JOHN P. LASATER IV – SUNSETS & NOCTURNES – workshop Sept. 22-24

"Radient Light"    by John Lasater IV


Price: $475.00
Workshop Dates: 9/22/2016 – 9/24/2016
Location: Ellis County Art Association
                113 W. Franklin St.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165



“Radient Light”    by John Lasater IV


“Sunsets, Late Light & Nocturnes” – Plein Air Workshop

Class is limited to 16 students. This is a plein air class on painting sunsets & nocturnes that will start late afternoon and continue until 10 or 11 pm at night.   A light supper is included in the workshop fee. Please read the daily agenda below to be certain that the class times will fit your schedule. 

There are many difficult challenges for a plein air painter, one of which is capturing dramatic evening scenery with realistic values and rich, atmospheric colors. This workshop will give you help you capture the golden moment and nocturnal mysteries with satisfying accuracy.

Beyond that, John’s desire as an instructor is to give you a measure of confidence that will make you free to become who you were meant to be as an artist. He teaches the basics of shapes, colors, values and edges, but also how to follow your heart and challenge the rules.


  • Gain experience with some of the toughest plein air subjects – changing sunset light and mysterious nocturnes.
  • Choosing where to paint – things to think about before settling on a spot to paint.
  • Preparing your canvas for a dramatic scene.
  • Learning to control color and bring importance to the areas of emphasis.
  • How to create movement in an atmospheric painting, or a painting with multiple light sources.
  • How to paint in and around light sources like the sun and street lights.
  • Familiarization with tools, oil paint, and application
  • When to call it quits and how to paint in multiple sessions.


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