Oil Painting Workshop – Nocturne

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Instructor, Zufar Bikbov
Saturday, March 16
10 am - 4 pm

Nocturne painting is a term coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler to describe a painting style that depicts scenes evocative of the night or subjects as they appear in a veil of light, in twilight, or in the absence of direct light. In a broader usage, the term has come to refer to any painting of a night scene, or night-piece, such as  Rembrandt's, The Night Watch. Mystery of night is when the green glow of the moon or warm light of street lights reveal just a part of our day life, while many things stay in the shadows and are non-described. Nocturne painting is when our thought and dreams fly to the stars.  At some point most landscape painters try to capture the essence of the night in their paintings, otherwise known as a Nocturne. This workshop will challenge the way students judge colors and values under a drastically different light source than painting during daylight hours.  In this one-day workshop instructor, Zufar Bikbov, will work with students on a nocturne scene and show all stages from his approach to the finish piece, while opening his own secrets and tricks which has brought him numerous awards for his Nocturnes from Coast-to-Coast at plein air competitions.   Students will leave with a painting which will attract attention of their family and friends. The fee for the one-day workshop is $165 which includes all supplies. All levels are welcome.

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