Oil Painting Weekend Feb. 24-26 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Oil Painting Weekend Feb. 24-26 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park


DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. –(Jan.23, 2017) - Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host its Oil Painting Weekend Feb. 24-26.


There will be a demonstration on Friday night at 7 p.m. and classes 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Bonita Mallory will teach the wet on wet method of oil painting.  She is a Bob Ross certified instructor.


Participants will complete a 16x20 landscape oil painting.  All materials are provided. Although the class is not messy, participants should wear clothing and shoes they don’t mind to get paint on.


Participants should also make sure they have room in their cars to bring a 16x20 wet oil painting home. The painting will take approximately 7 days to dry. The Saturday painting will be a lake scene at sunrise and the Sunday painting will be a fall scene with warm golden hues.


The fee is $70 for one class (one day) or $130 for both days.


The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round, the park has 12 cottages in the wooded lodge area and on the lake’s shores. The restaurant seats 200, including a private dining room for up to 80. The park also has an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, riding carts, pull carts and rental clubs. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. The park also offers hiking trails, fishing, basketball, tennis and horse campsites that are available year-round. Call 1-800-325-1711 for information and reservations.


The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 North. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is approximately 8 miles south of Dawson Springs. Take Exit 92 on Interstate 69.




Contact: Rebecca Clark, rebeccae.clark@ky.gov





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov



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