Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J Lynch, September, LaVeta



Matt Smith  June  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  August  Cotopaxi

Kim English  September  LaVeta

Michael Lynch September  LaVeta






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Since 1990, we've been offering fine art instruction through plein air and studio workshops in a variety of locations. Artists may choose an all-inclusive package in a Premium workshop retreat; or a workshop in which the participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals.


A special thanks to all of the extraordinary artists that I have had the good fortune to meet in the workshops over the years. It is a fantastic journey and I am grateful! - Marty Brens












Lorenzo Chavez materials list Oil


Supply List   Oil Paints


This is a list of the oil painting equipment I have come to prefer.  I have found that buying quality products have had a big impact on my work both in terms of ease of handling and saving money over the years.

 Easels  (Your choice of):

  • Open M box and Bogen tripod  (800 473-8098)
  • Julian French easel – half box
  • Easel Pal – palette box (505 892-7752)

 Oils – Chromatic Colors

  • Permanent Red Medium – Rembrandt
  • Cad Yellow Medium
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Deep
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Viridian Green
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Sienna – earth color

 Canvas Panels – Source Tek  (800 587-5462)

     Sizes: 8x10  9x12  10x12

Abend Gallery – oil panels (303 355-0950)

     Sizes: 8x10  9x12  10x12  11x14


     Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 flats

     Sizes:  6, 8 rounds

 Palette Knives

     1 medium #8

     1 small #3

 Turpenoid (odorless turpentine)

Brush cleaner (Holbein small or medium)

Palette cup

Paper Towels -  Viva

Small trash bags

Small sketchbook (for thumbnails and note taking)