Landscape : Painting Haystacks
Medium: Pastel
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Workshop Details

In this workshop I demonstrate my process for painting from a reference photo in the studio while still staying true to the original scene. I focus on teaching how to paint as the human eye sees, not as the camera captures a scene. I also consider how to draw the viewer’s eye to a focal point on the canvas.
I encourage students to develop their composition skills as this will allow them to improve the quality of their finished pieces.

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Rating and Reviews

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Susan Metts

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So much information packed into this lecture. I keep re-watching it and find more things to learn!

David Greer

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This workshop is an invaluable resource for those who paint in pastel regardless of level. Chavez concisely explains, from start to finish, how he develops a piece and gives easy-to-follow directions about composing, value, color, and applying pigment. Chavez beautifully renders his subject on Canson Mi-Teintes--a paper notoriously disliked by many enthusiasts--and he provides two tips in particular that will encourage the discouraged to confront the paper anew. The cost of the workshop is a mere $12, the lessons learned are incalculable.

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