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Oil Painting Workshop with Acclaimed Landscape Artist Zufar Bikbov.

Zufar Bikbov  "Landscape Painting in Four Steps”

Thursday and Friday, September 9-10, 2021

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23518-5337


Intermediate and advanced artists are invited to study with nationally acclaimed artist Zufar Bikbov during this two-day workshop in Norfolk, Virginia. Zufar is a Watertown, Connecticut artist who began his artistic career in his homeland of Russia and honed his talent while traveling and painting in the United States. He is a master at composition and color and paints in the impressionistic style.

Zufar is fresh from participating in 2021 Plein Air Easton where he won Best Maritime Painting and Quick Draw Honorable Mention Awards. These artistic honors are the latest recognition of Zufar’s talent and artistic accomplishments bestowed during respected plein air competitions and solo shows. His works are widely present in private collections in the United States – from New England to California – and in the UK, Spain, and Russia. During this workshop students will learn how to efficiently approach any landscape with predictable great results. Using Zufar’s Four-Step approach, the workshop teaches a relatively easy to follow system and specifics of performance that are applicable to outdoor and studio settings. Intermediate and advanced level students working with oils will learn Zufar’s approach to 1. Sketch 2. Color Study 3. Final Composition and 4. Master Painting.


Morning (9:30 AM-12:30 PM)

9:30 Introduction. Agenda.
10:00 Zufar does Demo, Sketch as a Step 1 of the process
10:30 Students work on Sketching
11:00 Zufar does Demo, Step 2: Color Study in outdoor settings
12:00 Students start working on Color Study
12:30 Lunch on your own at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Afternoon (1:30 PM-5:00 PM)

1:30 Students finish Color Study.
2:30 Analysis and planning. Zufar does demo for Step 3: Final composition
3:00 Students work on Step 3: Final Composition.
4:00 Students start along with Zufar for Step 4: Master Painting.

After Class

6:00 Move to East Beach for a light dinner. Discussion about scouting for nice views
and sketching for extra practice. Strategy of working on plein air events.

Evening Bonus! Zufar sunset demo, weather permitting.


Morning (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)

9:30 Zufar does demo: Step 4, Master painting. Part1.
10:00 Students work.
11:00 Zufar does demo: Step 4, Master painting. Part 2.
11:30 Students work.
12:30 Lunch on your own at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Afternoon (1:30 PM-4:30 PM)

1:30 Analyzing and planning on finishing Master painting.
2:00 Zufar does demo: Step 4, Master painting. Part 3.
2:30 Students work.
3:45 Zufar does demo: Step 4, Master painting. Final touches. Wrapping up.


$300 per person. Click here to register online.


A list of recommended supplies will be provided with registration.

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