Lorenzo Chavez

Explore the major elements and materials of plein air landscape paintings and study the differences between sketches and studies, and adapt that information for work in the studio.

Fundamentals of Landscape Painting

Lorenzo will help you focus on the fundamentals of plein air to strengthen your skills.

Workshop Description

In this Fundamentals of Landscape Painting workshop, the major elements of plein air landscape painting will be discussed and applied such as dark/light design, focal point, natural color in light, simplification, composition and emotional involvement. Attention will be given to the use of materials (oil and pastel), the differences between a sketch and a study and how this plein air information might be used for work in the studio.

There will be daily demonstrations of small “on the spot” pastel and oil paintings along with personal critiques and reviews of topics from the previous day. Students are asked to bring photographic reference and/or sketches for indoor use in the case of inclement weather. The workshop will be conducted between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm and possibly longer to paint late evening light or sunsets.

This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced painter.

Please Note: Masks will be required inside and out to attend this workshop.

About Lorenzo

Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico, where the striking landscapes, varied cultures and colorful history helped him develop an appreciation for art at an early age. He studied at the Colorado Institute of Art and the Art Students League of Denver. Intensive private study of the Impressionists and 19th century American and Russian painters have made him aware of the wonderful possibilities and importance of painting from life.

Lorenzo exhibits in national invitational exhibitions across the country, including the Pastel Society of America, Artists of America, The Northwest Rendezvous Group, C.M. Russell Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Landscapes of the American West, Plein Air Painters of America, Loveland Art Museum, Pasadena Art Museum Albuquerque Museum Miniatures, Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and Artists of the West.

Lorenzo was invited to exhibit 7 pastels at the 2010 summer Exhibition for the Society of Pastelists in France. Lorenzo’s work is

Fundamentals of Landscape Painting

Lorenzo Chavez
Oil, Pastel
 March 25, 2021-March 28, 2021 
$535/4-day workshop

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Lorenzo’s class was so informative. I learned so many new skills and ideas. This was possible because Lorenzo is a expert instructor who was very prepared, knowledgable, gave great handouts and overall so so helpful to me as and artist. I will definately take a class from him again!

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 PO Box 5112

Tubac, AZ 85646




El Presidito, 4 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646

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