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Indoor Landscape Painting (From Photo Reference) | Rodolfo Rivademar

Students will work from sketches and notes taken on location and also work from old masters paintings (studying their techniques). Photographs can also be employed preferably if the student experienced it. Photos will never be as sophisticated as the student's eye so instructor will guide students in tonal as well as color temperature aspects.

Learn to “draw” with your brush. Working wet on wet to increase the fluidity of the paint. Defining the overall atmosphere for each landscape; thus setting the tonal key as well as mood for each landscape. Systematic use of hatching and crosshatching to define interacting patterns within the painting. Great emphasis on methodology and philosophy behind painting.

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Product Description

Supply List

Flat bristle brushes #2, 4, 6, 10, 12.
Round sable brush #1 for fine details.
Odorless turpentine or mineral spirits.
Damar varnish.
Paper towel roll.(Viva brand)
Palette knife for mixing colors.
Plastic bags for disposal of paper towel.
Titanium white.
Ivory black.
Permanent Rose or Thalo Rose.
Alizarin crimson.
Cadmium red light.
Cadmium yellow medium.
Cadmium yellow lemon.
Ultramarine blue.
Burnt umber.
Burnt Sienna.
Yellow ochre.
Panels or canvases, size 9″x12, 12″x16″ or 16″x20″.
Bring several in case you paint fast.
Also, you can bring more elongated panels.(more in the spirit of a landscape)
Sketchbook, pencils “F’or “HB” and erasers.

Instructor Bio

Rodolfo Rivademar was born in Argentina in 1957. His childhood was steeped in an artistic environment that fostered his early development in drawing and painting.

Maturing in this tradition, he gained his first “Best of Show” award at the age of 10 with a watercolor of the Cathedral of San isidro of Buenos Aires.

Despite this early approbation in fine art, when of age he entered into a technical field. Architecture would prove to further enhance his artistic abilities, and through courses in drafting and sculpture with notable Argentine instructors such a Rivero Rodrigo, Carlos Terribili and Estela Pereda, his first love of fine art surfaced with new meaning.

Coming to the United States, he sought to further pursue this interest with studies in watercolor and oil painting under the tutelage of notable instructor Michael Daniel.

To date Rodolfo Rivademar has taken part in over sixty exhibitions, including many one-man shows, and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. His paintings form part of many collections both here and abroad, and have been reproduced in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Review, Art and Antiques Magazine, as well as in numerous catalogs. His work has also been pictured in the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Breeze, Orange County Register, ArtTalk and many other publications.

Rodolfo Rivademar is a charter artist member of the California Art Club. To further study the artist traveled to Europe 1995; assimilating the knowledge of the old masters.

LAAFA Policies


Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.

Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.

There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).


LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.

If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.

If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.


All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.

You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.

All artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.


  • If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
  • The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
  • Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
  • Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
  • Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
  • Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
  • Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
  • Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
  • No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.

Workshop Policy

  • There will only be 18 spots allowed in the workshops. Entry in the workshop is on a first come, first served basis. We do not accept reservations. Students with Membership Passes will be admitted into the workshop first, 15 minutes before the start time (not before). Students paying on a per-day basis will be admitted at the start time of the workshop if space is available.
  • Please note that all students must pay prior to the start of each workshop or class when paying on a per-day basis, and prior to entering the workshop to set up.
  • A monitor appointed by LAAFA will set up all uninstructed workshops. Once the pose is set, there will be no changes.
  • Any suggestions or comments, please email us at


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