Light Up Your Mood with Priscilla Coote

$190, $170 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Use the effects of light in your paintings to create atmosphere, interest and three-dimensionality. By unifying your compositions with light, your work will become more than a simple rendering of disconnected objects.

This is a studio class. On the first day, explore how to create convincing light effects, and complete a small example using what you have learned. On day two, paint the same subject under a different light, learning what is possible just by employing a few techniques. Discover new freedom of expression and learn to create these effects at will in all of your work, opening up new possibilities and advancing your skill levels in your painting, lessening your dependence on the literal rendering of photographs.

sponsored by Manley deBoer

Please bring standard studio oil painting supplies*:

  • Good-quality paints, basic colors
  • A variety of oil brushes, bristle and/or nylon
  • Two 12×16 stretched canvases or panels
  • A table easel to support them securely
  • A palette, covered for transport
  • Odorless painting medium, Neo-megilp preferred. No Liquin or turps please.Paper towels or rags and a plastic grocery bag to put them into
  • Optional, a steel canister brush washer filled with Gamsol or Turpenoid Natural, again no turps or stinky solvent, please. An alternative is to bring lots of brushes and wash them at home.


*other media accepted, but all demos and teaching will be oriented to oils.

Supplies available at Books & Books with an additional 10% discount.

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Gallery and Box Office Hours
Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm


The Studios of Key West