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Lorenzo Chavez paints the American Western landscape with passion. As he applies each stroke of color – whether he is using pastels or oil paint – he intimately captures the textures of the landscape. His emotional response to the colors, textures and light of the western landscape inspire him to paint. However, it is not so much the grandiose vistas that the West is famously known for that draws his attention. Rather, he is more often moved by the simple glimpses into nature.
In this conversation, Lorenzo invigorates our excitement for making art. He explores the importance of a painter’s emotional involvement with the landscape. He talks about his remarkable story of how he became a professional painter. He relates the moving generosity of his mentors: artists Ramon Kelley, Ned Jacob and Wilson Hurley. He shares some of the lessons he learned from his close friendship with them.
Plein air painting is an important part of Lorenzo’s painting experience. It’s inevitable that he would experience many adventures painting outdoors. in this episode he shares some of his exciting experiences with us.
Of course, there’s so much more to this conversation: he talks about judging juried shows, why he paints both with pastels and oil paints, a few book recommendations, tools he likes to use, the importance of having a good website and social media presence, and much more.
Though this conversation is over two hours long, it goes by fast! As you listen to this inspiring conversation, it is clearly evident that Lorenzo Chavez is a passionate painter of the emotional landscape.
Mentioned in this episode:
Zen in the Art of Writing (by Ray Bradbury) https://amzn.to/38DWV3P (affiliate link)
Oil Painting: Techniques and Materials (by Joseph A. Mugnaini) https://amzn.to/3pjLzru (affiliate link)
Drawing: A Search for Form (by Joseph A. Mugnaini) https://amzn.to/3eMALxj (affiliate link)
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West (by Wallace Stegner) https://amzn.to/2Ug8RQT (affiliate link)
Sacred Paint: Ned Jacob (by Sandra Dallas) https://amzn.to/3phTkyb (affiliate link)
The Life and Art of Wilson Hurley: Celebrating the Richness of Reality (by Rosalyn Roembke Hurley) https://amzn.to/38vWuZ1 (affiliate link)
I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion (by Alyson B. Stanfield) https://amzn.to/3eM4pTk (affiliate link)
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