How to Paint a Nocturne


Sacramento, CA 95814

Step into the dark and compose paintings of night scenes where light is diffused and the atmosphere is hazy. Learn about the visual qualities and techniques of painting a nocturne so you can create your own moody masterpiece. Registration closes January 13.

Running low on supplies or just want to avoid going to the store? Purchase a Supplies-to-Go Bag, conveniently packed and quarantined for at least 72 hours and ready for curbside pick-up at a designated time. Available at registration. Limit one per participant.

Want to order your own materials? Click HERE for a supply list. Allow ample time for deliveries to ensure you are ready to go when class begins. Note: All participants will need access to Zoom.

Instructor Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full time. She has recently been juried into several national plein air painting competitions, and her work is in many private and public collections. She served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Landscape Artists International.

Image: Andreas Achenbach (German, 1815–1910), Norwegian Coast by Moonlight, 1848. Oil on canvas, 10 3/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (26.35 cm x 36.83 cm), Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection, 1872.426.