Understanding landscape painting from outdoors inspiration to finished painting in the studio.
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of landscape painting in oil and pastel, including composition, values, masses, focal point, edges, line, drawing, and color. Pastel’s and Oil’s are classic mediums that lend themselves naturally to outdoor studies and indoor studio work, and Chavez feels that working from life is the best way to develop your skills and gain the necessary knowledge to improve your landscape work. Weather permitting, the class will work outdoors 3 out of the 5 days, creating small pastel and or oil field studies. Lorenzo will demonstrate daily and will offer individual attention and critiques.
Born in New Mexico, Lorenzo Chavez now resides in Colorado with his family. He credits his art career to an inherited connection to the colorful and historic American Southwest, as well as early exposure to the work of the Taos Society of Artists. He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art. Chavez regularly participates in invitational group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America in New York, Artists of America show in Denver, Society of American Impressionists and Plein Air Painters of America. He had a one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated in several of C.M. Russell’s art auctions. Several feature articles have profiled Chavez in Southwest Art, Artists of the West, The Artist’s Magazine, Pastel Journal, and, most recently, American Artist, February, 2010.
Lorenzo is a respected teacher of plein air painting, conducting workshops, demos and lectures across the country.