Plein Air Painting with Jivan Lee

08Sep3:30 pm7:30 pmPlein Air Painting with Jivan Lee

Event Details

Immerse yourself in the landscape that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe to paint her masterpiece, The Lawrence Tree, in 1929. Currently featured in the Harwood Centennial exhibition, O’Keeffe’s portrait of a magnificent ponderosa pine will serve as inspiration for taking a fresh perspective on landscape painting.

Following in the footsteps of generations of great landscape painters, the class will meet for 4 hours of guided plein air painting at the D.H. Lawrence Ranch where Georgia O’Keeffe painted The Lawrence Tree. The class will include a discussion of the work that inspired the location, an overview of techniques and painting strategy, and a live Q & A demo. If you choose to paint along during the workshop – which is not required some individualized instruction based on your goals as a painter will be offered as well.

This is a class for beginner/intermediate painters with some technical knowledge as well as advanced painters interested in exploring the creative process further. Materials are not provided. A list of recommended materials will be sent to all participants. A few field easels are available upon request.

Limited to 16 students.

Ages 16+ 

For participants traveling from out of town, Harwood Centennial sponsor Casa Benavides is offering a special 10% discount to Harwood guests. Simply mention the Harwood at the time of your booking to receive the discount.  


About the Artist / Instructor

Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY, and studied painting and environmental policy at Bard College. Following graduate school he sold cheese at the Union Square Farmer’s Market in New York City, taught for the University of New Mexico in Taos, and founded and directed the Project for Art and the Environment. Today the heart of Jivan’s work is an outdoor painting practice that explores time, change, and the complexities of how humans see and shape the environment. His work has been the subject of a number of solo exhibits and written about in Southwest ContemporaryThe Santa Fe New MexicanThe Albuquerque JournalFine Art ConnoisseurWestern Art & Architecture, and Phoenix Home and Garden among other publications.


Featured Work of Art: Georgia O’Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree, 1929. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. © 2023 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.




(Friday) 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm


D.H. Lawrence Ranch

506 D.H. Lawrence Ranch Rd


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