Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Derek Penix

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:43 pm

Derek Penix
Artist Derek Penix came from a family in which his mother and grandfather both painted, and took it up himself after high school.

He says his admiration for painters like Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent and the French Impressionists has been superseded as his primary influence by his studies with contemporary painter Quang Ho.

Penix has a crisp, painterly approach with a deft play of light and shadow. I particularly enjoy his paintings of outdoor market stalls and the play of sunlight on brightly colored wooden boats.

3 comments for Derek Penix »

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  1. Comment by Melissa
    Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 3:38 am

    These are gorgeous! A local studio in my area just issued an invitation to submit to a show they are calling “The Farmer’s Market,” and I have been at my local one snapping photos to find the image I want to capture. This guy has it down! Lovely.

  2. Comment by Gwynn Smith
    Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    I have just discovered your blog, what a wonderful, inspiring, serendipitous discovery. I love it. Thank You.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    Thanks, Gwynn. There are 6 years worth of archived articles for you to enjoy (grin).

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