Mastering the Elements of the Landscape – How to Paint Nocturnes
9 am - noon
Painting a nocturne, or night scene can be a challenging endeavor since the artist is attempting to portray something that is devoid of light. As such, the artist must use license to make the mostly unseeable seen. In this class, students will learn a technique to create a nocturne using a well-lit reference changing day to night. Students who have taken the Landscape Basics class will benefit, but it is not a prerequisite. Students will be able to apply the techniques learned in this course to future nocturne paintings.
Wednesday, September 6 – 27
9 am – noon
Instructor: Mike Callahan
Ages: (15+) | All Levels
Supplies: Show confirmation receipt at Nevada Fine Arts to receive a 10% discount.
- Paint: Note: If you already have a set of oil paint with a variety of colors, you are welcome to bring it, if not you should get the following colors:
M. Graham brand , Zinc White (37ml), Titanium White (37ml), Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml)
- Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits.
- Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz)
- Containers: Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner), Small can such as olive can (for medium)
- Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10, Or , Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10, Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.
- Painting or Palette knife (steel is preferable to plastic), Disposable
- New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar
- Brush Cleaner
- The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver 2.5 oz
- 2- Stretched Canvases or Canvas Panels (9”x12”, 11”x14, or 12”x16” – larger sizes than these not recommended due to time constraints)
- Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)
- Optional: Nitrile gloves
- Approximate cost of above items $100- $120