In February’s instructional video, we are learning to paint the Nocturne from inside the studio, but with helpful reminders of the plein air experience.  

The term Nocturne was actually coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler.  His nocturnes were named in series, as was his musical terms for compositions.  It simply means a composition inspired or evoked by night.  I have found a few helpful hints when painting night scenes.

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