September 17-19, 2020
Cost: AAI Members – $375, Non-members – $400
($100 deposit required to hold spot)
In this Landscape Painting from life 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.
Chavez was raised in Albuquerque and has an affection for the surrounding vicinity. He has many fond memories of time spent hiking and running in these areas and feels that it was a major influence in his decision to become a landscape painter.
His suggestive renderings and fluent technique in both Oil and Pastel have earned him numerous awards and many devoted collectors throughout the United States and he is considered by many to be the west’s premier pastel painter. He has been the recipient of awards and honors from such notable groups at the Pastel Society of America, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, numerous Pastel Societies Across the United States. Society de Pastelists France, the C.M. Russell Auction, and Artist of the West Pioneer Museum.
Chavez is an active member of. Northwest Rendezvous of Art, Plein Air Painters of America, California Art Club Signature Member, American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of Spain.
Chavez’s work is featured in six galleries in the United States and is included in Private, Corporate, University, and Museum collections nationally and internationally.
This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced painter.
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