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Painting Dramatic Night Scene Landscapes in Oil or Acrylic
w/ Andy Eccleshall

This class is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list. 425.697.2787

Date/Time: Sat-Sun / Jan 27-28, 2018 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $250

Registration: Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list 425.697.2787

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

“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.” (Wikipedia )

In this 2-day workshop with our beloved Andy Eccleshall, you’ll create your own nocturne painting! Moonlit skies and shining stars, soft blue hues and silvery highlights.

On Day One, we will all paint from the same reference image to get the hang of the restricted color palette and unique techniques for creating these moody compositions. On Day Two you will get the chance to create your own painting using the techniques you have learned from Day One. For Day Two, you can use your own reference or you can paint from Andy’s.

For the supply list, Andy recommends, “medium to small canvases, no larger than 24 x 30. Canvases should be prepared as suggested in the materials list and DRY BEFORE CLASS.”

Supply List:

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


  • Please allow time in your schedules to base coat your canvases well before class, following the example in the accompanying diagram. Double click on the image to see it larger.
  • If you are using oil, please thin your color with Gamsol.
  • If using acrylic, please thin with a little water.
  • It is essential that your canvases are dry before start of class.

Acrylic or Oil paint:

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  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue or Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Payne's Grey
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Naples Yellow
  • Any other colors you may have

Notes for Oil painters:
- It will be important to use an alkyd drying medium, such as Galkyd Light, Solvent-free Galkyd, etc.  No Liquin, please. 
- Odorless mineral spirits, such as Gamsol.
No stinky mediums are allowed.

Good quality synthetic brushes in "double sizes". (This means they usually have long handles and the sizes are generally twice as big as the short-handled brushes like those used in watercolor.)

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  •  Two medium Flat or Bright synthetic brushes, like #6 (these would be from 1/2 - 1" flats or brights).
  • Two Large Flat synthetic brushes or Filbert brushes for blending the background, about 1 1/2 - 2" or so. (ARTspot has Simply Simmons XL #50 Soft Synthetic - a great brush for a great price.) 
  • Several small round synthetic brushes, #4-#0 (the # 4 is about 1/4" wide). 
  • Plus any other brushes you might have.

 Canvases (make sure all are prepped):

  • 2-3 small to medium canvases, no larger than 24x30. Prepare as in diagram so that they are DRY BEFORE CLASS. If you are using oils, please allow plenty of time for drying.


  • Reference photo, if desired, for the second day (reference will be supplied for the first day and will be available for the second day if you need it)
  • Table easel or standing easel (Cole has several of these; call to reserve one)
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette or whatever you prefer)
  • Notebook and pens for note-taking
  • Rags or paper towel (Andy likes blue shop towels) 
  • Bag for trash
  • Something to bring your paintings home in

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.