“Painting Luminous Night Scenes in Oil or Acrylic” with Angela Bandurka

DATE/TIME: 2 Thursdays evenings / Nov 3 and 10 / 6-8:30pm

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 425.697.2787

LOCATION: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020


Learn how to paint sparkling lights against the night, deep shadows contrasting with warm and cool lights. Whether it’s the city or landscape, Angela will show you her tricks to painting night scenes with luminous color that isn’t muddy.

In this schedule-friendly, two- evening format, you’ll be learning Angela’s process from start to finish, and you’ll leave with a painting of your own to hang on your wall or to give as a treasured holiday gift to a special someone.

What you can expect to learn:

  • how to plan your night scene - from the subjects you choose to the photos you take
  • where to start, and how to simplify
  • how to see color temperature in the lights and exaggerate them
  • effective color palettes for night scenes
  • creative texture using palette knives to add interest to the painting


You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.


Acrylic Paint (best brands include Golden, M. Graham and Liquitex Professional)

  • Quinacridone rose OR quinacridone Magenta OR Alizarin Crimson permanent
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Hooker’s Green
  • Titanium White
  • Optional: Titanium Buff
    • No mediums required for acrylics


Oil Paint (best brands include Williamsburg, Gamblin, and M. Graham)

  • Quinacridone rose OR quinacridone Magenta OR Alizarin Crimson permanent
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Hooker’s Green
  • Titanium White
  • • Optional: Warm White or Ivory Buff

Oil Paint Mediums

  • Fast Dry Medium (I like M. Graham Walnut Alkyd Fast Dry Medium, but you can use NeoMegilp or other fast dry medium)
  • Odorless mineral spirits or M. Graham Walnut Oil


Long handled medium stiff brushes are best. I prefer Connoisseur Pure Synthetic Series or Connoisseur Black & White Hog Series long handled brushes. I would recommend at least one large flat or filbert (like a 14 through 8); one small filbert (like a 0 or 2); plus one large round (like an 6).

Optional: For those little flourishes at the end and signing your name, I prefer a brush like the Simply Simmons liner or script brush in a 1 or 2.

Painting Support (canvases)

You can choose to bring canvases or panels. We’ll be working on one painting through the 2-class session, and to finish the painting you’ll want to stay small without working in miniature.

Usually a 9x12- or 11x14-inch size will work. I like to work on a wooden panel or cradled board, but you can use canvas if you would rather have the texture of the fabric. Make sure the surface has been gessoed (most are already done when you buy them, you’ll know it is if it’s white).


  • Oil painters only: Wide mouth jar for mineral spirits or walnut oil
  • Oil painters only: plastic wrap to keep the paint wet overnight
  • Small metal palette knife
  • Palette
  • Painting clothes or an apron to keep clean
  • Optional: table easel (Cole has a few of these – please call to reserve)

Provided by Cole Art Studio:

  • Paper towel
  • Latex medical gloves to keep hands clean
  • Water receptacle (for acrylic painters)

Contact Angela if you have any questions about substitutions.

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.