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The Studio Nocturne w/ David Lussier

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

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Learn to paint convincing nocturnes in the studio with oils or acrylics. Explore the nuances and color effects of moonlight along with the various transitional effects of warm and cool light from street lamps, window light and even candle light.

Over the course of many years, I have explored painting nocturnes on site and in the studio. At one point, in order to fully grasp the various lighting and value shifts adherent in night scenes, I explored and painted 30 nocturnes in 30 days. My goal was to paint night scenes from a variety of timelines; from the moment it became dusk until late in the evening and also very early morning. For each painting, I would arrive at a scene, sketch, and take notes and I’d capture a snap-shot photo to help me recall how elements went together. Then I would recreate the feeling and the light of each precise moment, in the studio the next day. It was a real eye opener. I learned a great deal and I want to share it with you.

In this weekend workshop, with the use of demos, discussion and individual instruction at the easel, we will explore these various effects of light. We will also look at some of the work of past painters, who left behind some amazing examples of nocturne painting: Frederick Remington, George Sotter and James Whistler to name a few. I will provide hand outs and reference photos. With one-on-one guidance, you will paint your own nocturne each day. 

Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, 10:00 am- 4:00 PM. Class  size is limited to 12 students

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $35 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  


November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am
November 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Jackson Art


Jackson Art Studio and Gallery
155 Ridge Road
Jackson, NH 03846
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