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Dick Ensing

Dick Ensing

Dick Ensing is the owner of the Dutchman's Loft studio, located 1 1/2 miles from Dollywood in Tennessee. He paints in the traditional style of the French impressionists, with Cades Cove and the surrounding countryside as his inspiration. As the 5th generation grandson of the legendary Dutch painter Adrian VanDer Werf (1659-1722), Dick truly values his heritage. Adrian VanDer Werf was the most famous painter of his day, and achieved a high level of academic perfection in all his work. He even surpassed Rembrandt, who died when Adrian was 10 years old. Dick Ensing has studied art with Robert Brackman, William Schultz, Herb Abrams and portraiture with Illona Ross Smithkin. He has taught art at the Arrowmont School of Art and Walters State College, in addition to teaching workshops at many colleges and art leagues. Presently Dick does workshops for Jerry's Artarama, Cheap Joe's Art Supplies and for the Dutchman's Loft. Along with Dick's other accomplishments, he has a degree in engineering and plays jazz as a hobby. Dick, his wife Pat and son Curt have adopted the Great Smoky Mountains as their home. Quotations / Artist Statements: "Landscape painting in the Great Smoky Mountains is a real experience, because the light in the mountains is filtered by the atmosphere, causing the colors to have a prismatic effect. This creates a mood that captivates the feeling and beauty of God's awesome power." - Dick Ensing

About Adding Color To A Landscape in Oils: Part 1

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to add color to complete an oil painting in this...

About Adding Color To A Landscape In Oils: Part 2

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to add color to complete an oil painting in this...

About Applying Pastels

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Cleaning Your Pastels

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Color Intensity on Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Color Mixing in Painting

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating color...

About Color Wheel in Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Drawing a Still Life

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you how to creat...

About How To Begin A Landscape Painting In Oils

Follow along with Tennessee artist Dick Ensing as he demonstrates how to begin an oil landscap...

About How To Begin Painting a Still Life Using Acrylics

Tennessee impressionist artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to paint a still life with acrylic...

About How To Build Up a Still Life Using Mungyo Soft Pastels

Join professional impressionist artist Dick Ensing in this juicy free art lesson as he shows y...

About How To Build Up an Acrylic Painting Using Mungyo Soft Pastels

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing shows you how to embellish a nearly complete painting using Mungy...

About How To Create Washes and Sketches On Canson Artboard

Using acrylic paints, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to begin a painting on Can...

About How To Finish A Pastel Painting Using Mungyo Pastels

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to finish a pastel painting using Mungyo pastels...

About How To Keep Records Of Your Artwork

In this exciting free art lesson, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing explains the importance of keep...

About How To Paint A Landscape In Pastels

In this exciting free art lesson, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing will demonstrate how to add to ...

About How To Paint an Early Morning Mountain Brook in Acrylics and an Artboard

In this new free art lesson, impressionist painter Dick Ensing demonstrates how to paint a qui...

About How To Pick Your Subject for a Portrait

Tennessee impressionist artist Dick Ensing demonstrates how to go about picking your subject i...

About How To Sign an Oil Painting

Your signature is an important way you as an artist can leave your own unique mark on your wor...

About How To Sign And Evaluate Your Prints

In this free art lesson, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing shows you how to sign and evaluate your ...

About How To Use A Palette Knife In Oil Painting

In this exciting free art lesson, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing will show you how to use a pale...

About How To Use Soft Pastels To Finish A Pastel Painting

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing shows you how to add soft pastels to your pastel painting to put ...

About How To Use Water To Paint a Landscape with Mungyo Pastels

In this free art lesson, impressionist painter Dick Ensing demonstrates how to add water to a ...

About Painting A Plein Air Scene Using Mungyo Oil Pastels

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing is back, with another lesson on how to bring plein air into your ...

About Preparing the Portrait in Oils

Professional artist Dick Ensing instructs on how to create the basis of a great portrait...

About Reconstructing a Head Study on Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you how to recon...

About Reconstructing a Still Life: Apples and Grapes in Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you how to recon...

About Reconstructing A Still Life: Fruit and Wine in Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing explains the importanc...

About Remarking A Giclee Print Using Mungyo Soft Pastels

In this exciting free art lesson, Smoky Mountain artist Dick Ensing will show you how to remar...

About Seascape: Part 1 in Oils

Professional artist Dick Ensing demonstrates in a two part series how to paint beautiful...

About Seascape: Part 2 in Oils

Professional artist Dick Ensing demonstrates in a two part series how to paint beautiful...

About Setting Up Values in Oils

Professional artist Dick Ensing instructs on how to set up a value scale for working on ...

About Setting Up Your Palette in Painting

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Shadows in Oils

Professional artist Dick Ensing instructs on how to accurately portray shadows when work...

About Skin Tones in Oils

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About Spraying Pastels

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About The 5 Basic Shapes of a Head Study in Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you the five bas...

About The 5 Basic Shapes of a Still Life in Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you the five bas...

About The Dick Ensing Experience: Episode 1

What happens when you put seasoned artist Dick Ensing in charge of a workshop with eight other...

About The Dick Ensing Experience: Episode 2

What happens when you put seasoned artist Dick Ensing in charge of a workshop with eight other...

About The Dick Ensing Experience: Episode 3

What happens when you put seasoned artist Dick Ensing in charge of a workshop with eight other...

About The Dick Ensing Experience: Episode 4

What happens when you put seasoned artist Dick Ensing in charge of a workshop with eight other...

About Three Color Painting

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating 3 col...

About Three Point Guides in Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Toning A Still Life in Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Using a Color Wheel In Your Painting

In this exciting free art lesson, Tennessee artist Dick Ensing will explain the importance of ...

About Using Semi Hard Pastels In Pastel Painting

Tennessee artist Dick Ensing shows you how to add semi-hard pastels to your pastel painting in...

About Using Value in a Head Study in Oils

In this exciting Free Video Art Lesson, professional artist Dick Ensing shows you how to effec...

About Using Value In A Still Life: Apples and Grapes in Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Using Value In A Still Life: Fruit and Wine in Oils

Join professional artist Dick Ensing for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating how t...

About Value Study On a Still Life Using Watercolor Pencils and Acrylics

Follow along with Tennessee artist Dick Ensing as he shows you how to begin an impressionist s...

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