around the town of Comfort. Students can explore basic water-based painting media as well as stylistic examples of artists who have worked within these methods in Landscape. Painting methods and various working approaches will be demonstrated and encouraged. Instruction will be given by Dennis Reinke, to provide a variety of approaches. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended, but not required.
List of materials will be provided in advance. Students are asked to bring your own art supplies and folding chair. Easels are available for your use. We have some supplies available to purchase inside our Art Gallery or visit the Studio Comfort Texas online store.
After a professional career as an architect and sculptor, Dennis Reinke’s focus is now “Painting the Scenes you Love” commissions. Dennis loves to capture the atmosphere and his initial emotional response in a painting, knowing that each painting has a life of its own. Every painting is an abstraction from reality. He enjoys painting in watercolor, oil painting and acrylics.
Dennis received his kickstart from artist, Clyde Aspevig. From there, he studied color theory and use of primary colors. Dennis was intrigued and informed by the luminosity of the work of Maxfield Parrish. He has participated in plein air painting competitions and art shows in many states for both sculpture and painting, and he has taught painting in Colorado, Oregon and Texas. He attended workshops and classes of sculptors Gerald Balciar, Hollis Williford and Fritz White, and painters Buffalo Kaplinski, Kim English and Irving Shapiro, along with an anatomy workshop with JonZahouk.
Dennis has lived and painted nature’s beauty for many years in the Mountains of Colorado and Wallowa Mountains of Oregon. Dennis lives and paints in his studio/home in Comfort, Texas.
Number of days: 1 Length of Class: 3-6 hours Number of Spots: 12
Cost: $150 for full day | $100 for half day - includes some materials, easels are available if you do not have one