Dennis Perrin and The Perrin Method is happy to announce Painting Sunlight – Finding the Elusive Pot of Gold.

A 3 week virtual experience available anytime, anywhere in the world

With the capability to share his vast knowledge virtually, we are bringing to you this full multi-media painting experience. 


Why would I want to take this course?

Any painter, regardless of level, would find in this course, revolutionary new ways of thinking about painting, as well as techniques and materials that will allow the painter to evolve to a whole new level of understanding in executing their paintings.

Painting is more than just a process of creating a piece of art. It is a state of being that has application well beyond the domain of the palette, canvas, and easel.

Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

what students of the perrin method are saying:

"I have studied with many nationally known painters. but this class and its' cutting edge presentation has truly been inspirational. Reviewing the videos numerous times has finally cemented a process that is entirely new to me! Dennis' commentary also has led me to a whole new way of thinking in the abstract so that I am painting the essence of a subject, not a realistic rendition. I am excited beyond words and am looking forward to the next segment." – C.D.


"I first want to thank you for everything you've done to make the Figure in the Interior course so meaningful. I had no idea what to expect when I signed up for your class and I am overwhelmed with the depth of what you've covered. Besides being unconditionally supportive and positive, you profoundly understand all the hidden mental obstacles that can burden painting students.  The meditative exercises, videos, and reading suggestions were brilliant tools that have helped me understand and face these quiet and harmful distractions. You have opened my mind in ways I never dreamed possible and I feel myself becoming a better artist already. I am filled with gratitude!" – H.C.


“Thank you so much Dennis, you have shared so much and made such a difference. I love your beautiful paintings, loved seeing how you do it paint-wise and deeply appreciated seeing your calmness and mindfulness whilst painting. I had no idea when I signed up for the course how wonderful it would be. What a gift you are to the world. Thank you.” – P.M.


“Dennis, your method has begun to solve my longstanding issue of color vs value. I had been taught value comes first, but was still not clever enough to keep my values separate on the palette. I paint mostly chiaroscuro and in the particular style I was familiar with, shadows were to be mysterious and transparent. Except for the odd reflected light or translucent effect, shadows were mostly left to themselves. There is very little value or color done in shadows other than right around the transition. I love how alive your shadows become! I never liked my paintings not done with the dark shadowy background. Now I realize how to handle higher key paintings and make them interesting! Play with the shadows! Your method will be terrific whatever the style in which I choose to paint! I am so happy you share all your wonderful insights with students! I found your first online class in December 2015. I have signed up for every subsequent class and will do so for your next one. You and the other students have been my own wonderful armchair art workshop for over a half a year! And you all feel like supportive friends. And I hope you continue to offer classes on any subject you can dream up!” – V.E.


How does one translate “sunlight” into paint? Is this even possible?

Master Painter Dennis Perrin will show you, step by step — through several of his favorite and most beloved subjects — how to create the look and feel of sunlight in your paintings. 

He’ll take you directly into the outdoors, under the trees, at the garden table, with the breezes blowing and the birds singing, where he’ll demonstrate using his trademark process, The Perrin Method™, how to transform a simple, two-dimensional surface into a world alive with warmth and sunlight. 

Through advances in technology, using both streaming and annotated video, Dennis will give you personal, revolutionary instruction on not just how to paint, but how to think about painting in a whole new way that will simplify and enliven your paintings and bring the joy into painting sunlight and any other subject of your choosing.

From Dennis, The creator of the Perrin Method

"I encourage my students to first practice visualizing the finished painting in their mind’s eye before they even touch a brush or paint. In fact, we often begin our classes with a guided meditation that encourages them to “see” the finished painting.

I then invite them to step slightly back and see that the painting is mounted on their easel, just below is their palette covered in swirls of paint, with brushes and paraphernalia nearby. I also invite them to “see” their own hand and to realize that they are the artist that created this painting.

Through this process, the student enters the role of being the creator of this work and sets the stage for them to now “allow” the painting to come into being in real, physical terms. This simple but powerful shift takes the painting process to a whole new level!"


Featuring streamed lessons direct from the artist in the garden.

What you can expect to learn:

◆ Learn how to create beautiful, bold, stunning paintings while enjoying the process from conception to completion.

◆ Discover the satisfaction of Simplification, being in joyful control of your paintings from start to finish.

◆ Benefit from the tutelage of a Master painter anywhere, anytime, and in the comfort of your own studio.

◆ Reach back into the history of Art and bring forward the secrets of the Masters.

◆ Gain a new understanding of the power of the palette and how to get the most from this very important instrument.

◆ Have the opportunity to get beneficial feedback from a Master teacher and painter.

◆ Enjoy the benefits of the course for a lifetime.

◆ Find out what the most important tool of all is for the artist. The answer will surprise you.



Connect with the Virtual community and join Dennis from anywhere in the world



Our virtual community works on any computer or smart device.

You will also be able to connect with Dennis and the other students. 

About Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called an American Impressionist Painter in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,  Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.

A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.

To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.

What's Included:

3 weeks of lessons, demos, instructional videos, and streamed lessons with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

A Pre-Study Week

Email Support

Online Virtual Community forLifetime Access

3 Recorded Q&A Sessions with teacher Dennis Perrin

Sign up anytime and go at your own pace.


Course Cost:



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How can I watch the Q&A Sessions? 

Every week's Q&A session has been recorded and is available watch in the virtual community anytime.

Where can I ask questions?

You can email your questions in, or post them in the virtual community.

Can I miss a week or two and catchup? 

Yes absolutely. The course comes with lifetime access to the classroom material, so it will never expire. We encourage each student to go at their own pace with whatever their current schedule will allow. You can still submit assignments and get feedback, questions answered after the end of the course. 

Do I need my own studio to take the course? 

You don’t need to have a studio set up to take this course. We recommend finding a space in your home where you will be able to leave your supplies setup without being dismantled. 

Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Students that submit all assignments to the teacher can receive a certificate of completion upon request. 



Refund/Returns Policy:
We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ Painting Sunlight. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of Painting Sunlight, please contact us for a full refund within 14 days after completion of course. Refunds are only available with submission of all completed assignments and proof of participation in order to be eligible within 14 days.