With Master Painter Dennis Perrin

With brand new streaming videos, this course will be the most advanced study in the world of Painting to date.

Master Painter Dennis Perrin, recognized as one of this generations' leading painters, will lead you through his patented method of painting step-by-step, with a calm, soothing demeanor, allowing you to easily explore one of the most interesting and captivating of all artistic subjects.

Through high quality live & recorded video and in the moment narration, Perrin will let you in on the secrets that have vaulted him to the top of the world of painting light.

Only now have these secrets been made available to anyone, anywhere in the world, on any device, designed to conform to any schedule.

And the best part is, this course, once purchased, is available for a lifetime!

"You only have available to you some simple materials: paint in tubes, a palette, brushes, a painting ground like canvas or gessoed panel, and two dimensions. Yet, with these limited materials, and a profound understanding of the importance of value, abstraction, and the relationships of abstract value shapes, you can create vibrant, shimmering, powerful paintings that beam with the illusion of light."

– Dennis Perrin


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!

 Live & Recorded Videos throughout

"Out of all the classes/workshops/courses I've taken, this may be the best. Dennis presents a way of seeing and approaching a painting that changed my mental processes about it after one class. His method of teaching and clarity of content, coupled with his ability to explain as he works, is unique in my experience. Added to that, he has a background support team that keeps everything running smoothly. If you really want to learn what painting is and how to do it, I highly recommend it."

– C.S.

In this 5 part virtual course , you can expect to learn the following, and more:

◊ Who is Dennis Perrin and what does he have to offer?

◊ How to identify and capture the contrasting values that lie at the heart of painting light.


◊ How to design and build a painting that uses light as subject matter, regardless of the objects that inspire your painting.

◊ Finding the value limits of any painting, insuring that all other values fall within these limits. This is crucial in creating the illusion of light in your paintings.

◊ How to keep your palette and colors easily and simply organized so your palette serves you.

◊ How to conceive of your painting in a holistic way so that every part works easily with every other.

◊ Learning once and for all how important holding the values are in creating light and shadow, the very essence of light in painting.

◊ How to compose powerful, simple statements so your paintings sing cleanly and clearly,even across the room.

◊ Mastering the art of color modulation, a little known but crucial element in the rendering of light in paint.

◊ What colors and brushes best align with your intentions for your paintings.

◊ How to look at a painting you admire and easily discern what makes it great.

◊ How to simplify your paintings to achieve unity, power, and clarity.

◊ How to align your intentions and your beliefs in order to achieve unlimited results in your work.

Visualizing the completed painting as a destination, allowing the painting to easily move to an inevitable and successful conclusion. This most important element, that is often ignored or neglected, is at the heart of The Perrin Method™ of painting.

“I have chosen to see beauty as revealed by light,” said Perrin. “Each painting that I undertake, regardless of subject, is an attempt to capture an image that is both defined and unified by light.”



"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!"



What you can expect to learn from this experience:

◆ 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 well beyond the dates of the course.

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



“I loved every minute… It was so fun watching you bring this beauty to life. I learned an enormous amount from your process and my own paintings are already starting to turn in the direction I've been wanting. Thank you, Dennis.” – M.L.


Connect in our 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. 


“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.


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 in signing up:

4 weeks of lessons, live demos, and instructional videos with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

4 weekly prompts

Email Support

Online Virtual Community for the Entire Course and Beyond (Lifetime Access)

4 Live Q&A Sessions with teacher Dennis Perrin

Access to the Perrin Method Private Facebook Group

Sign up at anytime and go at your own pace.


Course investment:


(payment plan option available at checkout)





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How can I watch the Q&A Sessions? 

Every week's Q&A session will be recorded and is available watch in the virtual community anytime after the call is over.

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™ The Secrets of Painting Light. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of The Secrets of Painting Light, 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.